Season 4 of Amazing Race Canada is less than one week away, and here at Gord and Wayne HQ, we are off with our guest interviews. In previous seasons, we got the chance to talk to host Jon Montgomery. And while we love to talk to Jon, I think he answered enough of our questions about the race, beer and Blue Robeo, his travelling robe.
This season we cast about for someone new to talk to us (Ha). And we got ourselves a great catch with Mike Bickerton, the casting producer of Amazing Race Canada. If you apply for the race, Mike heads the team that looks at all of the videos. All of the videos! And he's the one who decides whether you get a call back. Mike is also the person who makes the final decision on who gets to become racers on Canada's highest rated show of all time. So we were very excited that Mike agreed to talk to us about the race, casting and what's up for Season 4, without spoilers. Much thanks to Mike for say yes as well as to Jessica at CTV/Bellmedia for setting it all up. A lot of the stuff we get about Amazing Race Canada comes from the great folks at CTV/Bellmedia. For a blog like ours to be treated like the regular media is just great and makes our summers that much more interesting. Hopefully, our readers and fans (dare we call you fans?) feel the same way.
We're also going to try a new format for our interviews this season. Talking to people involved in the race is so much fun for us. But we really think the rest of you are missing a key part of these interviews, the verbal interactions and the interplay of personalities, when we just transcribe an interview. So we'll be offering an audio link to Wayne's Soundcloud page. It's the easiest and fastest way to get this done, especially this is essentially a hobby for us.
So without further ado, here's our interview with Mike Bickerton. It has been edited slightly, but only very slightly, only a minute or two, such as connections in the beginning and a couple of our stumbling questions. If you enjoy this new format, or have any other comments, please make them. And please share with all of your Amazing Race Canada friends.
Update: Despite our request to leave comments, you may have noticed that the comment section on this page of the blog has been disabled. Sorry about that but since we got some not so nice comments about a team during last season, we had to take that action. We might open it up again this year, but for now, it's disabled. So maybe leave a comment somewhere else. Thanks.