A mother from Barking and her daughter are set to appear on screens as contestants in a BBC TV show. 

Eugenie, 60, a teacher, and Isabel, 25, are one of two mother-daughter-duos out of the five pairs that will feature in the new season of Race Across The World, which will see them tackle a route across eastern Asia. 

Isabel signed them both up for the competition in the hopes that the experience would better their relationship and understanding of one another.  

The pair have reportedly got "clashing personalities and contrasting strengths", but are keen to work it out during their time in the competition. 

Eugenie told the BBC: "I applied to make my daughter happy but then I watched the show and thought it was really exciting.

"Then when she said it would be a good time for us to really bond and spend time together. I thought actually she’s right because Isabel’s language of love is time and we haven’t actually really had the quality time that we could have had recently.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Race Across the World starts Wednesday 10th April, 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.Race Across the World starts Wednesday 10th April, 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. (Image: BBC/Studio Lambert/Pete Dadds)READ MORE: Iceland to mark shop opening with Supermarket Sweep-style game

"So I thought this is going to be brilliant, 24/7 just with each other all the time, we’ve got no choice but to work things out and bond."

The duo have been preparing themselves ahead of the challenge by walking through local parks with dumbbells and weights in their backpacks and watching travel budgeting videos on YouTube. 

The first episode of the new season of Race Across The World will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on April 10. 

Contestants must race 15,000 kilometres across several countries, reaching checkpoints before getting to the finish line and winning the £20,000 prize. 

However, the contestants will be racing without their phones or bank cards and are unable to use planes.

They must use a cash budget equal to the price of a flight from their starting point to final destination to get them across six seas and eight borders to the finish line.