From deputy mayor to plumber: 'Secret Story' puts 200,000 euros at stake for its anonymous contestants

“When you’ve been on TV for a long time you discover that Anonymous people are the only ones capable of exciting and surprising you. The famous always come with a backpack that we know and with a previous judgment and many things have to happen for us to change our mind, but here we come virgins “.

This is how Carlos Sobera speaks of the fact that the next edition of Secret Story have anonymous people as contestants, a fact that had been happening in the Mediaset reality shows for a long time and that promises to recover the illusion for this format.

Secret Story premieres this Thursday in prime time (10pm) with novelties in its mechanics regarding the edition with VIPs and with a casting that will be known in the first gala, but that the chain has described as “diverse and inclusive”, with profiles such as a deputy mayor, a primary school teacher, a math student, a health emergency technician, a photographer, a plumber …

Also, among the contestants, whose identity and secrets (but not to whom each belongs) sand they will meet on Thursday, there are people from other countries and also from all over the Spanish territory, including emptied Spain.

There is also a non-binary person, empowered women … “They are a stimulus to show other realities and groups that tend to be out of the media focus, “as explained during the presentation of the reality show Amparo Castellano, general director of Zeppelin (Banijay Iberia).

The total prize of the program is 200,000 euros, of which the winner of the contest, whoever the audience chooses, will win 150,000 and the other 50,000 will go to the contestant who wins the game of secrets.

The new edition of Secret Story incorporates some novelties in its mechanics such as that all the secrets will be revealed at once, exhibiting before the contestants the table with the hidden information of all of them.

Also, if a contestant’s secret is discovered, they not only lose their sphere but also will be permanently eliminated from the game and you will lose your chances of winning the 50,000 euros, so only those who keep their secret safely will be able to choose to get the spheres of an expelled contestant.

The secrets of the expelled participants will not be revealed, increasing the difficulty of solving them and the contestants and the audience will discover the secrets at the same time.

The casting to find the new contestants, who are between 24 and 44 years old, began last February, when Zeppelin, producer of the format, opened a website so that whoever wanted to join the adventure of the realities.

In that casting “the process to get to the secret” has involved “many conversations with them and getting there It has been a process of complicity and when they tell you about it, you are frankly surprised, because there are things that I would never have imagined, “explained Amparo Castellano.

This edition features a carimatic trio of presenters, with Carlos Sobera in the Thursday galas, Sandra Barneda in the second weekly galas and Toñi Moreno in the debates, the next “13 or 14 weeks” that the edition will last.

Barneda explained that everyone “We need to be infected with illusion”, something to which you will contribute with the entertainment Secret Story. “Working with new faces really appeals to me because anyone has a best seller in their life,” advanced the presenter, to whom “passionate the moment a secret is revealed, that moment of genuine vulnerability in which there is no turning back. “

Toñi Moreno already feels empathy for the contestants, because like her, who is at the forefront of a debate for the first time reality, “They are going to experience something for the first time.”

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