A voluntary departure, without regret Grand Journal. "This is the right time to stop (…) I had my account." In an interview candide1 in Paris, Michel Denisot2 unveils his departure from the iconic talk show he hosted Canal + since 2004. "It was better to stop because my desire was beginning to wane," said the host immediately. Canal + has not pushed out. Quite the contrary. The encrypted string proposed him to make a last and tenth season. "This is my personal decision and not that of Canal," he reiterated on RTL on Friday morning.
"The idea has matured since January," said Michel Denisot. Appointed director of the French version of Vanity Fair, the first issue is expected in late June, the presenter realized he could not juggle his TV and press activity. "For nine years, I'm on a treadmill that does not stop. I do 14-hour days, "he recalls. "I'll run [Vanity Fair] but also write a bit, it takes time. Start a new adventure in a prestigious title at age 68, it's a huge kick bowl, "said Michel Denisot, which does not preclude returning to the world of football. "I have contacts with several leaders of the club, I can have a consulting business," considering the former president of PSG.
No pressure of the ratings
The incident cannois3 when an individual shot of shots on the set of the show, causing it to discharge live, also played. "There were small signs, I wanted to stop when a madman decided to shoot, it struck me," he admits.
However, Michel Denisot refutes such as Canal + that the decline of hearing the issue4 was the catalyst for his departure. "The season was the third best audience of the program and even the case since the creation of Canal +," defends the presenter no teletrack payday loan. For him, if the 2012-2013 season was below the previous is that presidential years energize particular audience. Very proud of the team of the Grand Journal, Michel Denisot sent them an e-mail Thursday, the content was released by Ozap5. "After 9 years outstanding on your side I decided to stop on June 28 These are the nine most beautiful years of my professional life and you have all contributed, I thank you from my heart, "wrote the TV man. "Le Grand Journal is the most successful in the history of Canal + in terms of audience, images and revelations of many talents. We did this together and we will never forget. We'll finish off this word that suits you so well, "he says.
Hearings this slice clear the encrypted string are stalled for a year with a decline of more than 10%, hovering around 1.6 million viewers against 1.7 million in 2011-2012, but better than the 1.5 million in 2009-2010.
If the host picks the Grand Journal, confirms that it does not leave much to the antenna of the encrypted string. It will continue to provide exceptional events such as Caesars and the ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival. Michel Denisot has already met with the leadership of Canal + 6potentiel his successor. "I notice," he says without revealing which one. Among the names mentioned in-house earlier this week, Maïtena Biraben that this "Supplement" on the weekend, seems to hold the rope. Another track envisaged that Ali Baddou Yann Barthes or Antoine de Caunes. But he denied Thursday night disponible7 be.