Celebrity Race Across The World: Harry Judd breaks down in tears during emotional second leg

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27 Sep 2023, 07:51

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McFly’s Harry Judd will struggle to hold back the tears tonight (27th September) in the upcoming episode of Celebrity Race Across The World. 

The drummer and mum Emma will embark on the second leg of their 10,000km journey, in which the duo and their fellow celebrity pairings will race to reach a checkpoint in Bonifacio, Corsica. 

In an emotional preview clip for tonight’s episode, Harry decides to open up letters and pictures given to him by wife Izzy and their three children, and the All About You hit -maker grows teary will thinking about his family back home. 

After reading the letters and looking through a selection of photos of himself and his kids, an emotional Harry admits he “wasn’t quite ready” to start reminiscing about life at home. 

“I think maybe in hindsight, reading them after four hours of sleep on a night bus probably wasn’t the best idea!,” he says. 

Harry and Izzy share three youngsters together, Lola, Kit and Lockie, and while reflecting on how his outlook has changed since becoming a father, Harry explains: “When I was 17 and I left home and just told my parents I was leaving school, leaving home and joining a band, I just didn’t really consider how they felt. 

“Now I have kids, I can understand what sort of impact that must have had on my mum.”

It’s also a tearful moment for mum Emma while sat next to Harry, who reflects on her own parenthood, and the day her musician son decided to leave home. 

“I felt a real loss”, she says. “I as a mother had to step back, and I had to let go. Gosh, being with Harry now, I’m going to see the mature Harry, which I haven’t had the chance to get to know.”

The second episode of Celebrity Race Across The World will see the four star-studded teams continue their journey from Morocco, where they began last week (20th September) all in the bid to make it to their final stop, Tromsø in Norway.

Harry and mum Emma are joined by weather presenter Alex Beresford and his dad Noel, All Saints singer Mel Blatt and mum Helene and British racing driver Billy Monger with sister Bonny. 

The teams are tasked with getting from one location to another in each episode, only without taking a flight and with no mod cons such as phones and internet access. 

It seems racing pundit Billy was ranked as the frontrunner by fans during the debut episode after impressing viewers with his determination to get to the first checkpoint. 

Celebrity Race Across The World continues on Wednesdays on BBC One at 9pm.