In Koh-Lanta, the Ambassadors is a recurring twist that happens each season right before the merge. Each tribe needs to name an emissary to a very special meeting. There, the two or three ambassadors must make a decision that affects the game.

History

In the first seasons, the Ambassadors had to agree on rather minimal hindrances for their fellow castaways. Introduced in the very first season, the Ambassadors met right before the merge and had to decide on the name to add on an extra ballot for the merge Tribal Council. Except for Koh-Lanta: Nicoya, where the Ambassadors only have to choose the merge beach, this mechanism was in place until Koh-Lanta: Caramoan.

Since Koh-Lanta: Le Retour des Héros, however, the Ambassadors instead have to unanimously decide which castaway must be eliminated from the game. If they cannot come to an agreement, a rock draw happens, with the one picking the black rock eliminated.

Twist Development by season

Season Ambassadors Designation Mission The Ambassadors'
Victim
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Les Aventuriers de Koh-Lanta
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Françoise Avignon
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William Lecomte
Each tribe chooses which one of the remaining tribe members should become Ambassador. The Ambassadors have to choose a Castaway to receive one extra vote against them at the upcoming Merge Tribal Council. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock receives the extra vote against them. FRS1 david t.png
David Noël
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Koh-Lanta: Nicoya
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François-Xavier Arguillère
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Maud Garnier
Denis Brogniart, the host of the game, names himself the Ambassador for each tribe. The Ambassadors have to decide on which camp both Tribes will merge. None
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Koh-Lanta: Bocas del Toro
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Delphine Bano
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Isabelle Seguin
Each tribe chooses which one of the remaining tribe members should become Ambassador. The Ambassadors have to choose a Castaway to receive one extra vote against them at the upcoming Merge Tribal Council. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock receives the extra vote against them. FRS3 moussa t.png
Moussa Niangane
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Koh-Lanta: Panama
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Philippe Bordier
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Romuald Lafite
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Guillaume Noël
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Koh-Lanta: Pacifique
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Alexis Tournier
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Pierre Vaney
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Sakhone Holaphong
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Koh-Lanta: Vanuatu
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Gaëlle Zanetton
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Nathalie Bella
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Estelle Granger
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Koh-Lanta: Palawan
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Laurent Boudes
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Patrick Brasier De Thuy
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Érick Africaa
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Koh-Lanta: Caramoan
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Bertrand Bolle
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Jean-Bernard Hauton-Arnaud
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Bertrand Bolle
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Koh-Lanta: Le Retour des Héros
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Catherine Ehret-Mader
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Philippe Bordier
The Ambassadors have to choose on a Castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock is eliminated. FRS9 philippe t.png
Philippe Bordier
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Koh-Lanta: Palau
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Fabienne Lefebvre-Trehoux
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Isabelle Da Silva
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Alexandre Amico
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Koh-Lanta: Le Choc des Héros
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Christina Chevry
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Taïg Khris
The Ambassadors have to compete in a challenge. The winner of the challenge obtains an immunity for the next Tribal Council, and gets an advantage in the following negotiation. If they fail to agree on a remaining contestant, the losing Ambassador will be voted out. FRS11 gwendal t.png
Gwendal Peizerat
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Koh-Lanta: Viêtnam
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Claude Dartois
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Kunlé M'Babacéré Pakorona
The Ambassadors have to choose on a Castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock is eliminated. FRS12 boris t.png
Boris Deltell
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Koh-Lanta: Raja Ampat
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Olivier Moenaert
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Teheiura Teahui
Each tribe chooses an "emissary" from the remaining castaways from their tribe. The emissaries visits the other tribe for a day, then each emissary selects the ambassador for the other tribe. FRS13 maxime t.png
Maxime Boulet
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Koh-Lanta: La Revanche des Héros
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Francis Bordas
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Claude Dartois
