For only the second time since 1998, the danes can look forward to a year without 'the Robinson Expedition'.
According to Ekstra information was found for the participants to the 2020 season, which in connection with the coronakrisen was deferred. Now inform the CHRONICALLY Group behind TV3, in a press release that the season is completely cancelled.
" We are incredibly infuriating about the filming of 'the Robinson Expedition' can not be implemented in the year. We had really hoped that a postponement of the filming made it possible, but covid-19 is still a global pandemic, and we will not risk the safety of our crew and participants, says program director Kenneth Kristensen.
We should be completely back to 2012 to find the last year without the iconic program. Then chose voluntarily to take a break to evaluate the concept, and it came up that the program had lost its focus on its central core: the survival of the 'deserted' island.
It has the longtime host, Jakob Kjeldbjerg, previously told Extra Magazine.
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It was the decline in viewers under control, and Kenneth Kristensen stresses that the cancellation does not mean that you put the format in the tomb. On the contrary.
- We are looking instead towards the next year where we hopefully can produced the 22. season of 'the Robinson Expedition' for broadcast in the autumn of 2021, points out programdirektøren.
'Robinson Expedition' has been the channel's golden calf for many years and draws are still hundreds of thousands of viewers. Photo: TV3
Here will 50-year-old Jakob Kjeldbjerg probably once again be in the role as host. A role he has held since 2004, and as he last year in connection with his 50th birthday, told Ekstra Bladet that he hoped to contest a good time to come.
- My priorities change in this period. Employment-related it is for me to keep 'the Robinson Expedition' running, so many fans have to enjoy themselves for as many years as possible, he said.
- But I don't dream about all sorts of other tv jobs that I previously did. It has changed. There I am, just not more.
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