Nikos Aliagas: injured, he does not present the NRJ Music Awards

NIKOS ALIAGAS. The host is replaced by Camille Combal at the presentation of the NRJ Music Awards following an accident on the set of Star Academy. What happened ?

[Mis à jour le 18 novembre 2022 à 20h30] Nikos Aliagas does not present the NRJ Music Awards 2022, which take place this Friday, November 18, live from Cannes. Indeed, the presenter of TF1 was injured during the filming of Star Academy 2022 last Saturday, we learn from Le Parisien. Fabrice Bailly, TF1’s program director, spoke about this and explained that he had “a bad fall” without specifying where or how. This was indeed not visible to the spectators of the singing competition.

Whatever happens, the presenter is excused for the NRJ Music Awards 2022 ceremony and will be replaced at short notice by Camille Combal, the other strong man on the front page. However, the chain specified that Nikos would be well on the set of the star Academy this Saturday. The host spoke on the subject via his official Twitter account. “Dear friends, after a bad fall I injured myself on the Star Academy premium on Saturday. Concretely, I will not be able to travel to Cannes and ensure the presentation of the NRJ Music Awards.” However, Nikos Aliagas confirms that he will be on stage on Saturday evening to host the Star Academy 2022 semi-final. “Looking forward to seeing you live on TF1 for the Star Ac semi-final!”

Short biography of Nikos Aliagas – Born May 13, 1969 in Paris, Nikos Aliagas is a Franco-Greek journalist, radio and television host. He began his career as a journalist at Radio France Internationale. From 2001 to 2008, the presenter headed the Star Academy program and became one of the most popular French television hosts. Since 2012, Nikos Aliagas has presented TF1’s new talent show, The Voice : The most beautiful voice.

Nikos Aliagas, whose real name is Nikólaos Aliágas, was born on May 13, 1969 in Paris. Of Greek parents, her father, Andreas Aliagas, a tailor in Athens, emigrated to France in 1964. Blocked in Paris by the strikes, Harula, a nurse in London, met Andreas Aliagas during the demonstrations of May 1968. Her father worked for Guy Laroche , a famous couturier and makes the costumes ofAlain Delon in the movie Borsalino. He makes outfits for Christian Dior and Nina Ricci.

From 11 to 18 years old, Nikos Aliagas learns ancient Greek and modern Greek. Holder of a master’s degree in literature obtained on the benches of the Sorbonne in Paris, Nikos Aliagas speaks 5 languages ​​(French, Greek, Spanish, English and Italian). At the age of 18, he obtained French nationality and entered Radio France Internationale where he sorted out the dispatches of the night. Nikos Aliagas became a presenter on Radio Notre-Dame in 1992.

In 1993, Euronews, which was looking for multilingual presenters, hired him. Nikos Aliagas hosts the show Prismawhere he covered the Kosovo war and conducted interviews with various personalities including Madeleine Allbright and Yasser Arafat. At the same time, he also presents the newspaper on TMC. In 1998, spotted by a collaborator of Christine Bravo, Nikos Aliagas became columnist and editor-in-chief of the show Free Union. At the same time, he presents the 8:30 p.m. news on the Greek television channel Alter.

Nikos Aliagas during the inauguration evening of the new decor dedicated to the television program The Voice at the Grévin Museum
Nikos Aliagas during the inauguration evening of the new decor dedicated to the television program The Voice at the Grévin Museum © SIPA

It was at the turn of 2001 that Nikos’ career accelerated. He was called upon by Etienne Mougeotte to present the flagship program for the new school year, TF1’s new reality TV show, the star Academy, until 2008. The show was a success and the personality of the presenter, who wanted to be close to the public and accessible, had something to do with it. The Greek presenter becomes one of the most popular television hosts in France and is regularly at the helm of special entertainment programs such as Celebrity Dancing, In the skin of a singer. From February 25, 2012, Nikos Aliagas presents TF1’s new talent show, The Voice: The Most Beautiful Voice next to Karine Ferri.

Alongside these successful programs, since 2007, he co-hosts with Sandrine Quétier a new magazine dedicated to star news, 50 minutes inside, where he was able to interview Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. Nikos Aliagas has also presented every year since January 2009 the NRJ Music Awards.

In August 2009, after the last edition of the star Academy on TF1, Nikos joined NRJ radio to host the morning show on 6/9. In September 2011, he decided to move to Europe 1 as part of the Bruce Toussaint. Nikos Aliagas hosts a Culture section there from Monday to Friday. From 2012 to 2014, he was on the air on weekends with Benjamin Petrover. From 2014 to 2016, he presented the program Sortez du cadre on Europe 1 on Saturdays. However, Nikos Aliagas does not give up television and TF1, since from 2011 to 2018, he presents the new humorous program After 8 p.m., it’s Canteloup which parodies current events with Nicolas Canteloup as an imitator. Nikos Aliagas leaves the morning of Europe 1 in 2019, deciding to take a break from the radio to take care of his children.

On the private side, the flagship host of TF1 has been in a relationship for more than 10 years with Tina Grigoriou, a psychologist of Greek origin. On November 29, 2012, the couple gave birth to a little girl, Agathe, then on October 5, 2016, to a little boy, Andréas.

It’s hard to know the exact salaries of television hosts, and Nikos Aliagas is no exception. However, he would receive nearly 27,500 euros when he presents The Voice on TF1, according to information revealed by Benjamin Castaldi in 2021. According to a VSD survey published in March 2015, the host would receive nearly 35,000 euros per month, not including bonuses.

Nikos Aliagas: injured, he does not present the NRJ Music Awards