You recently took on the role of the host for «Affaire Conclue» on France 2. Could you share your thoughts on this new venture and what attracted you to this project?
What truly captivated me about this new endeavor is the opportunity it provides to establish a connection with individuals who come to sell their items. Delving into the smaller stories interwoven within the grand tapestry of history, the narratives related to objects and their connection to various eras, all fascinated me.
I had already held a deep affection for this show because I knew that it offered the chance to learn insightful facts while enjoying oneself.
How has your previous experience as the host of «Télématin» on France 2 influenced your approach as the host of «Affaire Conclue»?
«Télématin» is an incredible experience because you’re live for three hours.
Live television allows for spontaneity, which I also find on the set of «Affaire Conclue.»
I allow myself not to aim for perfection (accepting hesitations…). I try as much as possible never to deceive and to let things happen naturally on «Affaire Conclue,» just like on «Télématin.»
What makes this show unique compared to other TV programs you’ve hosted? What sets it apart?
The diversity of narratives is fascinating: a historical aspect thanks to the auctioneers who shed light on the history of the objects, and a commercial aspect because the buyers drive up the bids, which gives us a better understanding of the object market. I enjoy discovering the family history of the owners through the objects. I think all these elements make it a unique program that brings together what I love: connecting with people and sharing knowledge about the history of objects. There’s also an important aspect related to purchasing power and the value of an object.
We can find you every weekend, much to the delight of Europe 1 listeners. Between radio and television, which do you prefer?
It was essential for me to keep the interviewing exercise that I practiced on «Télématin.» I was able to propose an interview format to Europe 1, broadcasted on weekends, every Saturday and Sunday at 8:45 AM. This allows me to continue following cultural news and significant events, which fills me with happiness.
What are your future projects that you would like to share with us? (smile)
We are working with France 2 on prime-time projects… I can’t say more at the moment, but one thing is certain, I won’t limit myself to afternoons on France Télévisions (laughs).
As a host, what values do you aim to convey through your television work?
It’s very important for me to be in line with my own values. I like programs that are compassionate, accessible, and popular.
Outside of the show, are you a collector, or do you own a precious item with great sentimental value?
I’m not a big collector, but I hold a few vinyl records dearly. They are 33 and 45 RPM records of folk and pop/rock bands from the 1970s that I inherited from my parents. That’s the only collection I have; otherwise, I don’t have a particular attachment to an object.
«Affaire Conclue» is a daily «rendez-vous» for many viewers. How do you plan to make each episode unique and exciting for the show’s fans?
The challenge is to ensure that each episode is exceptional, but I’m not too worried about that. Behind each object, even if sometimes they may seem similar to those from previous episodes, there are always different stories, thanks to the owners and their experiences.
What can you wish for the readers of LiFE?
Enjoy life! That’s what I’ve been trying to do for a long time. Appreciate the beautiful things in life, not only beautiful objects (laughs), but also beautiful places, wonderful friendships, and precious moments to savor as if they were the last.