Uchenna and Joyce
Agu enjoyed being on The Amazing Race
so much that they are in the midst of the developing their own race show in their hometown of Houston, Texas.
“We wanted to give people the chance to experience what we experienced on the show that we were on,” Joyce, who won the seventh edition of The Amazing Race
with husband Uchenna, said in an interview with FOX 26 Morning News. “So what we decided to do was a race in Houston, and we're calling it The Great Race Houston, hoping to give Houstonians the experience we had and to be able to challenge themselves and go beyond their boundaries and push beyond their fears.”
The Amazing Race is available on Amazon Prime.
Their new show will also double as a fundraising event, with the proceeds going to the couples' charities of choice, Casa de Esperanza and Kid's Café, both of which cater to the needs of underprivileged children.
“Children our dear to us,” Joyce said, adding that since she and Uchenna are unable to have kids of their own, they have decided to “adopt Houston children.”
As of this time, the couple is busy looking for contestants for their show, which will most likely mirror The Amazing Race
“The [competing teams] are going to have a very close approximation of the experience we had,” Uchenna explained. “We have mental challenges, physical challenges and if you think you know Houston, you'd be surprised. There's a lot of surprises in this function.” He added, “Houston has interesting people, and we want them to show up and participate. They'll be local stars.”
Houston residents who are interested in joining The Great Race Houston can log on to thegreatracehouston.com
to download the application form. Applicants are also required to submit a three-minute video of themselves by Monday, February 18, and the chosen teams – ten all in all - will be announced on Friday, February 29. The challenge is expected to begin in late March.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: FOX 26 Morning News, thegreatracehouston.com
(Image Courtesy of CBS)