Loft Story (France)

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This article is about the France version of Loft Story. For the Quebec French version of Loft Story, see Loft Story (Quebec).
The famous eye logo of Loft Story.

Loft Story is a French reality show started in 2001 on the M6 channel.

Description[edit]

Loft Story is a slightly re-tooled version of the Dutch-created Big Brother, toned down slightly for the French market by production company Endemol. The initial French Loft Story inspired the creation of a similar show of the same name in Quebec. The famous eye logo is used by both Loft Story versions. It evokes the voyeuristic eye of the television viewer as she or he watches the Lofteurs live in front of the cameras. Some of them get gradually voted off the show by viewers on their phones and the last couple win a house. It caused great controversy in France and the house was attacked by protesters.[1]

Series 1[edit]

Start Date: 26 April 2001
End Date: 5 July 2001
The prize: 3,000,000-franc₣ worth house (450,000)

LOFT STORY
First series (2001)

Nominations Table[edit]

Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 10 Total
nominations
/points
Females Males
Christophe Not
eligible
Kenza,
Laure
Not
eligible
4-Julie,
3-Kimy,
2-Laure,
1-Loana
Not
eligible
No
nominations
No
nominations
Male Winner
(Day 71)
26
Loana Steevy,
Aziz
Not
eligible
5-Jean-Édouard,
4-Christophe,
3-Fabrice,
2-Philippe,
1-Steevy
Not
eligible
4-Jean-Édouard,
3-Christophe,
2-Philippe,
1-Fabrice
No
nominations
No
nominations
Female Winner
(Day 71)
10
Jean-Édouard Not
eligible
Kenza,
Laure
Not
eligible
4-Laure,
3-Kimy,
2-Loana,
1-Julie
Not
eligible
No
nominations
No
nominations
Male Runner-Up
(Day 71)
26
Laure Aziz,
Jean-Édouard
Not
eligible
5-Philippe,
4-Christophe,
3-Jean-Édouard,
2-Fabrice,
1-Steevy
Not
eligible
4-Fabrice,
3-Jean-Édouard,
2-Philippe,
1-Christophe
No
nominations
No
nominations
Female Runner-Up
(Day 71)
14
Fabrice Not
eligible
Kenza,
Laure
Not
eligible
4-Kimy,
3-Loana,
2-Laure,
1-Julie
Not
eligible
No
nominations
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 57)
16
Kimy Exempt Not
eligible
5-Christophe,
4-Jean-Édouard,
3-Philippe,
2-Fabrice,
1-Steevy
Not
eligible
4-Christophe,
3-Philippe,
2-Fabrice,
1-Jean-Édouard
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 50)
12
Philippe Not
eligible
Kenza,
Laure
Not
eligible
4-Julie,
3-Loana,
2-Laure,
1-Kimy
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 43)
21
Julie Aziz,
Jean-Édouard
Not
eligible
5-Christophe,
4-Philippe,
3-Jean-Édouard,
2-Fabrice,
1-Steevy
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 36)
10
Steevy Not
eligible
Kimy,
Loana
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 29)
5
Kenza Aziz,
Jean-Édouard
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 22)
4
Aziz Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 15)
4
Delphine Walked
(Day 11)
0
David Walked
(Day 6)
0
Notes none none 1 none
Walked David,
Delphine
none
Against Public Vote Aziz,
Jean-Édouard
Kenza,
Laure
Fabrice,
Steevy
Julia,
Laure,
Loana
Fabrice,
Philippe
Kimy,
Laure,
Loana
Christophe,
Fabrice,
Jean-Édouard
Laure,
Loana
Christophe,
Jean-Édouard
Evicted Aziz
49.6%
to save
Kenza
46%
to save
Steevy
47%
to save
Julie
28.4%
to save
Philippe
49.5%
to save
Kimy
18%
to save
Fabrice
28%
to save
Laure
34%
to win
Jean-Édouard
43%
to win
Loana
66%
to win
Christophe
57%
to win

The contestants released a music single under the name 'Les Lofteurs'; 'Up and Down' reached number one in the French charts.

Notes:
^Note 1 : From now on they will award each Lofteur points, their favourite will receive maximum points and their least favourite will receive 1 point. The 2 or more with the least number of points will be up for nomination.

