Kjell Strand (55) was crushed in an ax competition against Robert Michael Scott (54) at Farmen last week. The adventure was still not over for the rogalendingen, who went into Torpet with a somewhat weak motivation.
The small house square Damstua, can only accommodate three participants. Therefore, Strand had to go into battle against one of the others.
Strand wanted a physical and fair match, and therefore chose to meet Nils Kvalvik (40) in sawing.
Although Kvalvik felt like an underdog, in the end he ran away with the victory. Thus, 1921 life was opposite Strand, which had to leave Torpet.
See what Kjell Strand thinks about the exit in the video at the top of the case.
When TV 2 calls the 55-year-old, shortly after he left Torpet, he has already climbed the mountain with a fishing rod.
That he had to leave Torpet he takes with crushing calm.
– It was not so incredibly important for me to be at Torpet. When I finished on the farm, I was actually done. So it was ok to go, he explains.
When Strand was about to take on his third stick during the competition, he understood that the battle was lost for one simple reason.
– I froze so crazy on the third stick. But to be honest – Nils and I had a good match. It was a very nice acquaintance, he says.
In retrospect, he is grateful for one special thing after the Torpet stay.
– I got a physical match, something I did not get on the farm. So I take that with me, he says.
In the sawmill competition, Strand kept up well with the pace, but as he stiffened towards the end, it quickly became clear that Kvalvik ran away with the victory. Strand gave his all, but still feels there is one thing he could have done differently.
– If I were to do something different, I would probably choose another competition. I considered the knife and the nail, but I took him at his word – we both wanted a physical match, he says.
When Strand left the Farm, he was very skeptical about entering Torpet, but eventually chose to give the small homestead a chance.
What met him, however, did not contribute to the fading of skepticism.
– I think the atmosphere was very relaxed, to say the least. They just sat smoking pipes and playing games, he says.
Before Strand came in, director and photographer Mohammed Sarmadawy (27), teacher Daniel Godø (28) and Kvalvik agreed to play a character other than himself. It gave Strand high shoulders.
– I was very vigilant, because I heard that they were trying to fool me. I had pretty high shoulders. The first thing I heard from Nils when I came in the door was that it was the new ones who were going to clean the house. It was not quite like that, he chuckles, and continues:
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– They envisioned being on a holiday camp. They had done a little, but I was so paranoid that I wondered if what they had done was done by the production, he admits.
– What do you think about them trying to trick you?
– It was all right. I was so alert that I took everything with a pinch of salt. I did my thing – went out, started washing up, and the next day I was cleaning the carpenter’s shop. So I did my stuff, while they got them sitting inside playing games.
As Strand leaves Torpet, Sarmadawy, Godø and Kvalvik will run Damstua, until another new Farmen participant enters the farm. Strand thinks one of them has a good chance of fighting his way into the farm.
– It may well be that Nils does it. It had been tough. But it is asked who comes from the farm, you do not know.
– Do you regret the participation?
– No, I do not – but I could have been without it. I had a bite of a big feature film that I gave on the boat for the Farm. At the same time, I had three good weeks here, he says.
Now he hopes that he has managed to make himself so visible that both TV 2 and the production company that makes Farmen, Strix, will use him in the future.
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