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Race Across The World - BBC

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,311 ✭✭✭✭siblers


    Have the uncle and nephew had a falling out yet? I get the feeling they're getting the most out of the trip with their approach and hope they win

    Feel sorry for Jo, realise the son has his own issues but he's very demanding

    For the brother and sister, I don't mind them, the brother seems to have his head screwed on, he's very competitive but the sister doesn't seem as arsed

    The other couple, don't mind the guy with the hearing aid, I'd say his partner has him under total control, she's very bossy and not very likeable


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Ah jeepers, that's a shame...to get so close and have to drop out is awful.


    Kudos to that mother, though!!

    Lizzie seemed genuinely upset about it. Jen - that limp hand she offered - shudder :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    This is listed on my Sky planner as episode 8/9..... I wonder do they split this last leg into two shows?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    This is listed on my Sky planner as episode 8/9..... I wonder do they split this last leg into two shows?

    Virgin media has some other show starting at 9 so it's just an hour.

    Very disappointed for jo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Oh would they ever give over with all the soppy personal relationship stuff :mad::mad:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy


    I'm going to mute the portions that top bun is on and look at my phone for it. Cant take it anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Is this going to turn into who can run fastest? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy


    Whatever happens the siblings have no luck at all, lost 24hours with the brothers fit and were waiting at that town for 24 hours looking for work and eating chicken. They may have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Budget-conscious Rob might have his moment in the sun yet! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    OMG, I soooooooo want to visit that part of the world again some time :mad:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    I'd laugh if those two pairs are absolutely killing themselves uphill, and the young ones are there first all the time :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy


    Thank God!!!! Great episode too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    PieOhMy wrote: »
    Thank God!!!! Great episode too!
    It was well done at the end, in fairness!


    Made all the better by the hysterics from Jen :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,689 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    Delighted it was the uncle and nephew that won. A really nice gesture by them to donate half the winnings to South American charities.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,462 ✭✭✭Kiwi_knock


    That was fairly epic end to the show, great entertainment. Glad Emon and Jamuil won, and great gesture by them to donate some of the money. Feel bad for Jo that she didn't get to the end but I think she realised fairly early her son had no interest in winning the race so just enjoyed the experience.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,565 ✭✭✭2nd Row Donkey


    Great show. Thoroughly enjoyed the last 4-5 weeks.

    Bit of a step up on the last leg I thought. What was the point of giving the couple a 4 hiyr lead on the last stage at 2am only to have their lead neutralised by sitting around in the bus station until 6am when the two lads then turned up. Glad those 2 lads won in the end mind you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,565 ✭✭✭2nd Row Donkey


    Great show. Thoroughly enjoyed the last 4-5 weeks.

    Bit of a step up on the last leg I thought. What was the point of giving the couple a 4 hiyr lead on the last stage at 2am only to have their lead neutralised by sitting around in the bus station until 6am when the two lads then turned up. Glad those 2 lads won in the end mind you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,497 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Great show. Thoroughly enjoyed the last 4-5 weeks.

    Bit of a step up on the last leg I thought. What was the point of giving the couple a 4 hiyr lead on the last stage at 2am only to have their lead neutralised by sitting around in the bus station until 6am when the two lads then turned up. Glad those 2 lads won in the end mind you.
    I assume that you have 24 or 48 hours, or some fixed time, from when you arrive at a checkpoint to when you're released for the next leg. If that happens to be at 2 in the morning, bad luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,181 ✭✭✭Poochie05


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    I assume that you have 24 or 48 hours, or some fixed time, from when you arrive at a checkpoint to when you're released for the next leg. If that happens to be at 2 in the morning, bad luck.

    It was more obvious in the first series but think it’s 36 hours from when you arrive.

    Pleased enough with the boys winning and very generous of them to donate half to charity.
    Argentina looks amazing, would love to visit


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭trebor28


    Every couple stays in the hotel for 36 hours, so it can make a huge difference what time you make it to the hotel in the first place, see it on other legs where pairs were leaving the hotel at like midnight only to have to go get accommodation somewhere else for the night.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,348 ✭✭✭✭ricero


    Delighted Jen didnt win, her meltdown at the end reminded me why shes unlikeable.

    Poor Rob I say he got an awful earful (pardon the pun) once the cameras stopped rolling.

    The uncle and nephew seem like lovely lads. Delighted they won.


  • Registered Users Posts: 340 ✭✭JoeExotic81


    Was giggling away at Jen's meltdown! She's a dose and a half.

    This episode highlighted the ridiculousness of the 36 hour rule. It was also hilarious how all the teams were on the same final bus.

    Jen wanting to see the penguins, and them choosing to work when they had enough, was bizarre and they paid big for that decision.

    Great show though, loved it!

    Next week is a catch-up with the 5 teams, I wonder if Rob escaped yet!!

    And yes, I wanna go to Argentina!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,333 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    I wanted Jen and Rob to win at the end, there I said it, screw all you Jen haters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,646 ✭✭✭Whatsisname


    Couldn’t stop laughing at Jen dumping her stuff and then almost regretting it immediately, she’s an absolute pain but so entertaining.

