Michel Drucker, the sad announcement

Michel Drucker, the sad announcement

Michel Drucker was to co-host the daily talk show “Quelles Jeux!” », broadcast by France TV during the Paris 2024 Olympics. He withdrew and will be replaced by Laurent Luyat.

Few months ago, France Televisions has unveiled its program for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Broadcaster of the event which will be held in the capital from July 26 to August 11, the public television group has notably focused on a daily talk show entitled “ What Games! », and had initially entrusted the presentation to Léa Salamé and Michel Drucker. A tandem which did not please everyone internally, as confirmed by the words of Matthieu Lartot who regretted that there was not at least one journalist from the sports department. But things have changed a little since then, because of Michel Drucker’s state of health. The latter forfeited.

If this withdrawal of the eighty-one-year-old man had already been confirmed, the name of his replacement remained to be known. In March, the Laurent Luyat option began to take on a certain substance and on Friday, The Team confirmed that the multifunctional presenter of the sports department of France Televisions had been chosen to form a tandem with Léa Salamé who was also omnipresent on the air. With this sad announcement for him, this in any case puts a definitive end to Michel Drucker’s hopes of presenting a program during the Olympics. But the octogenarian’s doctors had warned him and the host himself had also agreed that it was not very serious to embark on such a challenge.

Luyat omnipresent

Last January, the journalist declared in the columns of TV Magazine : « My cardiologists don’t want me to do this every day because I’ve come from a long way. I will be with Léa for the first two perhaps. It’s a talk show broadcast from July 26 to August 11 around 11 p.m., it’s considerable! I go to bed very early and I always have medication to take. » Obviously not very serious for the man who has had heart surgery twice, in 2020 and 2023, and who has now learned to take care of himself.

As for Laurent Luyat, his summer schedule will be very busy since he should, like every summer, be at the presentation of “ Cycling Club » during the three weeks of the Tour de France (June 29-July 21). Then he will continue with the Olympic Games with this co-hosting of a daily program broadcast in the second part of the evening which could be added, always depending on The Team, at the presentation of the box 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. A real minister’s schedule.

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