TWELVE SHOTS OF NOON – The adventure continues for Caroline in 12 strokes of noon. The young champion celebrated her tenth participation this week as the mysterious star is revealed.

[Mis à jour le 29 juillet 2020 à 12h46] Superb master stroke for Caroline this Wednesday. The 25-year-old Rouen managed to give five correct answers in a row to win the 20,000 € that was promised to her. Sharing the sum with a viewer, she adds € 10,000 to her pot, which therefore reaches the sum of € 42,100. Five additional boxes have been revealed on the Mysterious Star which reveals the following clues: Japanese house decor, a tea set, a porcelain vase, a bird of prey (eagle or hawk maybe?) and what looks like flamenco dancer’s petticoats. Facing the midday star, Caroline proposed the name of the author Amélie Nothomb but without success. Previously, were proposed Julien Doré, Yoko Ono, Patricia Kaas, Pascal Gentil, Denis Brogniart, Lucy Liu, Barbara, Hayao Miyazaki, Bear Grylls, David Douillet, Gérard Depardieu, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Alain Delon, Alizée, Mireille Mathieu , Cyril Féraud, Cyril Hanouna, Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Fauve Hautot, Teddy Riner and Shinzo Abe.

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The previous mysterious star was discovered on June 27, 2020 by Antonin. The many clues indicated that Baptiste Giabiconi had to be found in this riddle. At the same time, he won the jackpot of € 32,385. We explain why:

  • A helicopter because it worked for EuroCopter
  • The cat: it’s Karl Lagerfeld’s, he was very close to
  • The Corsican donkey because it is Corsican
  • The kitchen bell because he studied restoration
  • The record because he is a singer
  • The mirror ball for Dance with the stars
  • Vine leaves for Stars in the nude
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Eric was present every day in the 12 noon shots of Jean-Luc Reichmann since November 21, 2019. This Friday, June 19, the Breton champion whom the host liked to call “Fantastérix” ended up being eliminated from the daily game. So he bows after 199 participations and total gains of 921 316€, which made him the greatest midday master of all time. He’s also the second-biggest winner in a game show of all time (the record is still held by Marie, who won a million euros in 2004 in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire). Eric’s career has been particularly followed in recent months because he has finally succeeded in making forget the previous records of participations and gains of Christian Quesada, fallen champion of the game. Eric also ends his race in 12 strokes of noon with 62 master strokes and 7 mysterious stars discovered.

In an interview with, Eric did not hide his disappointment at failing at the foot of the symbolic bar of 200 participations. “There is a small hint of disappointment, I won’t hide it from you. But ultimately it’s more of a symbolic goal than anything else. The main thing for me is to have taken the first place. We will see, maybe one day someone will manage to exceed 200 participations and to exceed me. “He also explains to us that he intends to use his earnings to enlarge his house or to buy a bigger one to live with his. wife and his two daughters in a larger venue. In this interview, he goes into detail about his career, his doubts, the tension he felt regarding the records he set but also the media pressure that “he hopes to see a decrease in the coming weeks. To read our interview with Eric in full, click on the file below.

The day of its 199e participation, Eric made two errors in a row during the blow-by-blow. He therefore lost control of his destiny and had to challenge one of his opponents to a duel, hoping he was wrong to stay in the game. Here is the question asked of Colas: What object has the same name as an insect? A feather duster, a broom, a sponge or a mop? Colas replied that it was a mop. And indeed, it is an insect which has the particularity of cutting the roots of plants. Faced with a good response from Colas, Eric was therefore eliminated after 199 participations. He will therefore never have the opportunity to set a record above the 200 participations mark, as was certainly his wish. In addition to six months of participation, Eric is however the greatest master of the 12 strokes of noon and it will be necessary to work hard to replace him!

In the show, Eric reacted with philosophy to his surprise elimination of the 12 strokes of noon: “Nothing is ever acquired” he said before wishing the best to Colas, his replacement. “I hope Colas will go very far, I think it has the potential to go very far”. He also praised the show’s teams who “are really great. We are very well received”. Addressed to Jean-Luc Reichmann, the host who accompanied him during these long months, he explained that the 12 strokes of noon will remain “a unique moment in my life”.

On the set of 12 noon shots on the day of the elimination of the greatest master of the show, Jean-Luc Reichmann said all the good he thought of Eric. “You are a beautiful person and you have always been as fair as possible. You have remained upright. Continue to uphold your family and work values.” Compliments he repeated on his official Twitter account: “Eric, you lost today but you can be proud of yourself. After 199 shows, you are now the man to beat.”

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The classification of the 12 blows of noon was turned upside down by the participation of Eric. Arrived in the game of Jean-Luc Reichmann on November 21, 2019, the Breton master left it on June 19, 2020 after 199 participations and a total of € 921,316 in earnings. He beats Christian Quesada, who had long remained the all-round champion of the game with 193 participations and € 809,392 in earnings. Following her comes Paul with € 691,522 and 153 participations, then Véronique with exactly 100 participations and € 447,226 in earnings. Then come Timothée with 83 participations and 353,348 € and Benoît with 82 participations and 397,946 € in all.

Christian Quesada, the greatest master of the 12 noon strokes, was sentenced to three years in prison for “possession and dissemination of child pornography” and “corruption of a minor”. Placed in pre-trial detention for a year, the former candidate of the 12 blows of noon had admitted the facts with which he is accused but had refuted any physical contact and any sexual assault of the victims. As a reminder, Christian Quesada is the holder of the record for participations (193 straight wins) and winnings (809 392 €) in the history of the show. He participated from July 4, 2016 to January 14, 2017.

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Nicknamed Zette, the voice-over of the game Les 12 coups de midi is played by Isabelle Benhadj. Arrived six months after the launch of 12 coups de midi in 2010, she had met Jean-Luc Reichmann in 1987 on Fun Radio where she was host. Her voice is also present in other television programs such as Secrets d’Histoire on France 2.

Like the game of France 2 Everyone wants to take its place presented by Nagui at the same time at TNT program, The 12 strokes of noon asks candidates to answer general knowledge questions. For his part, Jean-Luc Reichmann tries to learn more about the lives of the participants and injects dynamism into the show.

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