“Pekin Express” integrates the white flag into its season 18. That day, it was Madhy and Manu who had it in their possession.
PEKIN EXPRESS – No need to have a red backpack on your back to take part in the hellish race game Beijing Express. This Thursday, February 8, viewers will discover on M6 the first episode of the new season of the adventure show presented by Stéphane Rotenberg. For the 18th season of Beijing Expressthe production chose to spice things up a little more with the arrival of a new disruptive element: the white flag.
As M6 specifies in the press release presenting this new season, the white flag constitutes an advantage for the duo who have it in their hands. Indeed, ” the team which has the white flag in its hands at the finish of the stage will be exempt from the final duel. » This means that it cannot be chosen by the last arrivals, and will therefore not risk elimination.
This flag which offers a certain form of valuable immunity for pairs of travelers will, as M6 explains “ hard to get and even harder to keep “. However, we still do not know how they will be able to get their hands on it. It should indeed prove to be hotly contested by the candidates. “It starts big games of hide and seek. Artistically, it’s gold in a bar for us,” promised Stéphane Rotenberg on January 18 during the launch press conference.
In fact, this white flag which replaces the Secret Choice rule from the previous season will be added to the two others already comfortably installed in the show.
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The black flag is always the ultimate fear of candidates. The pair who has it in their hands at the finish is obliged to participate in the final duel, regardless of their place. He can pass it on by passing other candidates on the road, but not those who have just given it to him. And if a team has it in their hands for more than 2 hours, they must keep it until the end of the event and are therefore automatically in the final duel.
The red flag allows the duo in possession to stop the race of another pair for a quarter of an hour. A major asset which allows you to directly influence the order of arrival and always generates a lot of tension.
These two flags are, every time they come into play, the cause of phenomenal disputes. The White Flag is also expected to cause some highly palatable drama for viewers. An essential strategic addition to each new season, to surprise candidates who are increasingly seasoned and prepared for the race.
The candidates of Beijing Express: in the footsteps of the golden tiger will also have to deal with infernal roulette, the forbidden car, the express chili or the express quiz. Elements which will add to the stress already imposed by the race, the rules of which have been immutable since the appearance of the game. One euro per day and per person to eat, hitchhiking, events, countries crossed (Bali, Java, Malaysia and Vietnam this year) elimination envelopes (or not), duels.
Beijing Express: in the footsteps of the golden tiger begins on M6 this Thursday February 6. The first episode will be followed by a new second part of the evening show: a new format called Express Debrief in which former pairs as well as candidates from the current season will be filmed from the apartment Beijing Express and invited to react to the highlights of the show.
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