Beau Ryan's unfortunate run-in with police after Covid mishap

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Beau Ryan has revealed an unfortunate run-in with the police while he was filming The Amazing Race last year.

The 35-year-old recalled a day while he was eating lunch in Townsville when the police approached him and asked him to step outside.

Beau Ryan with a pink backdrop
Beau Ryan has revealed an unfortunate run-in with the police while he was filming The Amazing Race last year. Photo: Getty

"I initially thought [the police] were going to card me because I look so young, but after they suggested we step outside to talk somewhere private, I thought, 'hang on I am in trouble?'" the host told Confidential.

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However, he quickly realised the reason he was being questioned was that he'd uploaded a photo to Instagram and tagged himself in a coronavirus hotspot.

While Beau was in Adelaide filming the show, he shared a photo and tagged himself in Bankstown to preserve the secrecy around the show, unaware the suburb was a hotspot at the time.

Beau Ryan standing in front of a regional flight
The Amazing Race is traditionally filmed around the world, but due to the pandemic was shot entirely in Australia with 28 contestants vying for the $250,000 prize. Photo: Instagram/Beau Ryan

"Once I explained to [the police] that I had actually been in Queensland at the time but tagged Bankstown to throw people off the scent that we were filming The Amazing Race Australia up there, they were fine and even asked for a photo with me," he explained.

The Amazing Race is traditionally filmed around the world, but due to the pandemic was shot entirely in Australia with 28 contestants vying for the $250,000 prize.

Prior to filming the show, Beau needed to complete two weeks of quarantine and told his followers he struggled.

Beau Ryan using a banana as a phone
Beau joked that quarantine had been hard, but he hadn't lost his mind as he took a call from a banana. Photo: Instagram/AmazingRaceAU

"I'm gonna be straight up: quarantine's pretty hard. Isolation, quarantine, whatever you want to call it," he said in a video at the time.

"Being stuck in a room for two weeks by yourself, most people lose the plot... I don't," he joked as he took a call from a banana.

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