Hamerotz Lamillion Anglo Israeli contestant 370.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
When you tune in to the third season of Hamerotz Lamillion (The Race to the
Million), one of Israeli TV’s most highly rated shows, don’t be surprised to
hear one of the couples in the competition speaking Hebrew with an unmistakably
Anglo inflection. For Hamerotz Lamillion, the Israeli version of the wildly
popular American franchise The Amazing Race, this is the first time an
Anglo-Israeli couple has been selected as one of the participating
The duo are Ronny Zaltzman from Johannesburg, and his wife, Andrea
Simantov-Zaltzman, a native New Yorker.
With Ronny at 60 and Andrea at
57, they are also the oldest couple to take part in the harrowing fight to the
finish. The race is a real challenge for the Zaltzmans, who are both
grandparents from their previous marriages, as well as newlyweds (they got
married a year and a half ago).
The premise of the show is that 11
couples are pitted against each other in a grueling competition that sends them
around the world, where they race against time and each other to complete
outrageous challenges that require strength, strategy and stamina.
week on average, another couple is eliminated until the last pair standing wins
the grand prize. In the American show the prize is $1 million, while in the
Israeli version it’s NIS 1 million.
The new season will air on Channel 2
(date not yet determined). Stay tuned for when Hamerotz Lamillion
the airwaves. The race is on.