“It’s pretty hard to live with this show,” admit Fanny and Jérémy

They had no more money in their treasury and fought for honor. In the end, Fanny and Jérémy failed to pass the gates of victory Beijing Express in first place, finishing less than five minutes behind Lucas and Nicolas. But that doesn’t matter to the dreamy couple, who claim if it had arrived before the Belgian brothers would have allowed them to validate their €100,000 coffers. “We don’t really like money because it can drive you crazy,” admits the couple 20 minutes.

At the beginning of the final sprint you play for honor. Jeremy, you say on screen that you really like it. Why ?

jeremy : We never applied because we thought we would go there for the money. It was a bonus.

fanny : In hindsight, that doesn’t mean we don’t need the money, but we didn’t make this game for that.

jeremy : We were so moved by this adventure with the families, the race, the meeting of the couples…

fanny : I’ve done things I would never have done in real life. And for that alone it’s a win for us. It’s no worse. If we had had big profit potential, we would have been even more stressed. The day before the final we were too stressed. Fighting for honor is the best thing to live for.

It made you so stress free…

jeremy : We don’t really like money because it can drive you crazy. I don’t know, it’s a bit unhealthy… For us, the amulets didn’t represent money, but the fact of going on. In an adventure so human and so rich in emotion, it seemed that money had no place. We experienced this final in the best conditions.

Unfortunately you arrive shortly after the Belgian brothers…

fanny : We arrive about three minutes after them, it’s the closest final Beijing Express. Because of this, it’s like we’ve won, we’re not an hour and a half late. They arrived before us, they were better, good for them. Anyway, we wanted to do something since they had 100,000 euros on their necks and we had zero. We wanted to get in front of this flag first, but not cross it and let it win. We wanted to be first because of the image, but they would have won because they had to reach €100,000. It would have been really difficult for us to look in the mirror if we had the opportunity to finish ahead of them and steal the win from them.

Did the disappointment of the defeat go away after the shooting?

fanny : I tell myself that we couldn’t do a better final and I wouldn’t change anything about what happened. Lucas and Nicolas won their money, so much the better for them and we arrived three minutes late, we all deserve credit for that little gap. Basically, I wouldn’t have wanted to win, it would have been difficult for me. Even with the gains reversing, I would have been embarrassed to make money. It’s weird to say, but that’s not why we made this game…

Do you think they are a quirky couple?

jeremy : We have our universe, our mindset which is “others first and after us”. We don’t have a competitive spirit, we’ve never been confronted with it. We’ve always lived our lives in our corner, quiet, in our bubble. We get carried away by our feelings.

fanny : We haven’t done dirt on a couple afterwards. In episode 9 we’re a little hard on the brothers because they were hard on us and have since apologized. There was little tension, but we didn’t hurt anyone, we have values ​​and we respected ourselves.

Three weeks ago Charlotte and Sarah confided that you are in the minority, they and you. Do you also think that strategy played a big role in this adventure?

fanny : It’s true that we’re not too strategic. We respected our values ​​in all cases. When we realized that there was a lot of strategy in the foreground, we felt a little lost. We came to live a human adventure and when we are against women in the final, the human side that we wanted to live is missing. It bothered us a bit. But everyone plays their game how they want, there is no problem. It only surprised and a little disappointed us during the adventure.

jeremy : In the end, everyone was nice to us. But as stage five ends, Arlette and Caroline leave and the tension suddenly started, we don’t know why. It’s like this, we’re among people with our flaws and our qualities in a game where we’re not ready to be shaken up in all directions. There are inevitably things that stand out. But today, right now, in our room, we’re trying to digest this adventure, because it’s quite difficult to live with this mission, we love everyone.

Why do you say that broadcasting is quite difficult to live with?

fanny : It’s difficult to live with the fact that we don’t control our own image. In episode 9 you can almost see us mean to the brothers. These might be things we said to the camera but the editing shows a bit of violence on my part and it’s awful because I don’t recognize myself, I was shocked. So it’s difficult to manage.

Has your life changed since then? Beijing Express ?

fanny : It didn’t change our couple. We’re a little more tired than before, because between the game we came home from exhausted and the show we’re not sleeping very well, we’re exhausted! We need to rest, to focus on our daughters again.

jeremy : In a few weeks it will be digested. We feel a bit grown up on this show, we’re different anyway. She changed us a bit as people. We might even be nicer to everyone (laughs).

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