The imitator of the "Guignols de l'info" was the guest of the show "TPMP People", this Saturday, May 27, on C8. The opportunity for him to look back on his career but also on the debts contracted during his life. Passionate about antiques, the 77-year-old decided to invest his first fees in real estate.
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"With 300,000francs, I found a small mansion in Picardy," he explained. Then followed, over the years, five other castles. The comedian injected all his money into the restoration and maintenance of his homes... but without paying taxes. "All the money went to the castles. And suddenly, the taxes were absorbed by the historical monuments, by the work I did. "
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He then explained his money management and debts. "I made a good living anyway with what I did [...] But I didn't have a penny aside. Besides, I was wrong because I could still have put 500balls aside to have at least some money when I have problems. "
"I have to sell this one"
Bernard Montiel sought to better understand his remarks. Of these six castles, only three are still his. "And I still have debts because I sold everything at a low price, because of Covid among other things." The comedian explained that the bank was putting so much pressure on him that his assets were auctioned. "I had to find the money in 24 hours."
"It's not huge sums but I was selling everything at a discount so at one point I was missing money. For me to succeed, I have to sell this one," he admitted, showing one of his last castles whose photo is projected on the set. He has three left in total. The presenter noted that he was pursuing his career in song and on stage but he quickly cut himself. "I suddenly stopped TV, entertainment because of Covid and Canal," he concluded.