FIGARO LIVE – Guest of “Buzz TV”, the journalist, who is participating this Friday evening in the “Grand Concours des animators” on TF1, returned to the recent period when he replaced Jacques Legros during his leave at the midday newspaper .
“We are under a bit of pressure. It’s always complicated to go to the end.” This Friday evening, Julien Arnaud is once again taking part in the “Grand Concours des animators” on TF1. The journalist holds the record for victories in the program, with six on the counter. His secret to success? “Curiosity. You have to be interested in all the universes because the questions are varied”, he confides to us at “Buzz TV”. “I am interested in politics as well as foreign subjects, games, cinema, books…“, he adds.
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This interview with “Buzz TV” is an opportunity for Julien Arnaud to take stock of his particularly busy season between his role as joker at “20 Hours” and the unexpected one at “13 Hours” to replace Jacques Legros during his holidays. The latter was himself called in as reinforcement to ensure the interim of Marie-Sophie Lacarrau, absent for health reasons. A rewarding experience for the “joker of the joker” “It was passionate“Summarizes Julien Arnaud who even made him change some habits. “At “8 p.m.“ you are focused on the somewhat harsh news while at “1 p.m.“, you try to smell the spirit of the times. You are much more at ease. I realized that it had changed my way of presenting and writing a bit. I speak to viewers more directly“, he tells us.
During this period, Julien Arnaud had to deal with the consequences of an accident that occurred on the day of the start of the war in Ukraine, February 24, after his special midday edition. “There was a lot of adrenaline and tension. After the “13 Hours“, I go out for lunch and when I get back, I fall off my scooter and I break my foot“, he reveals. “I spent the evening and part of the night in the emergency room and the next day I came back. You didn’t see it but I presented all the following weeks with a splint, a boot and a small cushion“, he details, specifying that this paraphernalia was finely hidden in the image. “We organized ourselves, we had to find some tricks. Finally, if you are observant, at the end of the “13 Hours“, you realize that I do not get up when normally Marie-Sophie Lacarrau and Jacques Legros are standing. It wasn’t because I was lazy. I was doing it on the side and we made a plan so it wouldn’t show“, he concludes on the subject.
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Joker for fifteen years, Julien Arnaud never tires of exercise. “Because there is movementhe replies. J‘ve done the weekends, the 20 Hours, the 13 Hours. In reality, each time this period returns, I have butterflies in my stomach to find the team and start working again. It’s exciting. It’s just a little frustrating when it ends because I want it to continue. These are CDDs that last a month or a month and a half, and at that time you start to feel at home. But that’s part of the drill, I’m a traveler with no baggage, that’s how it is“, he tells us, still a philosopher.