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Jul 16

TARA is finally back!!!


Jul 28, 2016 6:59pm

Singapore-based US actor-host Allan Wu is back on our small screens again to host the The Amazing Race Asia 5 after the show’s six-year hiatus.

But the 44-year-old went through a much-publicised detour in his own life during that period, and admitted he’s a different man now as compared to six years ago.

After The Amazing Race Asia 4 aired in 2010, Wu moved to Shanghai, China with his then-wife, local actress-host Wong Li Lin, and their two kids to explore career opportunities there.

The celebrity couple got divorced in 2013 and soon after, Wong and their children returned to Singapore. Wu followed suit in 2014.

He told TNP over the phone from Jakarta, Indonesia, where the press conference for The Amazing Race Asia 5 was held: “Definitely a lot has changed. Every ending has a new beginning.

“Through the years, I’ve been blessed to be able to do two other versions of The Amazing Race franchise – China Rush and The Amazing Race China. Obviously now, I’m older, the show is bolder and I’m coming back with more experience.”

He added: “Of course, (when it comes to) my personal life, I cannot predict what happens when I’m out there. One thing led to another, where we realised that maybe we weren’t life partners and things started happening in that direction.

“But even with that happening, that would probably be my defining moment in terms of a life-changing (moment) or having to grow up.”

Wu said he will relish hosting The Amazing Race Asia 5 in English again as he’s been “doing it in Mandarin for the China version (of the show)”.

But what he definitely didn’t miss about the show was having to wait at the pit stop for the contestants, sometimes even up to 15 hours.

What’s new this season, however, is the addition of Indonesian actress Tara Basro as Wu’s co-host on selected legs of the race.

On whether he’s afraid that she may steal his spotlight, he said: “They always say ‘out with the old and in with the new’. I think for the most part, I’m okay. Who knows? Maybe we will have amazing chemistry.”

– See more at: http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/allan-wu-returns-amazing-race-asia-host#sthash.WfOUyHb8.dpuf

Jun 16

Quick Interview with FLY Entertainment

May 16

The Amazing Race Asia is back!!

After six years of waiting for the return of TARA, the wait is finally over!!!

So hurry up and starting thinking about who you’d like to race around the world and have the experience of a lifetime with!!!

Dec 15

12 FLY-tastic Days of Christmas….

Nov 15

Opener for “Somewhere Out There” 《地球那一边》

Here is a first look at the opener for my new show called “Somewhere Out There” or 《地球那一边》 Hope you like it and look out for its premiere next month!!

Jun 15

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Soon-to-be-Dads out there!


…I couldn’t find a better looking picture of myself with my own father so this will have to suffice for now (Can you guess which strapping lad is me??)!  Thank you, Dad, for instilling all the values, virtues, and beliefs to be the best father that I can be.  I love you!

Jun 15

Father’s Day Special for Singapore Child magazine

[June 2015] Singapore's Child, pg 60 - Allan Wu

[June 2015] Singapore's Child, pg 61 - Allan Wu

Jun 15

Sports Is the Answer To All MY Problems

So here is the rest of the recent interview I did with 8 Days.  Really enjoyed the shoot and interview, and I hope you enjoy the article too!

[4 June 2015] 8 Days, pg 32-33 - Allan Wu

[4 June 2015] 8 Days, pg 34 - Allan Wu

[4 June 2015] 8 Days, pg 36 - Allan Wu

[4 June 2015] 8 Days, pg 38-39 - Allan Wu

[4 June 2015] 8 Days, pg 37 - Allan Wu

Jun 15

See You at the Pit Stop…

Now through three different versions of the Emmy award winning “The Amazing Race” reality show, it’s great to be back once again hosting this all new Celebrity Version for China on Shenzhen TV.  The fact that over 80 million viewers in China get to hear me do the entire show in Chinese is daunting, but I simply view it as a great way to hone those language skills and hopefully open up an entirely new market there.  And can you guess which country we are in awaiting teams at the pit stop?


…stay tuned and watch out for more exciting news and updates on the race!

Jun 15

“I Have 7 Abs…”

Fun (and Funny) piece from my latest interview with 8 Days Entertainment Magazine…

[4 June 2015] 8 Days, pg 40 - Allan Wu