FORT BOYARD 2020 – The game hosted by Olivier Minne will return to France 2 in a few weeks. Fort Boyard will undergo changes following the health crisis linked to the coronavirus.
[Mis à jour le 24 juin 2020 à 9h50] Only a few weeks to wait before the return of Fort Boyard. France 2’s game will return to the screen on July 11. For several weeks, the concern linked to the coronavirus left the teams in doubt, without knowing whether filming could start in Charente-Maritime or not. But the Olivier Minne show will liven up the Saturday evenings as usual, with many changes for this 2020 edition. Mister Boo has left the fort and Big Boo will have to intervene in the cage alongside Lady Boo and Little Boo. Viewers will discover new events in this Fort Boyard 2020, such as the Turbo Basket. There will also be something new: the mystical cabinet of Father Fouras’ old aunt. However, the Covid-19 epidemic will have consequences, since events that require physical contact have been abandoned for this year, such as fighting in the mud. Lhe teams that attack the fort are reduced. There will not be six candidates, as is usually the case, but five.
It is especially on the side of the characters of Fort Boyard that we should expect new things. Francis Lalanne and Vincent Lagaf ‘will not be back for this 31st season. “When I asked when filming would start, I was told that my character would not be in this season because of insurance” which “refuses to take on the risk associated with the Covid”, told the Parisian 61-year-old artist. Exit Narcisse Lalanne therefore, who however plans legal reprisals against insurance, “because it is discrimination”, and who should nevertheless be back for the 2021 edition of the game. Conversely, Magloire will be back, and Slam host Cyril Féraud will play a new character: Cyril Gossbo, a game show host for Father Fouras. As for the candidates, we know that the first team of this 2020 season at Fort Boyard will be made up of Tom Leeb, Camille Cerf, Clémence Botino, Claude Dartois and Booder. They will remain in front of the treasure room and will not walk the corridors of the fort, as is usually the case.
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In 2020, Fort Boyard celebrates its 31st season of broadcasting on France 2. After several months of doubts due to the health crisis linked to the coronavirus, this 2020 edition will take place. The game from the second channel presented by Olivier Minne will be back from Saturday July 11, 2020.
For several months, due to the health crisis linked to the Covid-19, the France 2 teams did not know whether the filming of Fort Boyard could take place or not. However, it has been confirmed that filming has started. The first broadcast, broadcast on Saturday July 11, will see five candidates who will try their hand at the Fort’s tests: host Camille Cerf, Koh Lanta candidate Claude Dartois, Miss France 2020 Clémence Botino, humorist Booder and the singer and actor (who was to be France’s candidate for Eurovision 2020) Tom Leeb.
Youtuber Jeremstar was also scheduled to attack Fort Boyard this season, in the eighth team. “As I was about to take part in the new Fort Boyard season, the production informed me that several people who had slandered and harassed me for several weeks, motivated by money, had contacted them to tell them things infamous about me, “he wrote in a letter to Télé Loisirs. The Youtubeur clarified that it voluntarily renounced the Fort Boyard experience to initiate legal proceedings.
As always, France 2 will make the Fort Boyard 2020 programs available in replay streaming on its dedicated site France.TV. Note also that if you have a replay offer on your television modems, you can also watch them from your box. Obviously, the different episodes will be available for a limited time.