Élysée 2022: we know who will replace Thomas Sotto at the presentation of the show

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France 2 has decided: it is Laurent Guimier, director of information of France Televisions who will host alongside Léa Salamé the program “Elysée 2022”. Thomas Sotto was expected but he had stepped back.

Laurent Guimier, director of information for France Televisions, will co-host alongside Léa Salamé the political program “Elysée 2022” on France 2, the group said in a statement on Tuesday. He succeeds Thomas Sotto who announced his withdrawal more than a week ago, justifying this decision by a romantic relationship with the communications advisor to Prime Minister Jean Castex.

Laurent Guimier will host the show "Elysee 2022".

Laurent Guimier will host the program “Élysée 2022”.

The next show will take place on November 30, where the new duo will host the decisive debate of the LR candidates on the eve of the congress, France Télévisions said. Succeeding “You have the floor”, “Elysée 2022” is the major political meeting of France 2 once a month live at 9:05 pm, in the perspective of the presidential election.

Hearings in pain

His audiences are currently struggling. The first number, with Valérie Pécresse, candidate for the right-wing primary, who faced the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, had attracted only 1.05 million viewers on average, for an audience share (PDA) 5.1%, according to Médiamétrie.

The same day, the continuous news channel BFMTV had organized a debate between the leader of rebellious France Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the far-right polemicist, Eric Zemmour, who had been followed by 3.8 million people, or 18.7% of PDAs.