Billy Monger Forced to Withdraw from Celebrity Race Across the World Due to Family Emergency
In a recent episode of Celebrity Race Across the World 2023, British racing driver Billy Monger and his sister Bonnie were forced to pull out of the competition during the final leg due to a family emergency. The remaining contestants received a letter from Billy and Bonnie, apologizing for their departure and wishing them luck.
Speaking on the show, Billy explained the situation, saying, “Unfortunately, we had a family emergency back in the UK, and so me and Bon have decided to leave the race before the last leg. We’re obviously gutted, we felt like we were growing into the race. It is sad to be leaving the race but, you know, family comes first. It’s a shame, but I think it’s for the best.”
On Instagram, Billy further elaborated on the circumstances, revealing that a close family member had a bad accident and they had to return home. However, he reassured fans that everything is now okay. Despite their early exit, Billy expressed his love for the journey and the experience.
Fans of the show expressed their disappointment at Billy and Bonnie’s departure, with many hoping that they would win the competition. One fan wrote, “Gutted @BillyMonger had to pull out of @AcrossRace – but fair play putting family first.” Another fan lamented, “Noooo they were my favorites #raceacrosstheworld.”
Although Billy and Bonnie’s journey on Celebrity Race Across the World was cut short, they left a lasting impression on viewers. The full season of the show is available to stream on BBC iPlayer for those who want to follow the remaining contestants’ globe-trotting adventure.
Overall, Billy Monger’s decision to prioritize family over the race highlights the importance of family and personal responsibilities. Despite the disappointment, it is commendable that he and Bonnie made the difficult choice to leave the competition to attend to their family emergency.