Each tribe chooses which one of the remaining tribe members should become Ambassador. The purpose of the summit is for the ambassadors to nominate one tribe member to compete in a duel. The winner of the duel stays in the game while the loser is eliminated. FRS14 patricia t.png
Patricia Morel
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Koh-Lanta: Malaisie
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Anthony Dito
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Javier Rodriguez
Each tribe chooses two "emissaries" (one woman and one man) from the remaining castaways from their tribe. The emissaries visits the other tribe for a day, then the emissaries selects the ambassador for the other tribe. The Ambassadors have to choose a castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock is eliminated. FRS15 anthony t.png
Anthony Dito
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Koh-Lanta: La Nouvelle Édition
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Freddy Boucher
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Florence Delbarre
Each tribe chooses an "emissary" from the remaining castaways from their tribe. The emissaries visit the other tribe for a day in order to influence the tribe to choose a specific ambassador. Then each tribe chooses their own ambassador. FRS16 florence t.png
Florence Delbarre
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Koh-Lanta: Johor
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Cédric Giosserand
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Jeff Santiago
Each tribe chooses the Ambassador of the opposing tribe from the remaining castaways. FRS17 alban t.png
Alban Pellegrin
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Koh-Lanta: Thaïlande
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Cassandre Girard
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Romain Palazzetti
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Cassandre Girard
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Koh-Lanta: L'Île au Trésor
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Jérôme Merlier
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Julie Navarro
Each tribe chooses which one of the remaining tribe members should become Ambassador. FRS19 jerome t.png
Jérôme Merlier
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Koh-Lanta: Cambodge
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Mathilde Chevalier
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Sandro Gonzalez
Each tribe chooses the Ambassador of the opposing tribe from the remaining castaways. FRS20 yassin t.png
Yassin Metiri
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Koh-Lanta: Fidji
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Marguerite Leblanc
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Fabian Rocha
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Tugdual Paul
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Koh-Lanta: Le Combat des Héros
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Yassin Metiri
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Dylan Thiry
Each tribe chooses which one of the remaining tribe members should become Ambassador, but their choice has to be unanimous. Otherwise a rock draw selects at random the Ambassador in the tribe. FRS22 ludovic t.png
Ludovic Laresche
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Koh-Lanta: La Guerre des Chefs
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Alexandre André
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Maxime Berthon
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Béatrice Kabore
The tribe chiefs are automatically named as Ambassadors. The Ambassadors have to choose a castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. All three Ambassadors have to agree. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock is eliminated. FRS23 frederic t.png
Frédéric Blanchard
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Koh-Lanta: L'Île des Héros
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Ahmad Abadie
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Claude Dartois
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Alexandra Leveau
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Moussa Niangane
Each tribe chooses a hero and a newbie from the opposite tribe to become the ambassadors. The Ambassadors have to choose a castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw. The Ambassador that pick the black rock will have to face their tribe mate in a duel that will eliminate the loser. FRS24 delphine t.png
Delphine Hergault
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Koh-Lanta: Les 4 Terres
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Hadja Cissé
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Loïc Riowal
Each tribe chooses which one of the remaining tribe members should become Ambassador. The Ambassadors have to choose a castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. If they fail to agree, they go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock is eliminated. FRS25 mariefrance t.png
Marie-France Schieber
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Koh-Lanta: Les Armes Secrètes
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Vincent Blier
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Maxine Eouzan
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Laure Canevarolo
(Secret Ambassador)
Each tribe chooses the Ambassador of the opposing tribe from the remaining castaways. There can be up to two castaways that can be Secret Ambassadors if they found the corresponding Secret Weapon. The Ambassadors have to choose a castaway from either team to be eliminated immediately. During the meeting, the secret Ambassadors join and take part to the vote. If all Ambassadors fail to agree on a single name, the regular Ambassadors go to a rock draw and the one that picks the black rock is eliminated. FRS26 frederic t.png
Frédéric Baudet


Koh-Lanta Twists
Twists similar to the US Franchise:

Tribe Switch · Merge · Hidden Immunity Idol · Final Two


Koh-Lanta Twists:

Ambassadors · Banishment · Black Vote · Elimination Challenge · Finale Challenges · Jokers · Replacement · Tied Destinies

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