12:15pm – Thursday, July 12 on ABC3
Follow the action-packed journey of co-hosts Jaimee Taylor-Nielsen, from Australia, and Huang Wei, from China, as they explore iconic and exotic locations in one another’s countries while completing exciting and adrenalin-pumping challenges and promising to ‘do anything, eat anything, feed anything and go anywhere!’ Providing viewers with an entertaining snapshot of the different cultures and environments in Australia and China, Jaimee and Huang meet up with two local guides at the beginning of each episode who set the challenges, assist the hosts, and introduce them to other teen or young adult experts relevant to any specific challenge.
There are four challenges during each episode with the challenges increasing in physical difficulty or cultural diversity as the episode progresses, Challenges include food-based tests like eating a little known local delicacy, activity-based challenges like learning a traditional dance or song, and towards the episodes end there are more physically demanding tasks like a walk on the sea-bed, cattle wrangling or feeding crocodiles.
The series comprises of 12 x 15 minute episodes, six episodes set in China and six episodes set in Australia.
Episode 1: Old Beijing – Thursday, July 12 at 12.15pm Hosts Jaimee and Huang are skulled across a misty lake in an old wooden boat, headed for the old part of Beijing. They meet their local hosts who reveal the first challenge – the 30-minute photo challenge. This section reveals amazing architecture, tiled roofs, old winding laneways and lion and dragon statues.
A race up a hill brings Jaimee and Huang to an incredible sight – a father and son doing synchronized Diablo – juggling a spinning cone between two strings. After some expert tuition from the 6-year-old master, Jaimee feels ready to take on Huang Wei.
Next up is a ride in a cable car which brings them to one of China’s most well-known heritage sites – the Great Wall. Two Kung Fu masters give a breathtaking demonstration before training Jaimee and Huang for their battle.
The final challenge is the toughest one yet – to eat fried scorpions on a stick.