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Koh-Lanta: La Guerre des Chefs is the twenty-third season of Koh-Lanta.

It is the first season to air after the cancellation of the series in May 2018 due to a sexual harassment scandal.

Twists

  • War of the Chiefs: for once, this season will start with the famous "Poles Challenge" (a classic in Koh-Lanta). The three castaways who will remain the longest on their pole will get to spend the night together and decide how the tribes will be divided. Each of them will then become the "Chief" of a tribe. They will be able to attend the other tribes' Tribal Councils, until the merge. Each chief has an important role during the Challenges. They have to lead their tribe to victory, and accept the defeat for their tribe. At each Reward Challenge, the chief of the winning tribe must make a choice between two rewards. The one which they have not picked then goes to the tribe which arrived in second place.
  • Chief Immunity Bracelet: Each chief starts the game with a Chief Immunity Bracelet which functions just like a Hidden Immunity Idol and once they play out their bracelet, they lose their special status. Their tribes need to agree unanimously on the name of a new chief who will then receive a new bracelet. If a tribe fails to agree, the chiefs of the other two tribe need to decide for them.
  • Three Tribes: For the second time in Koh-Lanta history, the game starts with three tribes instead of the usual two. A blue tribe, Ikalu​, is added in the mix with the traditional red and yellow tribes, Kama​​​​ and Tabuo​.
  • Ambassadors: At the merge, all tribe chiefs become the ambassadors to a special meeting. Their purpose is to directly eliminate a castaway from the game, and if the three ambassadors do not agree on a name, one of the three is eliminated by a rock draw.
  • Replacements: Due to two evacuations, two castaways returned into the game after being voted out.
  • Black Vote: The black vote keeps the mechanics introduced in Cambodge: starting from the first post-merge Tribal Council, the person voted out gives to a remaining castaway the power to vote twice at the following Tribal Council.
  • Tied Destinies: On Day 23, the twelve people remaining are divided into six pairs by a rock draw. Until the next Tribal Council, the fate of each contestant is linked to their partner: the challenges are competed by pairs, and the person voted out at Tribal Council causes their partner's demise.
  • Elimination Challenge: On Day 33, all remaining castaways, take part in a special challenge where the person finishing last is directly eliminated from the game.
  • Final Five: The last five adventurers will go to the orienteering race.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Day 9 Tribe Merged Tribe
FRS23 alisea t.png Aliséa Lecomte
20, Ille-et-Vilaine
STAPS Student
Ikalu Evacuated
Day 5
1
FRS23 carinne t.png Carinne Fossey-Elka
45, Calvados
Hairdresser
Tabuo Evacuated
Day 9
0
FRS23 emilie t.png Émilie Dubernet
35, Gironde
Loan Broker
Kama Kama 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
3
FRS23 victor t.png Victor Rollinger
25, Bas-Rhin
Skydiving Instructor
Kama Tabuo 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
8
4th Voted Out
Day 12
FRS23 chloe t.png Chloé Chaize
32, Landes
Fishmonger
Kama Kama 5th Voted Out
Day 14
9
FRS23 xavier t.png Xavier Vançon
53, Oise
Technical Salesman
Kama Kama 6th Voted Out
Day 16
5
FRS23 frederic t.png Frédéric Blanchard
52, Pas-de-Calais
Photographer
Ikalu Ikalu 1st Voted Out
Day 3
8
7th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 18
FRS23 alexandre t.png Alexandre André
28, Seine-Saint-Denis
Sales Representative
Kama Kama Merged Tribe 8th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 19
7
FRS23 beatrice t.png Béatrice Kabore
28, Ille-et-Vilaine
Soccer Player
Tabuo Tabuo 9th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 22
8
FRS23 brice t.png Brice Chauvinc
24, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Student
Ikalu Ikalu 10th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 25
9
FRS23 sophie t.png Sophie Chevalier
34, Portugal
Kitesurfing Instructor
Tabuo Tabuo Eliminated
5th Jury Member
Day 25
2
FRS23 angelique t.png Angélique Mastio
24, Alpes-Maritimes
Pizzeria Owner
Tabuo Tabuo 11th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 28
7
FRS23 mohamed t.png Mohamed Siaaliti
37, Bas-Rhin,
Entrepreneur
Ikalu Ikalu 12th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 31
4
FRS23 nicolas t.png Nicolas Van Brabandt
35, Belgium
Sales Representative
Tabuo Tabuo Eliminated
8th Jury Member
Day 33
8
FRS23 maxime t.png Maxime Berthon
32, Vienne
Travel Agent
Ikalu Ikalu 13th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 34
7
FRS23 cyril t.png Cyril Rouanne
37, Paris
Designer
Kama Kama 14th Voted Out
10th Jury Member
Day 37
19
FRS23 clo t.png Clo Dessard Arribas
28, Maine-et-Loire
Seasonal Worker
Ikalu Ikalu Eliminated
11th Jury Member
Day 38
8
FRS23 aurelien t.png Aurélien Soulimant
23, Côtes-d'Armor
Stuntman
Tabuo Tabuo Eliminated
12th Jury Member
Day 38
3
FRS23 steeve t.png Steeve Demana
46, Alpes-Maritimes
Social Worker
Tabuo Tabuo 15th Voted Out
13th Jury Member
Day 39
1
FRS23 cindy t.png Cindy Poumeyrol
31, Gironde
Financial Advisor
Ikalu Ikalu Runner-Up 0
FRS23 maud t.png Maud Bamps
50, Belgium
Sales Representative
Kama Kama Sole Survivor 7