Series 2[edit]

LOFT STORY 2
Second series (2002)

Start Date: 11 April 2002
End Date: 4 July 2002
Prize: €250,000 + €250,000

Nominations Table[edit]

Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 12
Final
Total
votes
Females Males
Thomas 6-Karine,
5-Julia,
4-Sandra,
3-Angela,
2-Lesly,
1-Lauryne
Not
eligible
5-Karine,
4-Sandra,
3-Lauryne,
2-Angela,
1-Lesly
Not
eligible
4-Karine,
3-Lauryne,
2-Sandra,
1-Angela
Not
eligible
3-Karine,
2-Angela,
1-Sandra
Not
eligible
Male Winner
(Day 85)
40
Karine Not
eligible
6-Thomas,
5-Félicien,
4-David,
3-William
2-Romain,
1-Kamel
Not
eligible
5-Thomas,
4-Félicien,
3-Romain,
2-David,
1-Kamel
Not
eligible
4-Thomas,
3-Romain,
2-Kamel,
1-David
Not
eligible
3-Thomas,
2-Kamel,
1-David
Female Winner
(Day 85)
61
David 6-Angela,
5-Karine,
4-Sandra,
3-Lesly,
2-Julia,
1-Lauryne
Not
eligible
5-Angela,
4-Lesly,
3-Sandra,
2-Karine,
1-Lauryne
Not
eligible
4-Angela,
3-Sandra,
2-Karine,
1-Lauryne
Not
eligible
3-Angela,
2-Sandra,
1-Karine
Not
eligible
Male Runner-up
(Day 85)
49
Angela Not
eligible
6-David,
5-Kamel,
4-Félicien,
3-Romain
2-Thomas,
1-William
Not
eligible
5-David,
4-Kamel,
3-Thomas,
2-Félicien,
1-Romain
Not
eligible
4-David,
3-Kamel,
2-Thomas,
1-Romain
Not
eligible
3-David,
2-Kamel,
1-Thomas
Female Runner-up
(Day 85)
58
Kamel 6-Lesly,
5-Sandra,
4-Angela,
3-Lauryne,
2-Karine,
1-Julia
Not
eligible
5-Lesly,
4-Angela,
3-Sandra,
2-Lauryne,
1-Karine
Not
eligible
4-Angela,
3-Sandra,
2-Lauryne,
1-Karine
Not
eligible
3-Angela,
2-Sandra,
1-Karine
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 71)
48
Sandra Not
eligible
6-David,
5-Kamel,
4-Romain,
3-Félicien
2-William,
1-Thomas
Not
eligible
5-Kamel,
4-David,
3-Thomas,
2-Romain,
1-Félicien
Not
eligible
4-Kamel,
3-David,
2-Thomas,
1-Romain
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 64)
52
Romain 6-Lauryne,
5-Lesly,
4-Karine,
3-Sandra,
2-Angela,
1-Julia
Not
eligible
5-Karine,
4-Lauryne,
3-Sandra,
2-Angela,
1-Lesly
Not
eligible
4-Karine,
3-Lauryne,
2-Angela,
1-Sandra
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 57)
32
Lauryne Not
eligible
6-Kamel,
5-David,
4-Romain,
3-Félicien,
2-Thomas,
1-William
Not
eligible
5-Félicien,
4-Thomas,
3-Romain,
2-Kamel,
1-David
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 50)
37
Félicien 6-Angela,
5-Karine,
4-Julia,
3-Lesly,
2-Sandra,
1-Lauryne
Not
eligible
5-Karine,
4-Lauryne,
3-Sandra,
2-Angela,
1-Lesly
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 43)
30
Lesly Not
eligible
6-Kamel,
5-Romain,
4-David,
3-Félicien,
2-Thomas,
1-William
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 36)
32
William 6-Julia,
5-Karine,
4-Sandra,
3-Angela,
2-Lauryne,
1-Lesly
Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 29)
8
Julia Not
eligible
Evicted
(Day 22)
19
Marlene Walked
(Day 7)
0
Against Public Vote Julia,
Lauryne
Thomas,
William
Angela,
Lesly
David,
Kamel,
Félicien,
Romain
Angela,
Karine,
Lauryne,
Sandra
Romain,
Thomas
Karine,
Sandra
David,
Kamel,
Thomas
Angela,
Karine
David,
Thomas
Walked Marlene none
Evicted Julia
42%
to save
William
47%
to save
Lesly
30%
to save
Félicien
24%
to save
Lauryne
21%
to save
Romain
42%
to save
Sandra
Fewest votes
to save
Kamel
Fewest votes
to save
Angela
49.58%
to win
David
48.71%
to win
Karine
50.42%
to win
Thomas
51.29%
to win

Criticism[edit]

Loft Story became a craze when it was screened, but as it went on, it became extremely criticized, mocked and belittled by the media: the premise of ordinary young people being filmed most of the time in a cozy loft (and letting themselves out, they got a reputation of being stupid), being voted off by people on phones and getting to win money at the end, got it called high-rate "garbage tv".

Loft Story is considered to be the precursor of reality shows in France where the contestants get voted off by viewers.

Like other Big Brother-style programs, the show's sexual content was criticized as several contestants were seen having intercourse on camera.

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