The Gap Year challenge is on

2 October 2009

The Gap Year is back! This year the ground breaking reality TV show will follow five lucky Bebo users on an unforgettable journey to the adventure capital of the world - New Zealand.

Over four action-packed weeks in November, we’ll follow our intrepid travellers as they explore breath-taking landscapes, discover Kiwi culture, and take on some of the country’s most extreme challenges.

Every weekday the travellers will post short videos on The Gap Year homepage documenting their amazing adventures in New Zealand. Fans of The Gap Year will also be able to keep up to date via the travellers’ Twitter and Facebook updates.

During their stay in New Zealand, they will be taking part in a series of incredible challenges to determine the ultimate gap year traveller. Each week the Bebo community will pick a traveller they want to send home, leaving just two for the final week and one eventual winner.

Back home, Bebo users will also have a chance to win Kiwi prize packs, including a trip to New Zealand to meet The Gap Year finalists.

Online auditions have just begun, with places only open to Bebo users in the UK and Ireland. To be in with a chance of going to the adventure capital of the world, Bebo users must complete a series of online challenges on homepage. The Bebo community will then be able to vote for their favourite hopefuls.

New Zealand is the birthplace of the bungy jump, the jet boat, and the zorb – and as far as you can possibly go on a quest for adventure – making the country the ultimate destination for gap year travellers.

Created by Endemol UK’s award winning Digital Media arm, The Gap Year is sponsored by Tourism New Zealand in a deal brokered by Bebo’s sales team and New State - a division within Endemol UK dedicated to securing partnerships with leading brands.

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