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The first episode of this new edition of Peking Express will indeed be broadcast Wednesday, April 20th at 20:45 on M6. Let the adventure begin!
Monday, March 28, 2011: For its new, sixth edition, Peking Express has decided to fly to unknown lands in Africa. Egyptian pyramids to the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro through the wilds of Kenya, Tanzania and Lesotho, and ended in Cape Town, South Africa, the flagship program of adventure M6 takes a sublime landscape , never before visited by any other foreign-language version of the show. Friday, March 25, the chain gave a press conference at which we were invited to unveil a preview of the new season. If assembly of the first episode was not yet complete, it is the eyes full of emotion and pride that Stéphane Rotenberg , host star of the show, we talked about some pictures of the adventure - chosen from 1500 hours of rush - we were able to discover in exclusivity.
Peking Express - The route of the great beasts is ... disrupted filming damn!
Bibiane Godfroid, program director of the chain, will introduce the same press conference by saying: "When we go somewhere, something happens. This year is the spring of revolutions (in the Arab world, Ed ) , last year the monsoons, and a few years ago an insurgency in Thailand. To know what will happen next year, he will learn on the road to Beijing Express " .
Stéphane Rotenberg, very fit and full of humor, then tells us how he and the team have been closely monitored throughout the duration of filming in Egypt by the tourist police that he decided to nickname: the FBI. For Peking Express is not less than 145 people, including 17 cameras, which roam 10 000 km for 45 days. And when all those "small" world is faced with survoltées authorities , the shooting is somewhat upset: Candidates are not allowed to sleep in the population for security reasons (for Stephane, he would simply be a desire the "FBI" to control everything). Luckily they can still spend the evening at the home before joining the camp to 23h. Cameras Peking Express must draw a line under the lights at the inhabitant and of course the famous farewell scene full of emotion. It is of course fear of the authorities that the Egyptians speak French before the cameras! Fortunately, another incredible adventure and a great breath of freedom await our adventurers Kenya! The modification of the roadmap has nevertheless made to reach this new stage: they were all transferred to the country by plane.
Stéphane Rotenberg like to set the record straight on this continent which he is mad : "This is a magical continent, far from the picture given by the cinema or television news."
Peking Express - The route of the great beasts is ... a cast explosive!
To continue on the road of large numbers, Peking Express is also not less than 30 000 applications. A choice that has allowed the show to get their hands on gems. And who says gems called "products" imported straight from Belgium, a new Eldorado of reality TV. This is the case of Ludovic and Samuel , brothers overexcited, but also that of Damien and Noella , a couple is totally misplaced. You will also become addicted to Luke and Mercy , retirees ambitious and Laetitia Dianéba , half-sisters and fun accomplices Julie and Natalie , mother and daughter fusional; offset the bourgeois Jean-Pierre and François honeymooners but also full Energy Karim and Leila . If Chloe is the exception that proves the rule - his duet with Anne-Marie with her spoiled the adventure but eventually still allowed access to the victory of the special edition of celebrity duets shock along with Khris Taïg - the duets are often unknown a carton. This time, M6 has the package by selecting two: single Ingrid and Nicolas and strangers who are total opposites Caesar - Baracuda lookalike - and Denis - reincarnation of Claude François . Our favorite: a duo ever seen in adventure Peking Express , ex-divorced. Indeed, divorced in 2007, Isabelle and Pierre decided to participate in the program whole adventure. In true Gossip Boy Stéphane Rotenberg ensures that the team wondered every day if those two had done it again ... or not! Last conclusion: according to the moderator, Peter continues to watch his ex-wife, now resettled, with eyes of love!
The bonus: During the press conference, M6 could not resist giving us a bonus: a few pictures of the famous cast. And there is no objection to it, these are real phenomena. Ingrid then arrives with a small pink bag, the divorced Peter and Isabelle did not seem to agree on the date of divorce - nearly two years, anyway! Francis says he is a bourgeois shifted not at all "traditional Catholic" and said that his wife is claustrophobic as to make it do real detours to avoid passing through a tunnel. Oh yes, yes, Peking Express is not for her! Damien is a trade unionist, Noella, cashier. Today, it seems completely crazy Belgian couple more in love than ever. Ludovic and Samuel are brothers confident that never end: "I would put my body on the table!" Finally, Leila says humorously: "Marriage is indeed a story but in fact it a nuisance! "
Peking Express - The route of the great beasts is ... new rules!
Introduction of the green jersey, a "joker immunity. A duo can use it to save themselves from elimination at the end of a stage if he thinks he finished last. Used only once during the adventure, the candidates will not know until the end of the route if the green jersey was put to good use ... or not. So it's a joker, all the dangers! This sixth edition also signs the arrival of the "surprise team" (at a predetermined stage, candidates will vote for the return of a team eliminated) and "split teams (a team can divide the other during a step: a member will try to win immunity in a test, while the other will leave alone stop until the finish line). Stephen insists that, against all odds, even only facing the camera, the candidates are magic!