INTERVIEW Théo Curin in Beijing Express: what he “dealed” with the production before his participation

On July 6, Théo Curin will be in the cast of Beijing Express, shock duos on M6. A new bet for the famous swimmer, amputee of four limbs, who intends to prove that he can do everything despite his handicap. He still made a request to the production before embarking on the adventure.

Théo Curin does not stop! At 22, the one who was vice-world champion in disabled swimming takes on all the challenges. In addition to a very fine sporting career, the young man is a model but also an actor. The interpreter of the character of Hugo in season 8 of More beautiful life recently gave the reply to Alessandra Sublet in Handigang on TF1. A fine run for the athlete who was four limbs amputated at the age of 6 after contracting meningitis. This handicap, Théo Curin has however made a strength of it and for several years, he has been carrying out projects, all different from each other. On July 6, it will even be in the next season Beijing Express. Baptized “shock duos“, this new edition of the M6 ​​game gathered celebrities in order to make them travel around Sri Lanka and take part in the race for the benefit of charities.

Théo Curin made a small request to the production of Beijing Express

Comedian Inès Reg and his sister AnaisValérie Trierweiler and her best friend Karine, Rachel Legrain-Trapani and her companion Valentin Léonard, the influencer Just Riadh and his best friend Abdallah, Xavier Domergue, the voice of the Blues on M6, and the journalist Yoann Riou, and Théo Curin and his agent Anne have agreed to go on an adventure. “I want to show that despite my handicap, I can have fun and be a real competitor“, confided the famous swimmer to M6. Another major challenge for Théo Curin who did not hesitate for a single second to participate in Beijing Express. “I found it crazybecause I have been watching Beijing Express for years with my family and it’s rare to see atypical profiles like mine. I chose to do it with Anne Bayard, my manager for ten years, and our duo worked really well.“, he revealed to us in the new issue of Here.

If he assured thathe had raced under the same conditions as the other candidates of Beijing Express, shock duosThéo Curin nevertheless made a production request. “The only thing we dealt, is that I’m not wearing my second pair of prostheses – those to go in the water – in my backpack so as not to disadvantage me, he explained. I admit it, it was harder than I had imagined. Between the stress of the competition, the 40°C and the interviews in the evening after the race, the days are long… But it’s still a game, it’s less scary than the sporting challenges that I set myself !“Theo Curin, however, gave 100%.

The full interview with Théo Curin can be found in the new issue of Here on newsstands this Friday, July 1, 2022.