The four political figures agreed to play the game of questions from the M6 host.
Just season 18 of “Love is in the meadow” finished, Karine Le Marchand moved on to something else. Indeed, in a message published on her Instagram account, the M6 host has just announced the return of“An intimate ambition” . Two years after the last burst of broadcasts, the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin the president of the National Rally Jordan Bardella the national secretary of the Communist Party Fabien Roussel and the deputy EELV Sandrine Rousseau agreed to confide in her.
“Four political figures, about whom we are talking more and more in recent years, and who embody a possible succession to the highest functions of the State. Who are they really? What are their backgrounds, their true personality, and their inner ambition? Thank you to them for trusting me, you will discover their portraits in a few months. For the moment: we’re working!”wrote the presenter.
Launched on October 9, 2016, six months before the presidential election, “An Intimate Ambition” had experienced an encouraging start. The confessions of Nicolas Sarkozy, Bruno Le Maire, Arnaud Montebourg and Marine Le Pen attracted 3.1 million viewers, or 13.6% audience share. For the second issue of the show, Karine Le Marchand profiled Alain Juppé, François Fillon, François Bayrou and Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
At the time, the concept created some stir in the political sphere. Roselyne Bachelot, then Minister of Solidarity and Social Cohesion, considered that the program had not “no interest in political debate”. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs, declared: “We make fun of American politics but we want to copy it”.
In 2018 and 2019, Karine Le Marchand abandoned politics in favor of actors: Franck Dubosc, Gad Elmaleh, Michèle Bernier and Michèle Laroque. But it was not a success and the show only returned in 2021. This time, the host only received female politicians: Marine Le Pen, Rachida Dati, Valérie Pécresse, Marlène Schiappa and Anne Hidalgo. And the show brought together 2.2 million people, or 10.2% of PDA.