Squid Game: The Challenge star Jordan Levoux has taken to TikTok to share the surprising behind-the-scenes secrets from the show, revealing just how difficult they were.
The 29-year-old Aussie model has shared several videos about his time on the show, but the insight into the Red Light/Green Light game is very interesting.
In the game, contestants try to advance to the finish line while the light is green, but when it turns red, they have to hold their position. If they are caught moving, they will be eliminated from the show.
In the original Squid Game show, contestants had to hold their positions for a few moments before continuing the game.
"Red Light/Green Light was by far the hardest challenge we had to do for the entire series because each time the music stopped we had to hold our position for 30 to 40 minutes," Jordan shared.
Because the producers had no idea who the winner would be, they needed to film every contestant in the game, so the time spent holding their positions increased from the five to ten-minute timeframe they were initially told about.
"This made the game go for eleven hours. That is an insane amount of time to be standing around doing not much. It was so cold, the middle of England during winter," he said. "This resulted in people having seizures and dropping. It was a crazy experience."
However, Jordan said he wasn't shocked by these harsh conditions because the prize is a huge $4.56 million (AU$6.88m), the largest cash prize ever to be given away on a reality show.
"Now, people are getting upset about these conditions, but I just wanna say – what did you expect? I felt like this added an element of difficulty to the challenge that I found really cool and interesting and a bit of a physical challenge for me to overcome," he added.
"I'm not sure how everyone feels about this, but personally I liked it. I'm not sure what everyone was expecting, did they think they were just going to hand over $4.5 million? No! We were definitely going to have to be put through our paces for it."
Jordan added that he finished the game with "a decent amount of time left in the challenge", meaning he safely made it through to the next round.
However, the one thing he didn't exactly love was that because filming went on for so long, they didn't get dinner.
"I went into the next day really hungry, but I signed up for this. I knew what I was getting myself into," the reality star said.
TikTok users were left shocked by Jordan's revelation, with one user writing, "30 minutes!?!? Had no idea. No wonder people were lying down."
"I know understand why people were sliding and laying down," another said.
"I now understand why that one girl that squatted sat down," a third added.
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