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Why Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat leave "Numbers and Letters" at the start of the school year


The two co-hosts of Laurent Romejko will not be part of the new formula of the historic game of France 3 which will now only be broadcast on weekends. Explanations.

Fifty years after its creation, "Numbers and letters" will take a new turn at the start of the school year on France 3, seeing its broadcast go from weekdays to weekends.

A decision by the management of France Télévisions which had particularly upset its artistic producer, Patrice Laffont.

"I am deeply disappointed with this decision, it's sad

," he told our colleagues from



“I even hesitated to slam the door and stop everything.

Besides, it would have been more coherent to put an end to it.

The game hosted by Laurent Romejko

will return in a new format on September 17 without its two co-hosts Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat, respectively specialists in numbers and letters.

"We did not agree and we regret it"

, simply explained Alexandra Redde-Amiel, head of entertainment and games at France Télévisions, to

Parisian / Today in France


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Bertrand Renard's story in "Numbers and Letters" is particularly original since he first appeared on the show in September 1974 as a candidate.

He was then 19 years old.

“Armand Jammot

(the creator of the game, editor's note)

spotted me because I had won twelve times in a row.

He called me back six months later because the "Mister calculations" in place

(Fabien Buhler, editor's note)

had left

, ”he said in “It starts today” in 2021 on France 2.

“ I

found out from the show that I'm not too bad at arithmetic and I also have a good memory.

But I hate mathematics, I don't know anything about it!


In March 1975, he took his place alongside the presenter at the time, Patrice Laffont.

As for Arielle Boulin-Prat, her arrival in the gaming team took place in February 1986, replacing Jo Frachon.

"I think I'm a special case, I answered an ad in the

Liberation newspaper,


she confided with amusement to Faustine Bollaert.

“Armand Jammot was looking for a woman who was interested in literature.


I passed a test and the following day, I started.

She, like Bertrand Renard, will be on the air until September 11 on France 3 before being replaced by two new people

whose identity is not yet known.

Source: lefigaro

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