Le Grand Concours des Animateurs

In each episode, 20 celebrities compete in a general knowledge quiz. Throughout several rounds, the celebrities have to answer questions on various themes such history, music, sports, art and current affairs and some are eliminated. The last three candidates remaining in the competition face the grand finale and have to answer questions related to their profession, careers or their passions.

In a relaxed atmosphere, Le Grand Concours enables viewers to discover their favorite celebrities from a different perspective. Humor, general culture and entertainment are all part of Le Grand Concours.

Adapted from the UK Celador format “Brainiest” dedicated to children.

The French show expanded the format from kids to celebrities. Several themes have been used over the years, the main one being around TV hosts with “Le Grand Concours des Animateurs”. Lately, a second recurring major theme arose with Stand up comedians.

  • Host: Carole Rousseau (2002-2018) / Laurence Boccolini (2018-2020) / Alessandra Sublet (2021)
  • Years of production: 2002 – 2021 (currently on air on TF1)

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