The presenter who had left the program “On est en direct” on France 2 in early June 2022 did not plan to immediately stop his collaboration with the channel. In an interview with Parisian, Laurent Ruquier confided in his future projects as well as in his trial against Catherine Barma.
After one “sudden break” contract with his ex-producer Catherine Barma of the show “On n’est pas couche” and his departure from the show “On est en direct” (France 2), Laurent Ruquier does not sign his final cessation of his presence on television. Far from there.
The host has planned two new shows for the fall of 2022 on France 2 in the talk-show format which will be devoted to current affairs and humor, as usual.
“In October and November, I will test two new releases in prime time” he declared to Parisian Thursday, June 23, 2022. “The first will be a current affairs song show, where singers, impersonators or comedians will perform current affairs titles, either with their original text or with parodies that I will write” he explains.
His second program “Today like yesterday” will deal with current events “seen through the prism of yesterday’s images. There will be guests on the set and a great debate as I wanted to do on Saturday evening “ he details.
A program that is not “messy” enough
In this same interview, Laurent Ruquier also mentioned the reasons for his departure from the show “On est en direct”, a show that should have “to be more messy, with more guests”.
“I never managed to do it completely what I wanted because of the pandemic. There were a lot fewer shows, books… Above all, physical distancing was very complex to manage” he explains to Parisian.
At the start of the next school year, Léa Salamé will be the only host of the show, a change that the former presenter considers auspicious because it is “very complicated to host a talk show for two. And Léa has nothing to do with it. It probably went better with her than if it had been someone else since we have a real bond. he adds.
Trial against Catherine Barma
Following his departure from the show “We are not lying”, relations between Laurent Ruquier and his producer Catherine Barma had been more than stormy. The host revealed that they had left each other from “very bad terms”.
On June 21, 2022, he was ordered by the Paris court to pay him “nearly a million in damages” to compensate for the loss of margin suffered by his production company.
Despite several attempts at negotiations, no common ground was found between the two ex-collaborators. “If she had wanted to continue on Saturday evening, she had the possibility. And this point was not retained in the judgment. he explains to Parisian. “The next animators with whom she wishes to work are warned: pay close attention to your contracts”.
Video. Laurent Ruquier sentenced to pay nearly a million euros to his ex-producer Catherine Barma