Five years ago, Claire Chazal left the presentation of the TF1 news program. Le Point goes behind the scenes of this departure and reveals the nickname it was given behind the scenes.
Roselyne Bachelot is the new Minister of Culture, but behind the scenes, according to Challenges, Claire Chazal would have tried to argue his name to replace Franck Riester. In terms of culture, the former queen of news knows a lot about it. For five years, she embodies the cultural programs of France 5, especially Free entry become Passage of the arts. A great way to bounce back after being excluded from the news of TF1 Sunday September 13, 2015 after 24 years of presence every weekend on the air. The journalist has not yet crossed the 60 years mark, but she is sidelined, seven years after the departure of her former colleague, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. He presented the week’s newspapers to her, she to those of the weekend. Popular and glamorous journalism.
Between the two news stars, an idyll materialized by the arrival of their son François in 1995. Despite this child, his couple with PPDA does not survive, but they keep for each other an infinite tenderness, even if it sometimes costs him to be mocked or to have contemptuous nicknames. « A chaotic but so rewarding relationship ! He helped me, he taught me a lot. He was a model for me. Professionally, we were in total harmony. He was so easy … “, she remembered in August 2019 in the columns of Paris Match.
Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Claire Chazal, September 11, 2015 AGENCE / BESTIMAGE
PPDA and Mémé-DA
The fall of the professional couple began in 2007 at the turn of an interview with Nicolas Sarkozy, freshly elected, recalls this week Point which reveals at the same time the nickname which was given at the time to Claire Chazal ” in the hallways “ from TF1: “Mémé-DA”, because of her past idyll with PPDA, when she has just crossed the fifties.
That day, Nicolas Sarkozy would not have appreciated that Patrick Poivre d’Arvor compared him to a “little boy”. He was excluded from the news the following year, when Claire Chazal had managed to hang on eight more years to her front chair farewell to the news at 58, in 2015, in front of more than ten million viewers. The public plebiscite which is worth for it much more than the critics.
Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Claire Chazal, June 4, 2016 COADIC GUIREC / BESTIMAGE