Chiefs History

The three castaways who stood the longest on their pole during the opening "Poles Challenge" earned the right to become Tribe Chief. More than just the chiefs composed the tribes on Day 2 and have important roles to play in every challenges : they have to lead their tribe to victory, and accept the defeat for their tribe. For example, at each Reward Challenge, the chief of the winning tribe must make a choice between two rewards. The one which they have not picked then goes to the tribe which arrived in second place.

The chiefs start the game with an Immunity Bracelet (which works just like a regular Hidden Immunity Idol) and also have the opportunity to attend the other tribes' Tribal Councils, until the merge. Thus, they gain important insight on the dynamics of their rival tribes.

A chief can be dethroned by being voted out or by playing their Chief Immunity Bracelet. The following day, the remaining tribe members need to choose a new chief unanimously. If they cannot come to a unanimous agreement, then, the chiefs from the opposite two tribes must decide for them. Once a new chief is chosen, they receive their own Chief Immunity Bracelet.

Teams Day 1-3 Day 4-6 Day 7-9 Day 10-12 Day 13-14 Day 15-16 Day 17-18
Ikalu FRS23 maxime t.png
Maxime
Kama FRS23 emilie t.png
Émilie
FRS23 chloe t.png
Chloé
FRS23 alexandre t.png
Alexandre
Tabuo FRS23 beatrice t.png
Béatrice

