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Léa Salamé draws a first assessment of "What an era!": "I don't have the feeling that Christophe Dechavanne is frustrated"


INTERVIEW – Mid-season, the journalist and presenter talks about her Saturday evening talk show launched on September 24 and which is already a great success.

On September 24, Léa Salamé launched “Quelle époque!”, the new talk show of the Saturday evening box, formerly occupied by Thierry Ardisson then Laurent Ruquier.

A successful bet.

They are more and more numerous to watch the program in which Christophe Dechavanne, Philippe Caverivière and Paul de Saint-Sernin also prevail.

The million mark is crossed almost every week (up to 1.2 million on November 12) with an audience share that can reach nearly 19%, as on October 19 when Nicolas Bedos and François Cluzet were notably invited.

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After a two-week break, “What an era!”

is back this Saturday evening on France 2. The opportunity for Léa Salamé to take stock with Le

Figaro / TV Magazine



- What is your assessment at mid-season?


- An encouraging result.

It was a big challenge for me.

I was very afraid of not succeeding, of not finding my style.

A lot of people in the business must have said to themselves that I was not an animator and that I wouldn't be able to do it and frankly, it was not won.

In the end, I'm really happy to see that people haven't fled and, on the contrary, more and more people are coming.

They are getting younger too.

Afterwards, there are still a thousand things to improve and change.

One thing is certain: I'm happy with my three guys, Christophe Dechavanne, Philippe Caverivière and Paul de Saint-Sernin.

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And on a personal level, how do you feel, alone at the helm of this box?

Extremely well.

I left the jacket of a political presenter and I never felt so free and myself, as I am in life.

I really feel like I unbuttoned the jacket, even took it off.

In "What a time!", I can question politicians about something more intimate, without thinking about the repercussions.

I stop hiding my doubts and weaknesses.

The Ardisson/Brama years are obviously a model.

I grew up with it, I was 20 years old and I never missed a number of “Everyone talks about it”.

Aren't you annoyed to see Christophe Dechavanne regularly cut you off?

He does it less.

Christophe has also freed himself.

During the first two or three broadcasts, we observed and gauged each other.

We looked for our respective place.

For the past few weeks, he has been totally himself.

He has an astonishing, reassuring role.

We discover it differently.

So far, I don't get the feeling he's frustrated.

He looks happy.

As for Philippe Caverivière, it's an explosion, a confirmation.

Everyone talks about him, it's a sick thing.

Paul de Saint-Sernin is the boy who will go up.

He is already a hit on social media.

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We continue to try to produce the best mix of genres on the guest lineup.

For 25 years and Thierry Ardisson, the Saturday evening box has been the place of free speech and impertinence on public service.

My only wish is that this tone remains the same this year.

That the show remains a place where things happen and are said that sometimes hurt your ears.

Source: lefigaro

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