BBC has confirmed BAFTA-award-winning series Race Across the World is set to return to TV screens across the UK in April.

Five new teams have been revealed set to battle it out for the Race Across the World title and a cash prize of £20,000.

The BBC said: "Leaving behind their smartphones, internet access and bank cards, the race will test the five teams like never before, pushing them to both their physical and emotional limits.

"But with their feet on the ground, and their eyes wide open the rewards will be great, and the memories will be everlasting.

"Only one team can emerge victorious as they all vie to be first and claim the cash prize of £20,000."

With the start of Race Across the World 2024 on BBC One and iPlayer not too far away here is everything you need to know about the new series.

Race Across the World teams for new series

The five teams that will be taking part in the new Series of Race Across the World have been revealed:

  • Brydie and Sharon (mother and daughter)
  • Eugenie and Isabel (mother and daughter)
  • Alfie and Owen (best friends)
  • Stephen and Viv (married couple)
  • James and Betty (brother and sister)

Race Across the World 2024 route

The BBC has confirmed the 2024 series of Race Across the World will take place across Eastern Asia. 

The BBC added: "The five duos will battle it out in a breath-taking 15,000 kilometres race across several countries.

"From northernmost Japan, they will cross six seas and eight borders, skirting the path of the volcanic ring of fire - the most geologically unstable region on the planet to reach the finish line in Lombok, an idyllic Indonesian island paradise."


When does Race Across the World 2024 start on TV?

You can catch up on previous episodes of Race Across the World now on BBC iPlayer.

The new series of Race Across the World begins on April 10 at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.