Season Summary

Episode Air Date Challenges Eliminated
(Vote)
Finish
Reward Immunity
1 March 15, 2019 Béatrice Tabuo Frédéric
(5-1-1)
1st Voted Out
Day 3
Émilie
Kama
Maxime
2 March 21, 2019 Ikalu Tabuo Aliséa
(No Vote)
Evacuated
Day 5
Kama Ikalu Victor
(4-3)1
2nd Voted Out
Day 6
3 March 29, 2019 Kama Tabuo Carinne
(No Vote)
Evacuated
Day 9
Ikalu Ikalu Émilie
(3-1-0)2
3rd Voted Out
Day 9
4 April 5, 2019 Tabuo Ikalu Victor
(4-3)
4th Voted Out
Day 12
Kama Kama
5 April 12, 2019 Tabuo Tabuo Chloé
(4-1)
5th Voted Out
Day 14
Kama Ikalu
6 April 19, 2019 Kama Ikalu Xavier
(3-1)
6th Voted Out
Day 17
Tabuo Tabuo
7 April 26, 2019 Tabuo Maud Frédéric
(3-0)3
7th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 18
Kama Mohamed4 Alexandre
(6-5-3)
8th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 19
8 May 3, 2019 Maxime Maxime Béatrice
(8-3-2-1)
9th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 22
9 May 10, 2019 Cindy,
Nicolas
Cyril,
Maud
Brice
(9-2-2)
10th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 25
Sophie
(No Vote)5
Eliminated
5th Jury Member
Day 25
10 May 17, 2019 Cindy, Clo,
Maud, Nicolas,
Steeve
Maxime Angélique
(6-3-3)
11th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 28
11 May 24, 2019 Maxime
[Mohamed]
Maxime Mohamed
(4-0)6
12th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 31
12 May 31, 2019 Maxime
[Steeve]
Aurélien Nicolas
(No Vote)7
Eliminated
8th Jury Member
Day 33
Maxime
(6-2)
13th Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 34
13 June 14, 2019 Steeve
[Cindy]
Aurélien Cyril
(3-3-1;
3-3;
Tiebreaker)8
14th Voted Out
10th Jury Member
Day 37
14 June 21, 2019 None Steeve Clo
(No Vote)9
Eliminated
11th Jury Member
Day 38
Cindy
Aurélien
(No Vote)9
Eliminated
12th Jury Member
Day 38
Maud
Cindy Steeve
(1-0)
15th Voted Out
13th Jury Member
Day 39
Jury Vote Cindy
(7-6)
Runner-Up
Maud
(7-6)
Sole Survivor
Notes:

^1 A Chief's Immunity Bracelet was used, however, no votes were against its user.
^2 A Chief's Immunity Bracelet was used, negating all votes against its user.
^3 At the ambassadors meeting, Alexandre, Béatrice, and Maxime agreed to eliminate Frédéric.
^4 During the Immunity Challenge, the castaways had the opportunity to forfeit the challenge and participate in a mini-
challenge to earn a separate Immunity Necklace. Clo, Sophie, Alexandre and Mohamed took the chance and the latter
won himself Immunity.

^5 Sophie was Brice's partner during the Tied Destinies twist, therefore she was also eliminated when he was voted out.
^6 An Immunity Necklace was played, therefore all votes against the user were negated.
^7 Nicolas came in last in the special Immunity Challenge and was directly eliminated from the game.
^8 With a deadlocked tie between Clo and Cyril, both of them were forced to draw rocks to determine who would be
eliminated.

^9 At the final five, the remaining castaways competed in an elimination challenge, where two castaways were
eliminated. Clo and Aurélien came in last and were therfore eliminated.

Voting History

Koh-Lanta: La Guerre des Chefs Voting History
Original Tribes Day 9 Tribes Merge Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Voted out: FRS23 frederic t.png
Frédéric
FRS23 alisea t.png
Aliséa
FRS23 victor t.png
Victor
FRS23 carinne t.png
Carinne
FRS23 emilie t.png
Émilie
FRS23 victor t.png
Victor
FRS23 chloe t.png
Chloé
FRS23 xavier t.png
Xavier
FRS23 frederic t.png
Frédéric
FRS23 alexandre t.png
Alexandre
FRS23 beatrice t.png
Béatrice
FRS23 brice t.png
Brice
FRS23 sophie t.png
Sophie
FRS23 angelique t.png
Angélique
FRS23 mohamed t.png
Mohamed
FRS23 nicolas t.png
Nicolas
FRS23 maxime t.png
Maxime
Tie Deadlock FRS23 cyril t.png
Cyril
FRS23 clo t.png
Clo
FRS23 aurelien t.png
Aurélien
FRS23 steeve t.png
Steeve
FRS23 cindy t.png
Cindy
FRS23 maud t.png
Maud
Vote: 5-1-1 No vote1 4-32 No vote3 3-1-04 4-3 4-1 3-1 3-05 6-5-3 8-3-2-1 9-2-2 No Vote7 6-3-38 4-09 No Vote10 6-2 3-3-111 3-312 Lottery No vote13 1-014 7-6
Maud Victor Xavier Chloé Xavier Nicolas Béatrice Brice Angélique Mohamed Maxime Clo Clo None Jury Vote
Cindy Frédéric Cyril Béatrice Brice Angélique Cyril Maxime Maud Cyril Steeve
Steeve Nicolas Alexandre Maud Brice6 Aurélien Cyril Maxime Cyril Cyril None Cindy
Brice6
Aurélien Victor Alexandre Nicolas Brice Maud Mohamed6 Maxime Clo Clo Eliminated Maud
Mohamed6
Clo Frédéric Cyril Béatrice Sophie Angélique Cyril Maxime Cyril6 Cyril Eliminated Cindy
Cyril6
Cyril Victor Émilie Chloé Xavier Nicolas Béatrice6 Brice Angélique Mohamed Maxime Clo Clo Voted out Maud
Béatrice6
Maxime Aliséa Frédéric Cyril Béatrice Sophie Angélique Cyril Cyril6 Maud
Cyril6
Nicolas Victor Alexandre Angélique Brice Angélique Cyril Eliminated Cindy
Mohamed Frédéric Cyril Béatrice Brice Aurélien6 Cyril Cindy
Aurélien6
Angélique Victor Alexandre Nicolas Brice Maud Maud
Sophie Nicolas Alexandre Maud Clo Eliminated Maud Maud
Brice Frédéric Cyril Béatrice Clo Cindy
Béatrice Victor Frédéric Alexandre Maud Maud
Alexandre Victor Émilie Chloé Xavier Frédéric Nicolas Maud
Frédéric Maxime Voted out Cindy
Xavier Chloé Chloé Chloé Alexandre
Chloé Victor Émilie Xavier
Victor Chloé Nicolas
Émilie Chloé Chloé
Carinne Evacuated
Aliséa Frédéric Evacuated
Notes:

