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"I am no longer in his life and he is no longer in mine": why Omar Sy and Fred Testot no longer speak to each other


An inseparable and inseparable duo between 1997 and 2012, Omar and Fred had been revealed in the "After-sales service for emissions", a cult humorous pellet from Canal +. Since then, the two ex-accomplices have taken different paths.

Their meeting dates back to 1997 on Radio Nova.

Under the impetus of Jamel Debbouze,

Omar Sy


Fred Testot

started out on television on Canal+ where they multiplied their appearances until 2003.

"People don't know it, but for two years we had left the antenna because we had been weighed down by Canal+.

They no longer knew what to do with us.

The management had changed”

, confided Omar Sy in the web program “Oui Hustle” broadcast on YouTube.

On stage, their show was not working.

“There was no one in the room.

Financially, it was



or even

"less than zero"

he recalls.

Among the concepts developed, Omar and Fred had then proposed that

of "after-sales service for emissions"

to the leaders of Canal+ who had accepted it and put it on "20h10 pétantes", Stéphane Bern's talk show in 2005. Michel Denisot had then recovered in "Le Grand journal" and made it a popular success.

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Thanks to this, Omar Sy and Fred Testot were then able to flourish on stage as in the cinema, together then separately.

“The “SAV” was our first real success with Fred, we found our balance and a way of working.

Between 1997 and 2005, we looked for each other a lot”

, underlines the native of Trappes.

After the end of the "after-sales service" in 2012, what about this friendship today?

“Nothing happens anymore, we don’t see each other anymore.

I am no longer in his life and he is no longer in mine

, ”revealed the one who has been living in the United States for 10 years.

“Time has eroded things.

We went from a time when we saw each other every day - because we worked together, it was my partner - to a year without seeing each other when I left for the USA.

The change of status of one and the other made the time wear us down a bit.

This distance got the better of us.

Today, we realize that it was the work that bound us because, when we stopped our collaboration, this friendship crumbled.


"It would be warm"

Omar Sy regrets making this observation but specifies keeping feelings of friendship, respect and even love for his former accomplice.

"We see each other about every five years"

, had quipped Fred Testot when he came in September 2017 in "Le Buzz TV".

“There is a colloquium of former duos from all over the world in Geneva, it's a very private thing.

More seriously, the actor did not envisage any new collaboration with Omar Sy.

“We stopped at the right time

, he told us in January 2020.

It was a great time but it's good to do other things afterwards.


It will not please me to collaborate together in a television fiction or a film, it would be heated.


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-01-13

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