Celebrity Race Across the World's all-star line-up - from BBC radio legend to Ted Lasso favourite

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Following the success of the first celebrity version last year, the likely list of contestants for a new series of Celebrity Race Across The World has been unveiled - and it is set to be a journey with a host of exciting personalities limbering up for an epic trek.

The BBC show will see celebrities, each with their chosen companion, heading off on a thrilling voyage, leaving their first class tickets at home and having to rely on boats, trains, taxis and buses to get to each checkpoint destination.

Rumours suggest that we'll be seeing model Kelly Brook and her husband, Jeremy Parisi embarking on the journey. Also, Scott Mills, the Radio 2 DJ, has reportedly decided to get his racing shoes on, bringing along fiance Sam Vaughan.

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Other potential world travellers include Jeff Brazier and Freddie, his son, along with Kola Bokini from Ted Lasso, reports the Mirror.

In anticipation of our favourite celebs taking on this global challenge, a source close to the stars remarked: "Kelly has travelled all over the world with Jeremy - and she's really competitive so she'll be brilliant TV." They added: "Both Kola and Scott are fans of the show so jumped at the chance to take part."

Kelly and Jeremy, who became husband and wife last year in an Italian ceremony after seven years of dating, are quickly becoming one of TV's power couples. Fresh from their wedding, they're already gearing up for another exciting venture.

The pair are set to host a new daytime show called La Dolce Vita, which will document their journey as they trade their UK lifestyle for the rustic allure of rural Italy. The ITV series is expected to captivate viewers just like Jeremy Clarkson's popular Prime Video series, Clarkson's Farm.

Race Across The World is an adrenaline-fuelled competition that takes participants through some of the globe's most iconic locations, all vying for the title of champion. Pairs taking part each embark on a journey across a specific region of the globe, racing to be the quickest to reach their destination. The catch is that air travel is off-limits and they must make do with a tight budget throughout their adventure.

This new celebrity edition comes hot on the heels of last year's successful run, which saw Good Morning Britain's weatherman Alex Beresford and his dad Noel win. They narrowly beat McFly drummer Harry Judd and his mum Emma, travelling from Morocco to Norway on a 6,200-mile route that crossed 24 countries.

Celebrity Race Across The World had another series approved in November last year due to its success. Tim Harcourt, Creative Director at Studio Lambert, expressed his delight stating: "Audiences seem pleased that the difficult and disarming undertaking of the Race was not watered down for well-known personalities and their loved ones. We are thrilled to be making another series for the BBC."