Around the world in 80 days? That's nothing. In a world first, Sunrise and Flight Centre are teaming up to visit five countries over five jam-packed days. The magic and mayhem will all happen live on Sunrise next week, September 14 to 18.
"The countries are not even close together!" says Kochie, somewhat incredulously.
The journey will involve almost 50 hours up in the air, with just enough time to squeeze in the regular morning broadcast before jetting off to the next destination. A crew of 25 will be traipsing the globe, in what promises to be a star-studded week and one for the history books of live television.
"I'm a bit scared," admits Samantha Armytage. "What are we going to do if we miss a plane?" The answer? They can't.
We'll be presenting a behind-the-scenes look at what our world-weary wanderers get up to every day right here on the Flight Centre Travel Blog. With a mix of sleep deprivation, jet lag, American pancakes, and a few sneaky shots of tequila, who knows what could happen?
5 Countries in 5 Days Itinerary
Monday September 14: Dubai
Bright and early Monday morning (Australia time, at least), the Sunrise crew will be broadcasting from the Burj Al Arab, kicking things off in serious style in the opulent United Arab Emirates. What we'd like to see: A whole lot of record breakers including the world's largest shopping centre and tallest building, and Eddy giving belly dancing a red hot go.
Tuesday September 15: London
For day two, the gang are heading back to the Motherland to meet the Queen* for some tea and scones in jolly old London. *The Queen may or may not be in attendance, but Phil Collins will be! What we'd like to see: Sweeping views of the River Thames, Kochie downing a pint with some Aussie expats, and a royal sighting.
Wednesday September 16: New York City
Start spreading the news; Wednesday will see our roving reporters based in the Big Apple! They'll be broadcasting live from the NBC Studio at the iconic Rockefeller Plaza. What we'd like to see: Nat indulging in a bit of retail therapy at Macy's, a slice of pizza bigger than Kochie's head, and world-famous cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery.
Thursday September 17: Niagara Falls
Kochie and Co. will experience 'the city that never sleeps' for one whirlwind day before a quick flight to Niagara Falls, Ontario. Meanwhile, Edwina will be bringing us the weather from Vancouver. What we'd like to see: All the action from the heart of the splash zone, and Sam indulging in something delicious involving bacon and maple syrup.
Friday September 18: Cancun
"I'm exhausted just launching this!" says Sam Armytage. By the time our glorious globetrotters reach Cancun, things could get a little interesting on camera! The week will finish off with a bang at one of the world's wildest nightclubs. What we'd like to see: Sun, sand, a spot of salsa and Mark Beretta in a sombrero.