This summer, fans of the game show “Des Ciphers et des Lettres” were shocked to learn of the ousting of Arielle Boulin-Prat and Bertrand Renard from the show. The “Monsieur figures” and “Madame lettres” even speak of a “forced and forced” departure, while France Télévisions invokes a contractual disagreement following a change in programming.
“We are despised and mistreated”
After her appearance on Virgin Radio last Friday, Arielle Boulin-Prat confided in the columns of Gala this weekend. “We are despised and mistreated. I lost 5 kilos and I can’t sleep anymore”, assures the one who especially regrets not having been able to say goodbye to the fans of the program: “We will not even be able to say goodbye to the viewers. “
France Television had clarified this in order to silence any controversy. “Madame Boulin-Prat and Mr. Renard, presenters of this program engaged on fixed-term contracts, refused to continue their collaboration under the new conditions offered to them”. The press release also explains that the “use of this type of contract is authorized and practiced by the entire profession” and that the two pillars of the chain “worked around 35 to 40 days a year, grouped into 6 to 8 sessions. ”. In short, according to France Television, their number of hours was too low to enable them to obtain a CDI.
“Our last show, which will be on September 11, was recorded in May, she also confided, with the same regret. In May, there was absolutely no question of anything. couldn’t even say goodbye to the viewers. It’s terrible”. Arielle Boulin-Prat and Bertrand Renard will indeed be replaced on September 17 by Stéphane Crosnier, a former candidate, and Blandine Maire, a school teacher. Laurent Romejko will continue to occupy his position as presenter. A position he has held since 1992, and therefore… for 30 years.