The next season of "Big Brother Celebrities", which begins this Sunday, will be loaded with "twits" and particularly funny, warned David Gauthier, the show's content producer.
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In an interview with the QMI Agency, the day before the celebrities entered the house, the producer said, among other things, that the pace of the game was going to be accelerated this season.
As soon as they enter the house, the 16 new celebrities will face a group challenge. In teams of four, they will try to hang on to their moving rocket as long as possible. The last team with at least one member still on their rocket will win the challenge.
“Normal weeks without rebounds, there will not be that many. There are going to be a lot of things that will come and change the power games in place”, confided the producer, adding that the creative team had “spoiled itself at this level”.
The latter was particularly inspired by the twists and challenges of other formats around the world, which it then modified and adapted to the Quebec game. Without wanting to get too wet, the producer also confirmed that the house – whose decor is completely revamped, and exploded – concealed clues and mysteries. Inside, rooms have been repurposed, added, removed, and kept secret...for now.
Focus on humor
Last season, the show focused on strategy, but this year, it is the humorous dimension that will be put forward.
"We want to bring a lot of humor back to the show this year. We want to keep the game dimension, and keep time for humor; the amusing, very short little life scenes that will sprinkle the shows; confessionals that will come to seek the incisive reply or the absurd reflection, ”explained the producer to the content, who was about to welcome the 16 new celebrities.
They have all been met by the production and coached for the adventure.
"If I trust the questions and the thoughts that the new candidates have, they are still in this dynamic of giving their all in the game," he added.
Diversity and improbable alliances?
For the moment, only the presence of comedian Korine Côté, soprano Natalie Choquette and host Benoît Gagnon has been officially announced.
Producer David Gauthier, however, maintained that there would be great representation in the in-house studio this season, more than in other years. “We have always been quite diverse in terms of the cast, but we are even more so this year. [...] We have them of all ages, of all origins and cultures, we also have members of the LGBTQ community, and of different professions, not only people who can be seen on TV every day ", he said.
“We try to find participants so that there is something for everyone, but it is difficult to have someone that all of Quebec knows. It almost doesn't exist anymore. We make sure that each segment of the public is able to recognize each other, ”he added then.
As for alliances, the producer hopes to see the birth of improbable combos which, according to him, would be a very promising strategy. However, he believes that the famous saying “birds of a feather flock together” is often a harbinger of the first alliances between celebrities.
And as for the "slop", as it is part of the codes of "Big Brother", it is not impossible that it will be back, "on the other hand that does not mean that it will return from same way”, advised the producer.
The new season of “Big Brother Celebrities”, with Marie-Mai hosting, begins this Sunday at 6:30 p.m., on Noovo.