Eric, the candidate for the TF1 game “Les 12 coups de midi”, received a dispensation to be able to return to the show following the deconfinement. A decision that earned him much criticism from viewers.
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Since last November, Eric is the new champion of the show “Les 12 coups de midi”, presented daily by Jean-Luc Reichmann on TF1.
He currently has a jackpot of more than 900,000 euros and has broken the record for winnings, but not yet the record for victories. With 190 issues to his credit, he had to suffer a forced break in his momentum because of the Covid-19.
Eric accused of being a prime candidate
Returning to Brittany to be with his family, Eric was finally called back by the production after the deconfinement when shooting resumed.
Returning to the set of the show on 11 May, the candidate received a waiver from the production allowing him to travel more than 100 kilometres in the country, which drew criticism from viewers.
Yesterday Jean Luc Reichmann recorded 5 numbers of the #12afternoon …without an audience, the first of which will air today. The candidates come from within a 100 km perimeter, except for Éric le maître de midi actuel (Le Parisien).
– Flo (@media_FMTV) May 12, 2020
On social networks, many Internet users have accused Eric of having been privileged and of having received special treatment. Rumours to which the champion wanted to respond.
” I understand that it might have seemed unfair, but I had a waiver that was nothing special and had a reason that anyone could have checked off. “he told Gala.
The 12 strokes of noon, special filming conditions
In addition to these criticisms, the candidate was taken aback by the shooting conditions since the deconfinement, which impose social distancing and the absence of an audience on the set.
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“The first few days were a bit difficult to get used to this new way of working. I don’t know if it disrupted my playing style, but I got used to it in the end.”he confided to Voici.
Eric, the 12 strokes of noon record coming up?
Despite these events, Eric’s concentration has not failed and he could soon become the greatest noon master. On Wednesday, June 10, he raised his prize pool to 903,166 euros, which put him ahead of Christian Quesada.
Now he has only three wins left to become the greatest champion of the show.