Norwegians love reality TV, and many concepts can leave endless seasons. However, in recent years we have seen attempts by channels to try and create new concepts of reality, and this is exactly what Discovery is doing when they can now present their new project:
For ten days, four celebrity couples will be on the run from a team of detectives, in true “cops and robbers” style.
The escape began on a hot summer day in the Drammen district prison, and Dagbladet was among the last to meet the celebrities before they vanished from the face of the earth as best they could.
Escaping is an adventure, says participant Vegard Harm (27) on why he agrees.
Harm is paired with fellow podcaster and VGTV fellow Morten Hegseth (37).
They soon realize that they may not be hero aware of what they have already agreed to be a part of.
The duo showed up at Drammen District Prison with bags much larger than the other participants, raising uncertainty about whether they got too excited with the packing.
– Others may have been smart and gave shifts all over Norway. That’s why they have so much less of us than we do, jokes Harm, who can add that they haven’t really worked out a specific plan for how to escape.
What they do know, however, is that they both react very differently to different situations.
– I can think of running over cars, throwing things and swimming across a river, says Hegseth, while Harm adds:
– I’m a little like, “Yeah, now I’m caught, yeah.” Shall we take a bite? “.
Afraid of prison
The second couple to run together is Princess Martha Louise (51) and author and influencer Tinashe Williamson (38).
The duo may come as a surprise to some – but they can reveal to Dagbladet that they’ve been friends for three years.
“Jaget” will actually be their first engagement, and they say they kissed not only because the concept is unique, but also because it gave them a chance to hang out with each other.
Even before the entire TV taping begins, the two friends are pretty sure they’ll end up in the well-known bubble of reality.
– I’m afraid of paranoia. Now we are a little nervous because we don’t know what to do. Princess says this will be exciting.
“I got so caught up in this that I actually think I’d end up in jail if I got caught,” Williamson jokes.
Aids on the series are limited, but the duo hopes to reap some benefit from Martha’s familiar face in Norway, though Williamson initially views it as a disadvantage.
It’s hard to go underground and blend in when people know our faces. At first I thought, ‘Oh, should I be on a team with HER? Since all of Norway knows who she is?’, she says, laughing.
We are completely dependent on the help of others. So now I place my trust in the Norwegian people, adds the delighted Martha Louise.
He refuses to run
The third couple to turn away from the detectives are artist Peter Björklund Christiansen (34), better known as Peter Katastroff, and presenter Christine Dank (39).
While Christiansen is looking forward to being allowed to play a criminal, Dancke is looking forward to showing off his hopping abilities.
– We are so different and I love that. It was probably too boring to go on a trip with someone who looked just like me, says Dancke.
The couple can also say that Dancke is more forthcoming with most things than his partner.
– My biggest weakness is that if they were in our way, I wouldn’t run. I’ll do it to make you happy, but it’s no use because I’ll only have 15 meters before I get caught, Christiansen tells Denk’s offense.
– I run, swim and climb trees. She confirms that I do not want to be caught.
We didn’t know each other before
Another famous couple who, unlike other couples, had little knowledge of each other before.
TV presenter Petter Schjerven (55) and former cross-country skier Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset (51) met for the first time just days before they set off together.
– We are going on a trip to “get to know each other,” they laugh.
To hide from investigators, participants can use various aids, for example costumes, to make themselves more anonymous.
Peter Schjerfen didn’t scream like his signature beard and mustache, but he can assure Dagbladet that the beard growth will stay.
– No, I think this is a reason for divorce at home, so we’ll leave it at that, he says with humor.
For the record: Kine Falch, a detective on the reality series, works on a daily basis for Se og Hør and Dagbladet’s TV concept Rød Løper.
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