Fort Boyard (1990)

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Fort Boyard is a French game show created by Jacques Antoine that was first broadcast in 1990 and is popular to this day. It has been re-made across the globe, successfully in many countries. Those include: Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and more recently in Algeria, Poland and Finland over a 20-year period.

Set and filmed on the real Fort Boyard in France, the programme appears similar to The Crystal Maze.

In both programmes the contestants have to complete challenges to win prize money. However, while The Crystal Maze varies the type of games quite considerably, Fort Boyard tends to focus mainly on physical and endurance challenges. Although Fort Boyard was something of a pioneer in the area of game show fear and adventure, later programmes such as Fear Factor have pushed things even further, requiring Fort Boyard to react and adapt with new twists and games, including a couple of seasons in which the contestants spent the night in the Fort.

  1. Jacques Antoine

    Creator

  2. Jean-Pierre Mitrecey

    Creator

  3. Pierre Launay

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Patrice Laffont

    Patrice Laffont

    Maître du Fort, Host

    89 Episodes

  2. Olivier Minne

    Olivier Minne

    Maître du Fort, Host

    79 Episodes

  3. Sophie Davant

    Sophie Davant

    Co-animatrice

    27 Episodes

  4. Anne-Gaëlle Riccio

    Anne-Gaëlle Riccio

    Host

    10 Episodes

  5. Marie Talon

    Marie Talon

    Co-animatrice

    9 Episodes

  6. Monique Angeon

    Félindra

    5 Episodes

  7. Casey Calaber

    Little Boo

    5 Episodes

  8. Amadou Konez

    Big Boo

    5 Episodes

  9. Yann Le Gac

    Père Fouras

    5 Episodes

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Current Season

Fort Boyard

Season 31

2020 | 5 Episodes

Season 31 of Fort Boyard premiered on July 11, 2020.

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Status Returning Series

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Type Reality

Original Language French

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