‘DESTINATION X’ WINS ROSE D’OR AWARD
Just weeks after winning two C21 International Format Awards for ‘Best Competition Reality Format’ and ‘Best Multi-Platform Format’, ‘Destination X’ did it again, this time with the prestigious Rose D’Or award in the category ‘Competition Reality’.
The larger-than-life adventure reality competition is on the road to worldwide success. Local versions were announced for the UK (BBC), the US (NBC), France (M6), Germany (Prosieben) and the Netherlands (RTL4), with more territories in the pipeline. In addition, in its home country Belgium ‘Destination X’ is in production for season two.
In ‘Destination X’, 10 contestants embark on the road trip of a lifetime. They board the innovative Destination X Bus, where nothing is what it seems. Not only do the windows on the bus have black-out blinds, reality is regularly tweaked to mislead the contestants as well as the viewers at home. Every bit of information always comes with a clue designed to help the contestants and viewers decide if they can trust what they see. They need to be on top of their game at all times because at the end of each episode, every contestant needs to mark where they think they are. The contestant who places their X furthest away from the actual location has to leave the game and, alas, loses their chance to win a cash prize. Only the last surviving participants get to search for the location of the host, who communicates with them using state-of-the-art drones and other smart technical devices, all from his secret command post somewhere in Europe.
Says Be-Entertainment MD Gepke Nederlof: “Amazing to see that the format is recognized for being truly original and innovative in the adventure reality genre. We can’t wait to see the first international adaptations hit the screen next year!”
‘Destination X’ was created and produced by Geronimo, the award-winning team behind ‘The Big Job Switch’ and ‘Doctor Davy’.