Footy star Tom Wilkinson gives up AFL contract for The Amazing Race

An up-and-coming Australian Rules footballer has given up his sporting dreams to become a reality TV star. 

Earlier this week, North Melbourne rookie Tom Wilkinson quit the AFL and signed up as a contestant on The Amazing Race Australia.

Tom, 23, will be joined on the Channel 10 show by fellow footy player Tyler Roos, who is the son of AFL veteran Paul Roos. 

New start: Promising footy star Tom Wilkinson (left) has quit the AFL to compete on The Amazing Race with his best friend Tyler Roos (right), who is the son of AFL veteran Paul Roos

New start: Promising footy star Tom Wilkinson (left) has quit the AFL to compete on The Amazing Race with his best friend Tyler Roos (right), who is the son of AFL veteran Paul Roos

According to AFL.com.au, best friends Tom and Tyler will fly to a secret location on Thursday to begin filming The Amazing Race.

Tom reportedly played his final game for North’s VFL side on Saturday.

It is understood that he had approached North Melbourne officials earlier this month about his possible career move.   

Friends: Tom and Tyler will take on several other teams in challenges spanning various countries. If they win, they will receive a $250,000 cash prize

Friends: Tom and Tyler will take on several other teams in challenges spanning various countries. If they win, they will receive a $250,000 cash prize

Tom and Tyler will take on several other teams in challenges spanning various countries. If they win, they will receive a $250,000 cash prize.

In June, former NRL player Beau Ryan confirmed that he would be hosting Channel 10’s reboot of The Amazing Race Australia. 

He is taking over from Grant Bowler, who hosted the show between 2011 and 2014 when it aired on Channel Seven.

New direction: In June, former NRL player Beau Ryan (pictured) confirmed that he would be hosting Channel 10's reboot of The Amazing Race Australia

New direction: In June, former NRL player Beau Ryan (pictured) confirmed that he would be hosting Channel 10’s reboot of The Amazing Race Australia

Channel 10’s Chief Content Officer Beverley McGarvey has described the show as a perfect blend of action, drama and captivating characters.

The U.S. version, hosted by Kiwi personality Phil Keoghan, has been on air since 2001 and drawn consistently strong ratings.

The local edition failed to find a stable audience during its first run on Seven, so Channel 10 will no doubt be hoping for big numbers when it returns later this year.

Remember me? Beau is taking over from Grant Bowler (pictured), who hosted The Amazing Race between 2011 and 2014 on Channel Seven

Remember me? Beau is taking over from Grant Bowler (pictured), who hosted The Amazing Race between 2011 and 2014 on Channel Seven

Source

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
    1
    Share
  •  
    1
    Share
  •  
  •  
  • 1

Related posts

Leave a Comment