After a long period of secrecy, with a staggered presentation of its contestants on their social networks and a change of day in the broadcast of MasterChef that raised some questions, RTVE has confirmed this Friday that its great reality television bet, El Conquistador, will premiere on Monday with a double broadcast, following the model of the last edition of the cooking talent.
El Conquistador, the most extreme adventure contest, produced by RTVE in collaboration with Hostoil (The Mediapro Studio), is a show with the wild nature of the Caribbean as a setting, which comes to national public television backed by 19 consecutive successful seasons. in the Basque Country, where it is a true social phenomenon with enormous repercussions among young people.
Raquel Sánchez Silva and Julian Iantzi are the presenters of the program and lead an expedition of 33 adventurers led by athletes Joana Pastrana, Patxi Salinas and Cesc Escolà. The creators of this unique format are Patxi Alonso, who also serves as executive producer, and Joxan Goñi, director.
El Conquistador tests the physical and mental strength of the contestants. Divided into three teams, Atabey (girls), Yocachu (boys) and Corocote (mixed), the participants will have to mix cunning, desire to improve and sportsmanship to face challenges as arduous as they are original, if they want to win the 100,000 euros prize. . All of this in the midst of wild nature and extreme weather, where the absence of food and lack of sleep are a challenge for coexistence.
A team of 250 people has recorded the program in the wild landscapes of the Haitises National Park (Dominican Republic). A paradisiacal setting framed in the Bay of Samaná, where there are beaches, keys, mangroves, mountains and caves with surprising fauna and flora. In such a scenario, the program team has strictly complied with exhaustive regulations so that respect for the natural environment was exquisite.
The 33 contestants who came from different parts of Spain have very varied occupations and hobbies. In El Conquistador their true personalities, their dreams and their frustrations will emerge.
Among the athletes, Mireia Cabañes stands out, a Valencian surfer who lost a leg as a child. She has reached the top of her discipline and achieved the title of Spanish champion and world runner-up in parasurfing in 2022. David Seco is another of the sports experts who has been crowned Spanish cyclocross champion on several occasions. Seco is also a veteran in this contest, of which he was the winner in the eighth season and where he also served as captain in five editions.
In addition to athletes, there are students, civil servants, hospitality professionals, personal trainers, a dancer, a model, a soldier, a butcher, a sweeper and even a nomadic baker, among others. The program has not forgotten the influencer world either, represented by Carmen Estéfano (Trimadre) or the brothers Pao and Mario Ramírez (Keroseno and Finito).
The first national edition of El Conquistador incorporates a weekly debate program that will analyze what happened in the previous broadcast of the contest.
It will be a live debate held from the RTVE studios in Sant Cugat and presented by Paula Vázquez, who has returned to La 1 this summer with The Bridge of Lies, and Marc Calderó, co-presenter of Speaking clearly throughout last season.
They will be in charge of these programs that will offer extra content to the followers of El Conquistador and will analyze what happened in the contest, with the participation of its protagonists.