Not a first. If TPMP regularly makes the headlines, it is both because of the sometimes controversial remarks of its guests or columnists, but also because of some of their behavior.
Indeed, this Wednesday, September 27, while Cyril Hanouna, master of ceremonies of "Touche pas à mon poste", had just demanded more dance in his show, a scene shocked viewers but also participants of the show.
#TPMP Scandal in TPMP! Alex Goude puts a hand on the buttocks to Valérie Bénaïm in the middle of the show: "Tu es taré"#hanouna pic.twitter.com/PVUSh96OtR
— oumse-dia (@oumsedia69) September 27, 2023
Responding to the wish of the star host of C8, who had just let go "It does not dance! I want it to dance (...) I'm going to create duets. Be aware that the management is not at all aware of (...) I'm going to create mixed duets and not mixed duets", Valérie Bénaïm and Alex Goude entered the scene. The two columnists chaining dance steps to a disco song.
"You're a fool!"
But as the new recruit of TPMP and the historical columnist of the show began to dance closer together, Alex Goude then put a hand to the buttocks of Valérie Bénaïm. "You're a crazy!" immediately said Cyril Hanouna to her columnist, before asking her colleague if she was okay: "Everything is fine!" she assured with a laugh. And to add: "I did not know that he was going to put his hand in my c**, but in all friendship there is no problem! ".
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Still, on social networks, the scene obviously shocked, some denouncing a sexual assault broadcast live. Faced with the controversy, Cyril Hanouna returned to the incident, by calling out Alex Goude: "You have gone crazy my friend, you have a cable! ", he launched him, before returning to Valérie Bénaïm and taking news of her: "Yes it's okay! I was surprised, he apologized, he said he had to do humor, it was a bit far but here it is... »
As for the columnist, he then made his mea culpa live: "I apologize. We know that there is no sexual tension between Valerie and me, because we are not on the same side. If it shocked, I apologize. That was not the point. The goal was to have fun and since we have to be careful about what we have to do today, I pay attention."
I see all your comments. Thank you for your support. Alex's gesture was inappropriate. That has been explained. Of which note . Thank you @Cyrilhanouna, my friend, for reacting immediately. The case is closed.
— Valerie Benaim (@BenaimValerie) September 27, 2023
After the show, and while the controversy was not extinguished on social networks, Valérie Benaïm wanted to close the ban on X (formerly Twitter): "The case is closed," she said, repeating that she had explained herself with Alex Goude and welcoming the attitude of Cyril Hanouna.