The editing of “Koh-Lanta, The 4 lands”, will it be changed following the tragic death of Bertrand-Kamal? Alexia Laroche-Joubert, the show’s producer, answered the question.

The Koh-Lanta family is in mourning. While TF1 has launched the new season of his famous adventure game on August 28, Bertrand-Kamal, candidate of this unpublished edition, died a few days later. Suffering from cancer, the adventurer unfortunately did not win this ordeal in the face of illness.

“Nothing was changed during editing”

Since then, the show’s faithful, as well as his former teammates, mourn this hero whose courage has amazed more than one. But the tragic loss of Bertrand-Kamal also raises some questions. Will the candidate be cut during the editing of the new episodes of Koh-Lanta?

Invited on the plateau of Touche not at my post this Monday, September 14, 2020, Alexia Laroche-Joubert, the producer of the famous adventure game, mentioned rumors. So, she explained:

The question of cutting Bertrand-Kamal during the editing did not arise. There were extremely few of us to know about the situation and the severity of his illness. There were two people at TF1 and we were only three in the team, including Denis. Thus, the Koh-Lanta editing teams edited the episodes without being aware of the situation on Bertrand-Kamal.

And to continue:

What is remarkable is that nothing was changed during the editing. When we realized that it was getting more and more serious, Bertrand-Kamal’s dad asked him what he wanted to do and he told him that it was his greatest adventure and that he wanted to see her.

Cancer unsealed after injury on show

You will understand, the show will be faithful to the young man who was going to celebrate his 31st birthday. The latter had to fight against ” very aggressive cancer and it was extremely violent“, As Alexia Laroche-Joubert confided. The producer revealed that Bertrand-Kamal discovered she had cancer following a wound which took place during the show:

He was injured in the adventure, a pretty benign thing. After Koh-Lanta, he was still in pain, he went for exams and in the end, they detected, I think it was April 17th, a very aggressive cancer and it was extremely violent.

The homage of Alexia Laroche-Joubert

Upset by the loss of this candidate, Alexia Laroche-Joubert did not hesitate to pay him homage on the key board not at my post:

What he experienced in terms of suffering, he was admirable, I had him on the phone regularly and he still managed to make hints of humor even though I know it was very violent.

There is no doubt that fans of Koh-Lanta, as well as the candidates of the famous adventure game, will not forget the young man who has already marked the spirits.