Whether family, friends or a couple, each team will have to pull together to get to the finish line of this gruelling challenge. The duos are Noel Edmonds and his wife Liz; husband and wife Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) and Shirlie Kemp (Wham!); chef Andi Oliver and her TV presenter daughter Miquita Oliver; and close friends Tinchy Stryder and Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks).
To be in with a chance of winning, they’ll have to work closely in their driver/navigator pairs as they follow the strict rally rules including finding their way without a sat nav and try to keep their cool when engines fail and cars break down.
The journey will take them through some of the least explored areas of the region, from the foothills of the Thai King’s Summer Residence past the Tonle Sap floating villages of Cambodia and to the Jahai tribes of Vietnam. Over 12 days their relationships will be put to the test as they traverse rice paddy fields, jungle tracks and treacherous mountains, whilst meeting the locals, enjoying regional delicacies and staying in some one-of-a-kind accommodation.
In this epic adventure, the series will capture all the laughs, beautiful landscapes and inevitable drama of this truly unique journey.
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, said: “This series promises to be a real treat. The rally takes us through some amazing landscapes and the couples will need to pull together to get through this hugely ambitious journey”.