^1 Aliséa was medically evacuated. No vote occurred for her removal and Frédéric came back into the game to replace her.
^2 A Chief's Immunity Bracelet was used, however, no votes were against its user.
^3 Carinne was medically evacuated. No vote occurred for her removal and Victor came back into the game to replace her.
^4 A Chief's Immunity Bracelet was used, negating all votes against its user.
^5 At the ambassadors meeting, Alexandre, Béatrice, and Maxime agreed to eliminate Frédéric.
^6 This castaway was given the power to vote twice by the castaway voted out at the previous Tribal Council.
^7 Sophie was Brice's partner during the Tied Destinies twist, therefore she was automatically eliminated at Tribal Council.
^8 Maud had an extra vote cast against her at Tribal Council due to finishing last in the Immunity Challenge.
^9 An Immunity Necklace was played, therefore all votes against the user were negated.
^10 Nicolas came in last in the special Immunity Challenge and was directly eliminated from the game.
^11 Tribal Council resulted in a tie. Per Koh-Lanta rules, a second vote was held where the castaways could only vote for those involved in the tie.
^12 A deadlock tie occurred, thus forcing the tied castaways to draw rocks to determine who would be eliminated.
^13 At the final five, the remaining castaways competed in an elimination challenge, where two castaways were eliminated. Clo and Aurélien came in last and were eliminated.
^14 Maud and Steeve did not vote as they could only vote for each other. By virtue of winning the Final Immunity Challenge, only Cindy voted.

Trivia

  • This is the first time in Koh-Lanta history that 21 contestants all start their adventure at the same time (in previous seasons with 21 contestants, they started with only 18 or 20 of them and the other(s) came in the game after day one).
  • This is only the second time that both finalists were female castaways, fifteen years after Delphine Bano and Isabelle Seguin from Bocas del Toro.
    • As both women were tied and considered Sole Survivors, Maud is the first female castaway to beat another female at the Final Tribal Council.

References

Koh-Lanta Seasons

Les Aventuriers · Nicoya · Bocas del Toro · Panama · Pacifique · Vanuatu · Palawan · Caramoan · Le Retour des Héros · Palau · Le Choc des Héros · Viêtnam · Raja Ampat · La Revanche des Héros · Malaisie · La Nouvelle Édition · Johor · Thaïlande · L'Île au Trésor · Cambodge · Fidji · Le Combat des Héros · La Guerre des Chefs · L'Île des Héros · Les 4 Terres · Les Armes Secrètes