Want to apply for 'The Amazing Race Canada'? CTV has just released a call for applications, and here's how to enter.
Potential teams of two are encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and explain their motivation for why they deserve to win.
"The Amazing Race Canada" is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams who are articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous and who possess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert themselves in Detours, Roadblocks, and other challenges as they race around the country, and endure approximately 28 days in various conditions, environments, and climates within Canada.
Steps For Applicants:
Prepare a video for submission that focuses on the positives and negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. The producers are eager to hear what makes a "pairing" tick.
Take an up-close picture of your "team," as well as an up-close picture of each individual, so you can send it in when you apply online.
Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and photos.
If the producers are interested in your team competing on the series, they'll contact you.
Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications for "The Race":
-- Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st, 2013.
-- Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
For a full list of requirements, please visit the official application site.
"Thank you, Canada, for such an overwhelmingly positive response to the announcement about 'The Amazing Race Canada," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "We know Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their names in for this series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissions from an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers."
The U.S. version of "The Amazing Race" is this season's #1 reality program in Canada with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.
He's our #1 pick. He has the chops, the experience, and he's known from coast-to-coast. Strap on your skates, Benny, you're going in.
Strombo might be a bit too serious for this gig, but we can't forget his MuchMusic hosting background and his ability to communicate with any sort of person, whether it's a famous musician or a wingnut on "The Amazing Race Canada."
Jon just recently co-hosted the Canadian iteration of "Wipeout." Even though it's not returning for a second season, we feel that he definitely brought the funny for the short period of time he was on-air.
Canada's pre-eminent pop culture hostess could definitely do the job, as proven by her stint as host of "So You Think You Can Dance Canada." Less crying for this job, though.
Mike 'Pinball' Clemons
C'mon, this guy can lead a CFL team both on the field and off. Surely he can host a reality show.
If Howie wasn't hosting his own new TV show, we think he'd have a chance on this one. A slim chance, but it would be possible. He has just the right blend of seriousness and humour.
Lovable Colin Mochrie would be a welcome face on the mat at the Pit Stops, wouldn't he?
This wrestling starlet-turned-fitness-maven certainly has the physicality factor checked off. On second thought, maybe she should run the race herself!
We can just envision the winners of the race hoisting a big beer stein with Montgomery, toasting to victory.
Warm, bubbly and fun, Rick would be an appealing option for all age groups. He has a ton of experience hosting as well -- from MuchMusic to "ET Canada."
He's sort of perfect for the role: worldly, respected and an over-comer of obstacles. Plus the whole winning personality thing.
This Toronto TV personality has the street cred and affability to help "The Amazing Race Canada" shine.
Iconic Canadian host? Check. Knowledge of Canada and Canadian locations? Check. Witty and sarcastic? Oh yes.
Ed The Sock
All we're saying is that it would be funny. Poking fun at the contestants would add a whole new dimension to the show.
Former MTV host and current CBC host Jones is funny and charismatic, and he has that whole "host" look going on. We just aren't sure if he'll be able to tone down the schticky comedy for an hour-long gig.
'Memba Nam? She was a host on MuchMusic for a while, and then left to pursue her dreams as a journalist -- born in Uganda and quite the traveller, her worldliness would come in handy as host.
Toronto's beloved weatherman on Citytv, Frankie Flowers has that everyman quality that makes him right for the job.
A former host on OMNI TV and Breakfast TV host in Winnipeg, Chen is funny, insightful and definitely into reality TV -- she even wrote recaps of "The Bachelor Canada"!
This dude is hilarious, experienced and pretty well-known to Canadians. If "The Amazing Race Canada" is looking for humour, the producers don't really need to look any further.
Formerly of Toronto, Kuss moved to BC to join CTV News as the weatherman. This guy dressed up as "partly cloudy" once for Halloween -- he has our vote for host.
Famous for his Olympics marijuana dust-up (and that little gold medal thing), Rebagliati is a warm personality who Canadians can cozy up to. Just don't take this show to Amsterdam. Or BC.
The first female gold medal winner of ski cross at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, McIvor has the looks, charm and respect of the entire nation. Might as well give her a host job, no?
Hockey players (even former ones) don't really do that much nowadays, aside from various alumni events ... right? Let's give Linden some work! Plus he's some eye candy for the ladies.
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