Tonight (Wednesday 10th May), one lucky pair will cross the finish line first and claim the £20,000 on Race Across the World.


It comes after 46 days of travelling across Canada without a phone or internet access.

Season three started with five couples setting off in Vancouver on the Pacific coast. But, now only three remain in the competition with the hope of making it to St John's on the island of Newfoundland.

One of those teams is best friend duo Cathie and Tricia, who decided to take part in the show as they enjoy doing something "a little bonkers".

Having made it this far in the competition, the duo are feeling very positive.

"We feel like we’re in a really strong financial position. Our plan has been to make sure we have some money left for taxis if needs be for the final leg, we’ve managed to achieve that so I feel comfortable that we’ve got a thousand dollars left and that should get us where we need to go, quickly, "Cathie said.

"I’m sad that it’s coming to an end! I’ve really, really enjoyed it. It’s been exciting and it’s been enlightening learning about the different areas of Canada – so I’ll be sad for it to come to a close, but I just need to get to the end now. I need to finish it. I really, really, want to win and I’m ready for the last leg now."

As they approach the finish line, here's everything you need to know about Race Across the World 2023 cast members Cathie and Tricia.

Who are Cathie and Tricia?

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Tricia and Cathie on Race Across the World season 3. BBC/ Studio Lambert

Relationship: Best friends

From: South Wales and Devon

Jobs: Company director, local pharmacy and bank clerk

Cathie, 49, and Tricia, 48, are best friends from South Wales and Devon who regularly take part in challenges together.

Speaking about their decision to travel together, Cathie gushed: "I can't imagine doing it with anybody else. We do lots of challenges together. Even when we were younger, she was always getting me into trouble by getting me to do mad things that I would never have thought of doing on my own."

Tricia added: "We've done a lot of crazy stuff together. I think because we know each other inside and out. We just had to look at each other the other day and both knew exactly what we were thinking. Cathie is just fun, but also sensible, she's got brains but can also be a bit bonkers."

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Why did Cathie and Tricia want to take part in Race Across the World?

Best friends Cathie and Tricia say they love travelling and fancied doing something "bonkers".

"Initially, when Trish asked me if I fancied doing something completely bonkers, I said ‘Yes! That sounds great,'" Cathie revealed.

"I love to travel but it was very much as a support to Trish. As time has gone on and we've got further and further into the process, it's become much more about me having a break from being something to everybody, and just having some time to be selfish and do what I want to do. The timing is fantastic for me, my children have both left home now and don’t need me 24 hours a day anymore."

Similarly, Tricia was excited to do something out of the ordinary, but also wants to show that she's more than her disability.

She explained: "Firstly, because I like doing bonkers things. But for me, it's to prove to myself that with my sight loss I can still do stuff and that I'm not 'sight loss Tricia', I'm Tricia, with sight loss – because a lot of people do label you. I also want to get it out there that people that have got sight loss can still do whatever they want to do, obviously, apart from driving.

"So, for me, it's proving to myself that I can do it, getting some of ‘me’ back and trying to get that confidence back. I wouldn't want to do it with anybody but Cathie because she's the tonic to my gin."

When is the Race Across the World 2023 final?

The Race Across the World 2023 final will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 10th May at 9pm. At the end of the episode, the fastest couple will be awarded a £20,000 cash prize.

The finale will be followed by the reunion, which will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 10th May at 10.40pm.

Race Across the World season 3 is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Previous season are available to stream now on BBC iPlayer. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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