    Delighted the uncle and nephew won, thought they were a bit bland at the start but seeing how they reacted after seeing the kids in São Paulo and how good they were in the care home I really warmed to them. Lovely gesture to donate £10k to charity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭Caprica


    I thought it was a very exciting episode, a great end to the series. Jen’s hysterics only added to the entertainment. Bursting into tears at the final bus stop, ditching her bag, nearly running back to get it, constantly saying she couldn’t do it. Rob was very patient with her. After all the days and weeks on the road, separated by only 20 seconds at the end. Hard believe it was that close.

    I’m glad Emon and Jamiul won and them giving half the prize money to kids charities was a lovely gesture. I think all the way through they worked well together, did they ever have any arguments/disagreements? I thought the clips of Jamiul on his inhaler meant he was going be able to race to the finish.

    Dom & Lizzie really rose their luck but weren’t far of wii I got in the end. I was sorry to see Jo drop out but they weren’t going to make it. If a little less of their budget was spent on Sam feeding himself instead of trying to economise they might have got their.

    Argentina and Ushuaia looked amazing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,530 ✭✭✭PieOhMy


    Caprica wrote: »
    I thought it was a very exciting episode, a great end to the series. Jen’s hysterics only added to the entertainment. Bursting into tears at the final bus stop, ditching her bag, nearly running back to get it, constantly saying she couldn’t do it. Rob was very patient with her. After all the days and weeks on the road, separated by only 20 seconds at the end. Hard believe it was that close.

    I’m glad Emon and Jamiul won and them giving half the prize money to kids charities was a lovely gesture. I think all the way through they worked well together, did they ever have any arguments/disagreements? I thought the clips of Jamiul on his inhaler meant he was going be able to race to the finish.

    Dom & Lizzie really rose their luck but weren’t far of wii I got in the end. I was sorry to see Jo drop out but they weren’t going to make it. If a little less of their budget was spent on Sam feeding himself instead of trying to economise they might have got their.

    Argentina and Ushuaia looked amazing.

    I have to say I found it very exiting! That ending is amazing, even throughout the episode they all overtook each other a few times, the winners put in 40 hours on a bus at some point too?
    Robs plan of having X amount for the final stage nearly paid off too if they had just had enuf for a taxi the last bit of the way but ultimatly it was the cool heads that won it for the lads, can you imagine Jen thinking of bartering her ipod for a taxi ride? Also the lads had the foresight to leave their bags in a pub. Rob and Jen didnt cop that they should ditch them too untill it was too late and she was already throwing a massive wobbler!

    Jo's fate was sealed two episodes ago when they decided that the most desired outcome of the race would be the experiences they have on the way and then opening up the purse strings to fund them. Tbh it's a testament to the lady that they got so close at all it really is.
    I would like to know out of curiosity how much the siblings missed the bus by on the previous day, that was the difference for them.

    Also its seems like Argentina is a big winner from the show too based on a few posts here, it's really on my radar now as a place I would like to see sometime!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,333 ✭✭✭S.M.B.


    As per The Amazing Race, contestants should have to carry their bag to the checkpoint as opposed to being allowed to ditch them in preparation for a foot race.

    While the 20 second difference between first and second led to dramatic scenes I actually thought the final leg was a little underwhelming from a race point of view. The final moments in Singapore last year seemed a lot more challenging if I remember correctly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,119 ✭✭✭homah_7ft


    Great series again. Part of me wishes the producers would forbid the bartering of carried items. After all, why not just be allowed to carry an extra 100 in currency. Also how did the two guys that won afford that last bus? Perhaps it was a free hotel bus? Anyways I enjoyed the programme and it was a shame that Jo could not make it to the end. She deserved it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,096 ✭✭✭Living Off The Splash


    Great show. Thoroughly enjoyed the last 4-5 weeks.

    Bit of a step up on the last leg I thought. What was the point of giving the couple a 4 hiyr lead on the last stage at 2am only to have their lead neutralised by sitting around in the bus station until 6am when the two lads then turned up. Glad those 2 lads won in the end mind you.

    They could have tried to hitch a lift or something else to benefit from their 4 hour lead I suppose.

    Great show. I am delighted the two lads won.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,555 ✭✭✭✭Muahahaha


    Really enjoyed that finale last night and Jens meltdown at the very end was the cherry on top, I just didnt want to see her win it even though Rob was alright. Glad the two lads did it and as others said fair play to them for donating the £10k, they were under no obligation to do that.

    PieOhMy wrote: »
    Robs plan of having X amount for the final stage nearly paid off too if they had just had enuf for a taxi the last bit of the way but ultimatly it was the cool heads that won it for the lads, can you imagine Jen thinking of bartering her ipod for a taxi ride?

    I actually think Jen and Rob lost the entire race on that taxi ride to Rio Grande. When the other two couples showed up for the exact same bus they simply had to get ahead of them by using a taxi and they had way more money than the others. The narrator said that the taxi ride was £250 and that they were £40 short. Any price in south America is negotiable but they didnt even try to haggle and just took the bus with the others on board, bad mistake. Even if that specific taxi wouldnt drop his price they would have found one who would, £210 is more than a weeks wages in Argentina and plenty would bite your arm off to earn it for a day and a halfs work. Had they got a ride to Rio Grande they would have opened up a gap of a couple of hours and then hitch the final 200km to Ushuaia. I dont think they were up for hitching either so it wasnt in their thinking.

    Great show, its really gone up a level year on year with this series being the best yet. Looking forward to next years version already.


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