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The Amazing Race to unleash most diverse cast in the show’s Australian history

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The Amazing Race is about to return to Australian TV screens, with the most diverse cast arrangement in the show’s history.

There’s a young indigenous couple, a recently married gay couple, two nuns, as well as Asian-Australian, African-Australian, Greek-Australian and Muslim teams.

There’s also a “farmer and firie”, two “footy mates” and an “influencer” duo, as well as Gen-Z siblings and two sisters.

Just about every section of the community has been represented.

Cynics have questioned whether producers have tried to be as “politically correct” as possible.

But┬áTV critic Robert McKnight told Tom Elliott he was more than happy about it – on one condition.

“I want good characters,” he said on 3AW.

“If diversity leads us to a better array of personalities, rather than 20 somethings who want fame and Instagram followers, then I’m all for it.

“But I don’t think we should be casting to tick boxes.”

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