Get Ready for the Ultimate Adrenaline-Fuelled Journey with Channel 9’s “RUSH”

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Travel enthusiasts, this one might be for you! Channel 9 has unveiled its newest travel adventure series, “RUSH“. This new show is promising viewers a globe-trotting escapade like never before. Also, with its unique twist and captivating premise, “RUSH” is set to captivate audiences and take them on a thrilling journey across the world.

The show pushes contestants to step out of their comfort zones and immerse themselves in the local culture, all while competing to reach the ‘Escape Zone’. So, get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats.

Here’s everything you need to know about “Rush”.

What Is “Rush” About?

“RUSH” is not your ordinary travel show. The brand-new series follows 12 everyday Aussies as they embark on an extraordinary journey of a lifetime. Imagine being dropped into the heart of vibrant cultural festivals, massive events, and exotic destinations. Well, that pretty much sums this show up.

But here’s the twist — the contestants are stripped of their senses. Contestants will be dropped into locations wearing blacked out goggles, pushing them to rely on their instincts and embrace the local culture in unconventional ways. From heart-pounding missions to mind-blowing experiences, “RUSH” aims to immerse participants and viewers in an authentic and life-changing adventure.

Who Are the “Rush” Contestants? 

rush 2023 cast

Team Navy

  • Tylen, 21, QLD
  • Tommy, 46, VIC
  • Sofia, 26, ACT
  • Madeline, 33, NSW

Team Scarlet

  • Adam, 22, NSW
  • Hamish, 29, SA
  • Najmah, 26, VIC
  • Fiona, 56, WA

Team Gold

  • CK, 28, VIC
  • Priscilla, 38, QLD
  • Lola, 25, QLD
  • Saxon, 32, QLD

Where Is “Rush” Located?

These 12 contestants will travel in teams, through nine incredible countries, land in the middle of the action with no idea where they are, and work together to find their way to the finish line. The countries include Brazil, Turkey, Jordan, India, Thailand, Ireland, France, Kenya and South Africa.

What Are the Rules of “Rush”?

The contestants will be dropped in the middle of a mysterious country, known as “Drop Zones”. Therefore, participants will be transported to various bustling and thrilling festivals or locations across the globe. Equipped with noise-cancelling headphones and blackout goggles, they will be immersed in an atmosphere of chaos and excitement.

Then, each team will receive a message on their watches from the host, David, containing a mysterious clue indicating his whereabouts.

Then, the teams will compete in a race to find David. Upon reaching him, David will provide them with information about the country they are in and hand them a dossier that contains all the necessary details to find the Escape Zone. However, they will only have their clothing and some local currency. The team that arrives last at the Escape Zone will be required to eliminate one of their members from the competition.

Before leaving the Escape Zone, teams must complete missions.

“RUSH” 2023 Trailer

Who Is the Host of “RUSH”?

It is none other than David Genat who takes the helm as the host of “RUSH”. You might recognise him from his previous stints on “Australian Survivor” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

With his adventurous spirit and experience in high-stakes competition, David is the perfect guide for this fuelled journey. His infectious enthusiasm and thrill-seeking nature promise to elevate the excitement and make “RUSH” a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

“Rush” Start Date 2023

The brand-new series will kick off at 7.00pm on Sunday, 2 July on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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