Race Across the World postponed days before air date

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Celebrity Race Across the World was due to air on Wednesday but has been removed from the BBC schedule, The Sun reports.

The much-loved series was set to see famous faces racing from Morocco to Norway, but following the devastating earthquake in Morocco, the show has been pulled.

Race Across the World fans have been eagerly awaiting the celebrity edition, and the BBC has yet to confirm when the episodes will now run.

The new series stars McFly’s Harry Judd, Alex Beresford, Billy Monger and Mel Blatt travelling the monumental distance as part of the popular series.

Both Harry and Mel chose their mums as their travel partners, while Alex brought along his dad and Billy chose his sister, Bonny.

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A BBC spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “In light of the earthquake in Morocco we have taken the decision to postpone the first episode of Celebrity Race Across the World which was filmed in Marrakesh.

“We’ll update on new schedule details shortly.”

The series was filmed last year and the journey the celebrities take will span across 24 countries and over 10,000km.

The initial air date for the new series was Wednesday, September 13, this has now been changed.

The show is set to have six episodes and like previous series, the contestants will have no access to modern equipment and will have to rely on their initiative and hard work to be crowned the winners.

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The earthquake in Morocco struck just after 11pm local time on Friday night close to Marrakesh.

It’s been deemed one of the deadliest disasters the country has faced in 120 years and more than 2,000 people are presumed to have died as a result.

Britain’s Foreign Office has said it would be sending 60 search and rescue specialists, four search dogs and equipment to help with the rescue and recovery effort.

Previous series of Race Across the World are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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