If he pays homage to him in a chapter dedicated to him, the journalist also evokes a Jean-Pierre Pernaut “always grumpy and in conflict” or “who couldn’t stand being questioned“. He even returns to the first confinement during which the former star of the 13 hours was dismissed for security reasons. “He (Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Editor’s note) wanted to keep the leading role and asked the team more than necessarydeplores Jacques Legros. He wanted more and more to take control of the whole newspaper“. A behavior that did not please the 1 p.m. joker. “I was starting to boil inside, until one day I burst out, gathered my stuff and started back to the parking lot and my car. Since he wanted to do the newspaper for me, let him come and do it!“
By reading these remarks, the blood of Nathalie Marquay-Pernaut, widow of the presenter JT, has only made one turn. Asked by Virgin Radio, the ex-Miss France speaks of “post-mortem jealousy” and the “p *** shots” that Jacques Legros was also able to do on his side. “Mr. Jacques Legros forgets that he was only his joker and he allows to complain, that at this time, Jean-Pierre wants to keep the hand on the contents of the newspaper. But it was who, for more than 30 years, who set the tone of the 13 hours ? Who was assigned the audience results?“, she declares.
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Faced with the extent of his remarks, Jacques Legros wishes to clarify the situation. “What bothers me is when you cling to three lines of a minor incident in a very special period of confinement and forget all the good things I said about him. But, for that, you still have to have read the book. Starting from a press headline to create rumors is nonsense. I find it pathetic”declares Jacques Legros before specifying that during the episode mentioned, he, like Jean-Pierre Pernaut “suffered martyrdom because of the confinement“and were”exhausted and exhausted“.
And to the question “Did you covet the place of Jean-Pierre Pernaut”? Jacques Legros replies bluntly: “Nope ! Otherwise, I wouldn’t have stayed wild this long. Jean-Pierre Pernaut knew it. I never meant to take his place. We were both happy as popes.“
In 24 years, Jacques Legros says he hasn’t really had any clashes with Jean-Pierre Pernaut. The two men also barely crossed paths in the corridors of TF1. “I left on Friday after the news and arrived on Monday to start his week. We rarely met. With Carole Rousseau, we had no contact outside of Eyeful while when we were on the set, we were considered the best friends in the world. We have been married 120 times! (laughs)”he says before concluding:You don’t have to be friends not to be enemies.“