On Beijing Express, an event canceled after an accident with an elephant

On Beijing Express, an event canceled after an accident with an elephant

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Patrick ROBERT/M6 Valérie Trierweiler (left) alongside Karine.
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Valérie Trierweiler (left) alongside her best friend Karine, one of the shock duos of the 16th season of Beijing Express.

BEIJING EXPRESS – Big scare in Beijing Express “Shock Duos”. In the episode broadcast on M6 this Wednesday, July 27, the best friend of the former First Lady Valérie Trierweiler, Karine Fournier, was vigorously jostled by an elephant during a test. The candidate was injured.

The fourth episode of this 16th season got off to a flying start with the mythical tasting test, which disgusted candidates and viewers. On the menu for this breakfast of choice: cow brains, bull testicles, peppers and fish eyes… To start the day hitchhiking, you had to swallow these unsavory foods as quickly as possible. The ex-miss France Rachel Legrain-Trapani and her companion were the fastest, certainly favored by their menu composed of peppers.

At the end of this first day of racing, three pairs came out on top: Valérie Trierweiler and Karine Fournier, comedian Inès Reg and her sister Anaïs, as well as Rachel Legrain-Trapani and Valentin Leonard. The three duos had to compete on an obstacle course with a fruit basket in order to gain an advantage for the rest of the competition. The most difficult: passing in front of six gluttonous elephants.

Event canceled for security reasons

After a few minutes of ordeal, Karine Fournier receives a violent blow from the trunk of one of the elephants in the back. She falls to the ground at the pachyderms’ feet, unable to get up for a few seconds. ” I run to her, she was in shock shaking all over “, Testifies in front of the cameras his friend Valérie, who also celebrated her 57th birthday that day.

I’m with my basket, and the elephant hits me in the back with its trunk. I collapsed sideways, I landed badly and there I was knocked to the ground and I was not well “, Then says Karine Fournier. After this fall, the host Stéphane Rotenberg suspends the test to give the doctor time to intervene.

A few minutes later and after reassuring news “, the presenter announces the end of the test” For safety reasons “. In the end, Karine Fournier is injured in the wrist but can continue the race.

During this episode, Anaïs and Inès managed to qualify directly for the semi-final by arriving in first position after two days of racing. Karine and Valérie had to face sports commentators Yoann Riou and Xavier Domergue in a final duel. The latter have definitively left the adventure.

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