So we got a rather excitable e-mail this morning from one of our French chums, Cosser, and they’ve found an advert for a contestant call for Les Cles de Fort Boyard. Interesting so far, but who is that bald guy in the mustard shirt watching the team? Did they use footage from the English pilot? We know the Fort wasn’t fully converted for a full series when they went to film, but they’d have certainly have had something as a proof of concept.
It is literally blink and you’ll miss it but you can watch it all here, skip forward to 9:10.
Evidently this is the show in the very early stages, the tigers are there but those aren’t the cages they’ve been using for television, and whilst the first series of the show had a different treasure room (involving 18 treasure chests) that looks to just be a large rock, and evidently people can run in and out as they please (not possible in the original).
— CJJC (@cjjc) August 11, 2015