The star host is leaving talk shows for the battle of 24/7 news.
A daily current affairs program on a 24-hour news channel: Laurent Ruquier took on a new challenge by joining BFMTV. The host, whose future on television has been in question since his agitated departure from France Télévisions, will make his baptism of fire on September 25 on the channel managed by his friend Marc-Olivier Fogiel. His show “Laurent Ruquier’s 8 p.m.” explore in one hour of information “the two to three main topics of the evening”explains the boss of “Big Heads” to Puremedias.
“We will return to current topics with tapes, press cartoons, debates bringing together three or four regular speakers each evening, but also one or two guests (…). A section will be a way for me to add my two cents, to talk about subjects that we are less likely to discuss or that viewers will not have seen…”continues Laurent Ruquier, who will share the antenna with journalist Julie Hammett, formerly of LCI who moved to BFMTV .
“Marc-Olivier Fogiel chose me so that I had my signature, for my more independent and iconoclastic side”adds Laurent Ruquier, whose “8 p.m.” will compete with “L’Heure des pros 2” from Pascal Praud. The CNews host also sent him a brotherly message on X (formerly Twitter): ” His choice (to join BFMTV, Editor’s note) illustrates the place of news channels today. Long live live! Long live the information! Long live competition! And M… for Laurent.” Who replied with humor: “Thank you Pascal. We will be the best proof that just because we can’t look at each other doesn’t mean we can’t see ourselves. »