Akbar Gbaja-Biamila To Compete On ABC's "EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE"

"EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE" ANNOUNCES THE 13 TEAMS OF THREE VYING FOR VICTORY IN THE BIGGEST ADVENTURE OF THEIR LIVES

Show Shot on Location in the Kingdom of Morocco

ABC's exciting new summer series, "Expedition Impossible," announces the show's 13 teams of three who will find themselves racing in a fun expedition across vastdeserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers in the beautifully exotic, fabled Kingdom of Morocco. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete the expedition? After 10 stunning legs of competition with drama, comedy and great characters, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Each winning team member will receive $50,000 ($150,000 total for the team) as well as a new Ford Explorer.

"Expedition Impossible," full of high adventure and human drama, premieres on TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts.

Check out the exclusive first look at the first 14 minutes:

THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Akbar Gbaja-Biamila (31) Los Angeles, CA Broadcaster

Robert Ortiz (27) Solana Beach, CA Business Owner

Ricky Sharpe (31) Costa Mesa, CA Health and Fitness Consultant

These three former NFL players met while playing football for San Diego State University. Akbar was a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders and later the San Diego Chargers. Robert also played for the Chargers as a wide receiver, and Ricky spent several seasons with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. They consider themselves to be hyper competitive and willing to do what it takes to win under any circumstances.

Follow the link below for the rest of the 13 teams of three.

"Expedition Impossible" was created by Mark Burnett, who also serves as executive producer with Lisa Hennessy. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.

ABC Media Relations:     Jeff Fordis (818) 460-6676, jeffrey.a.fordis@abc.com Aime Wolfe (818) 460-7421, aime.wolfe@abc.com

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