The journalist leaves the Canal+ sports department to succeed Nikos Aliagas and ensure the presentation of the magazine for the 2023 World Cup scheduled for France.
Off-season transfers, Isabelle Ithurburu knows it by heart. The journalist from the sports editorial staff of Canal + has often had the opportunity to announce the new clubs of the players of the Top 14 or the XV of France. This time, however, it is she who finds herself at the center of the news. The presenter of the Canal Rugby Club will change jerseys.
This Tuesday, the TF1 group announces its next arrival from the start of the next school year at the presentation of “50 Minutes Inside”. Isabelle Ithurburu will present and lead the major interviews of the magazine 50 Minutes Inside, offered every Saturday from 5:50 p.m. “, specifies the press release.
The host thus succeeds Nikos Aliagas, who announced his departure to everyone’s surprise on April 25. “ You have to know how to p the hand “, he explained. We knew that the One was looking for a woman to succeed him. The names of Hélène Mannarino, Karine Ferri and Karima Charni had circulated. Just like that of Ophélie Meunier. “ Thanks to his experience at the head of the magazines Le Tube and Bonsoir! on Canal +, notes today Ara Aprikian, deputy general manager of TF1. I am convinced that she will be able to bring her touch and her qualities as an interviewer to our emblematic magazine 50 Minutes Inside and will quickly become a familiar face and much appreciated by TF1 viewers. »
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Still, the next functions of this business school graduate, elected Miss Pau in 2001, will not be limited to this entertainment program. The oval ball remains at hand since on the occasion of the World Cup which will take place in the fall in France (September 8-October 28), Isabelle Ithurburu will also take the head of the Rugby World Cup magazine. “ We will broadcast the test matches of the XV of France from August, explains Ara Aprikian, before broadcasting the most beautiful posters of the World Cup. In 2024 and 2025, we will broadcast the autumn tour of the XV of France. Also, we want to build a team that is sustainable, as we have done for major football competitions. In this exercise, Isabelle Ithurburu will succeed Denis Brogniart who combined the roles of presenter of evenings on set during major football and rugby meetings.