His absence at Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s funeral had fueled all the rumours. On March 2, the historic presenter of 13:00 TF1 died at the age of 71 due to lung cancer. Nathalie Marquay, his children, his relatives, but also the faces of television met a week later, on March 9, to attend his funeral. It was in the Sainte-Clotilde basilica, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, that they met to pay a final tribute to Jean-Pierre Pernaut. But Jacques Legros, who was the presenter’s prankster for 20 years, was absent. The reason ? He had preferred to pay tribute to the TF1 broadcast journalist, whom he marked for more than three decades.
Thierry Thuillier [le directeur de l’information de la chaîne, ndlr] He asked me what I wanted to do. I didn’t think much explained Jacques Legros in the columns of Télé Loisirs. I felt that as Jean-Pierre’s official prankster for 25 years, it was my duty to do the paper, as I had to do when Jean-Pierre wasn’t around. I was more useful there than in the church of Sainte-Clotilde.” More than six months after Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s death, the journalist is preparing to lift the veil on their true relationship in a book to be published on October 4.. “Having been his prankster for 24 years without a single editorial clash is a pride. But I know that you want (…)
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