Emma and Hayley Watkins

The Amazing Race Recap Episode 5: Contestants get crabby about having to camp

Except for King George, of course

It’s episode five of The Amazing Race Australia 2023 and the celebrities are NOT happy about their accommodation for the night: a beachfront campsite in beautiful Langkawi, Malaysia.

Well, most of the celebrities, anyway. King George Mladenov was excited about going back to his Survivor roots and sleeping amongst the elements.

Here’s what happened on The Amazing Race Australia episode five.

Challenge and detours

The last stop was a virtual pitstop, so the celebrities carried on racing without a break. Their first challenge on this leg was to catch five crabs at a crab farm.

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Darren McMullen and Tristan Dougan passed the task quickly and caught five crabs in one crab net. They were closely followed by Jana and Cor Pittman.

Despite bragging about their crabbing experience, Bec Judd and Kate Twigley took a while to catch their five crabs, and George and Pam were out of luck and quickly fell to last place again.

After the celebrities had successfully caught their crabs and had them checked that they were big enough, they were sent to Cenang Beach to sell them for at least 100 Ringgit, which is approximately $32 AUD.

Darren and Tristan breezed through the task and sold theirs to a tourist on the beach. Jana and Cor tried to do the same, even though Cor was convinced that they should head to a restaurant. When the beach plan didn’t work Jana finally followed her son’s advice and they quickly sold the crabs.

Meanwhile, Emma and Hayley Watkins used their musical skills to secure their sale. After dancing for a restaurant vendor, their crabs were quickly snapped up.

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Ben and Jackie Gillies weren’t as lucky as the girls and struggled to sell their crabs, which threw the former Real Housewives of Melbourne star into a state of panic.

However, after begging multiple people on the beach to buy their crabs they finally made the sale.

Once they’d completed the crab challenge, the celebrities were informed that their abode for the night would be basic tents on the beach. Unfortunately for Harry Jowsey and Teddy Briggs, they didn’t even fit inside the tents.

“I’d stay at my parent’s house over this,” Teddy said.

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Jackie and Ben, on the other hand, took the moment to appreciate how lucky they felt to be able to experience the beauty of Malaysia.

Challenge Two

After a terrible night of sleep, the contestants jumped on a plane to the nearby island of Penang. Here, they were informed that they had a detour and could either fold bird-shaped origami or use logic to solve a mahjong-themed puzzle.

The puzzle challenge saw Cor and Jana cruise through thanks to the Olympian’s experience with the game, however, Jackie and Ben fell behind and became frustrated again.

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The Pit Stop

Alli and Angie Simpson were the first to hit the mat just seconds before Jana and Corr, and they took out their first win and a luxury hotel upgrade.

George and Pam clawed their way back from the bottom with an impressive fourth place. Unfortunately for Jackie and Ben, they were the last ones to the mat and were eliminated from the race.

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The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition airs on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on 10 and 10Play.

Want more recaps? Check out our The Amazing Race Australia: Celebrity Edition recaps below!

Episode 1 / Episode 2 / Episode 3 / Episode 4

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