December 2021. Claude Dartois is one of the candidates of Koh-Lanta the Legend who cheated by going to eat clandestine diners during the filming.
Alongside Claude, there was Teheiura, another telecrochet legend. He had admitted during the show that he had cheated and was eliminated from the game. “Inevitably, it is hunger like everyone else. Of the five adventures I’ve been on, this is definitely the toughest physically in terms of survival. And so mentally too. And at one point, I was there, he wasn’t very far…”, he confessed.
Finally, Claude had joined the final and even won more votes than the finalist but no prize had been awarded and Claude did not receive the sum of 100,000 euros promised to the winner. This loot had been paid to the association of Betrand-Kamal, former candidate of the show, who died of an illness.
For the first time, Claude returned to the accusations of cheating. “We have heard a lot of things, most of them wrong. But I accept, it’s part of the game. And no matter what he said to himself and did, I have my conscience for me.”,he told France Sunday.
After an investigation, the production had decided to invalidate the votes of the final council and to cancel the victory, which should have gone to Claude, during the final. As for the 100,000 euros, they had been offered to the association of Bertrand-Kamal.