Two seasons and then leaves. Laurence Boccolini announced in an interview, published this Sunday June 25, 2023 for Puremedias, that she was stopping the presentation of the game Everyone wants to take her place on France 2. After the departure of her historic predecessor Nagui in 2021, the host had taken over the reins of his show.
“After reflection and numerous exchanges with the channel and the production, I made the decision not to continue at the start of the school year to animate the game Everybody wants to take their place”, declared the 60-year-old host and first winner of Mask Singer to our colleagues. “It was a very beautiful two-year adventure, where I was able to live wonderful moments with so many candidates”.
For the famous presenter, there is no bitterness around this departure. On the contrary, she prefers to remember her best memories at the head of the show produced by Effervescence. “This exercise fills me with joy every time. I will keep very good memories of it, and I would like to thank the production and the entire technical team for their benevolence, professionalism and kindness”.
While Laurence Boccolini already implied during her visit to Jordan, on C8, her desire to leave the game of the south of France 2, she assures the media site that she is leaving “towards new adventures, new creations with France Télévisions, always with the aim of bringing a little smile and humor…”. According to our colleagues, the host recorded the last numbers to discover between July and August 2023.
After this announcement, anonymous and personalities welcomed the course of Laurence Boccolini on social networks. Like Jean-Luc Reichmann, his friend and direct competitor of 12 noon shots on TF1, who shared a photo of their meeting at the 2023 Luchon Festival on Instagram on Monday June 26. “I personally wanted to congratulate you Laurence for your journey. Good luck for the rest and see you very soon on the screens, I’m sure”.
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Words that touched his colleague from France 2, responding to him in turn. “Thank you Jean-Luc, it touches me a lot… I hope we will see each other again very soon!!! I kiss you and a super nice summer to you!”, she wrote in her publication.
Who will then take Laurence Boccolini’s place next September? If the teams of the France 2 broadcast are still looking for his (her) replacement, the editorial staff of Planet has launched its forecasts. Among your favorite animators, who could succeed him? Here are our picture suggestions in our slideshow.