The Amazing Race Australia contestants Emma and Hayley Watkins opened up on Wednesday about an intense challenge they took part in which never made it to air.
‘I had to eat some sort of leaf that was on fire, and I would have loved for everyone to have seen that because that was a traumatic experience,’ Hayley said.
‘You had to make like 26 leaves with different ingredients and then consume one. They put it on fire before they put it into your mouth, they just shoved it in, on fire.’
Emma added that after fighting hard to successfully complete their challenges, it was fun to watch the other teams on TV struggle with their own challenges.
‘I think that is the beauty about this show, that contestants get to then watch all the others struggle through challenges which we didn’t pick or we didn’t see,’ she said.
‘There’s so many in the race now when we watch it back, and we’ve been texting each other every Wednesday night, and we’ve been like, “I wish we had chosen that one!”.’
The pair then admitted while they loved their time on the show it was much harder than they expected – but would definitely consider doing it again.
The sisters are one of just four teams remaining on the show, competing against Harry Jowsey and Teddy Briggs, Darren McMullen and Tristan Dougan and Alli and Angie Simpson.
Emma, who launched a new children’s entertainment franchise last year featuring her character ‘Emma Memma’, is racing on behalf of the Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund.
The charity focuses on the support of education and services for deaf and hard of hearing children.
The series is once again hosted by Beau Ryan and features a star-studded cast of contestants including media personality Grant Denyer, 46, and his wife Chezzi, 43.