The country’s most dreadful drivers buckle up for a ride on the road to redemption in Season 14 of Discovery’s longest-running series CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, beginning Oct. 29. Led by returning host and Discovery mainstay Andrew Younghusband, the hit series features seven drivers – each nominated by a friend or family member – as they attempt to prove they possess the necessary skills to graduate from rehab and escape the unfortunate title of “Canada’s Worst Driver.” The all-new season premieres during the network’s nationwide free preview, available Oct. 4 – Nov. 1 through participating TV service providers across Canada.
Hauled off Canada’s highways from Victoria to Saint John, N.B., these reckless drivers head to the Driver Rehabilitation Centre in Dunnville, Ont. where they are stripped of their car keys and driver’s license. Each episode features the tried-and-tested challenges viewers have come to love, each designed to push the drivers to their limits and teach them crucial safe driving skills – all with an eye to eliminate driver distraction.
With the introduction of smartphones, online navigation, and self-driving vehicles, driving schools have refreshed their teaching methods, and the Driver Rehabilitation Centre is no exception. In a first for CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, Season 14 sees Younghusband examine driving’s technological revolution and its influence on automotive trends and safety, focusing on everything from back-up cameras to cell phone usage behind the wheel.
Joining Younghusband once again this season are the show’s merciless team of driving experts including CP24’s Cam Woolley, traffic expert and former OPP sergeant; professional high-performance driving instructor Philippe Létourneau; expert driving instructor Tim Danter; and registered psychotherapist Shyamala Kiru.
Last season, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER drove major audiences across Canada to Discovery. Final data from Numeris for the 2017/18 broadcast year confirms that CANADA’S WORST DRIVER continues to be the most-watched entertainment specialty program during its 10 p.m. ET timeslot among total viewers and the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Additionally, the series ranked as a Top 5 series on Discovery among total viewers and A25-54 and A18-49.
Below are the seven participants buckling up for driver rehab in Season 14 of CANADA’S WORST DRIVER. Click on each participant’s name to access their full bio.
Name: Darris Wilderman
Nominated by: Mother, Jen
Name: Brandon Wilkins
Hometown: Saint John, N.B.
Nominated by: Best friend, Sarah
Name: Ryan Whittier
Hometown: Bedford, N.S.
Nominated by: Best friend, Dave
Name: Karlene Bowen
Hometown: Airdrie, Alta.
Nominated by: Husband, Darrell
Name: Alexis Pratola
Hometown: Thunder Bay, Ont.
Nominated by: Driving Instructor, Gerry
Name: Brittany Dube
Nominated by: Sister, Mia
Name: Descyara Williams
Hometown: Campbellford-Havelock, Ont.
Nominated by: Friend, Drew
Discovery’s free preview is available for four weeks – from Oct. 4 until Nov. 1 – through participating TV service providers across Canada, including Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Eastlink, Cogeco, Videotron, SaskTel, and others.