Journalist Thomas Sotto will take a step back on France 2 because of his relationship with a communication advisor from Jean Castx in Matigon. He will no longer host political broadcasts on the public service channel.
You will no longer see Thomas Sotto on the air on France 2 at the presentation of Élysée 2022, the political program devoted to the presidential election that he presents with Léa Salamé, or as Caroline Roux’s joker for the Four truths.
A “love affair” indeed shook the public service channel this week leading to this decision on the part of the journalist in agreement with his management, according to The Parisian.
The reason for this step back is the romantic relationship that Thomas Sotto has maintained since this summer with Mayada Boulos, the communication and press advisor to Prime Minister Jean Castex. On the other hand, the journalist retains the co-hosting of Télématin and the joker position of the 20 hours of the weekend, replacing Laurent Delahousse.
According to The Parisian, France 2 management found itself in an embarrassment when it learned of this hitherto secret relationship. “This type of situation is not unprecedented and France Télévisions has the procedures to deal with it calmly. Thomas Sotto is an exemplary journalist and without ethical reproaches. He has always fully respected the principles of independence and impartiality of the public service “, explained the channel to our colleagues.