Rush: The contestants to watch in Nine’s new global adventure


Rush premieres Sunday, July 2 at 7:00 pm on Channel 9 and 9Now

Nine have revealed the teams that are set to go on the new global adventure program Rush, coming to Channel 9 and 9Now on Sunday, July 2, at 7:00 pm. 

Three teams of Aussies are put to the test in the new race around the world. In nine different countries, Brazil, Turkey, Jordan, India, Thailand, Ireland, France, Kenya and South Africa, the teams have one mission: be the first to get out and move on to the next destination. 

Each team will be dropped into the middle of cultural festivals, huge events and exotic locations including Carnival in Rio, St Patrick’s Day in Dublin, the colourful Holi festival in India and the Tomorrowland music festival in France.

The travellers arrive at each new drop point deprived of sight and sound. Once their noise-cancelling headphones and blackout goggles are removed their first task is to find host, David Genat, waiting for them with mission instructions.

In each location, Genat will give them a series of tasks which they must complete, immersing themselves in the chaos of the local culture before locating an extraction point and rushing to the escape zone.

However, the last team to arrive at each escape zone in every country will need to eliminate one traveller from their team. 

As the numbers reduce and the teams dwindle to become individuals, one winner will emerge and win $100,000 and two first-class, around-the-world airline tickets.

Meet the three teams below:

Team Navy

Tylen – 21, Cattle Farmer, Bundaberg, QLD
Tommy – 46. Greatness Coach, Melbourne, VIC
Sofia – 26, Content Creator, Nomad, QLD
Madeline – 33, Welder, Londonderry, NSW

Team Scarlet

Adam – 22, Transport Driver, Penrith, NSW
Hamish – 29, Business Development Manager, Aldgate, SA
Najmah – 26, Psychiatric Nurse, Melbourne, VIC 
Fiona – 57, Book Keeper, Perth, WA 

Team Gold

CK – 28, Strategy Manager, Melbourne, VIC 
Priscilla – 38, CEO, Brisbane, QLD 
Lola – 25, Childcare Business Ownr, Mount Isa, QLD 
Saxon – 32, Advertising Director, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Rush is an original concept developed by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company) and Nine and will be represented internationally by Banijay.

Rush premieres Sunday, July 2 at 7:00 pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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