Sunday, 6:30 am, Jean-Pierre Foucault is already fresh as a roach, at the tavern of “Écuyer tranchant”, the restaurant in the citadel, the hotel where he slept just like the Misses. There, in the heart of this reconstituted medieval city of the Vendée amusement park, the 73-year-old entertainer is doing well, very well even, despite the dawn. Still carried by the election of the new Miss France which allowed TF1 to make a hit with audiences with nearly 8.6 million viewers. A record since 2006. The sun has not yet risen, but “Jean-Pierre” still has glitter in his eyes.
“I did not sleep a night, with the excitement of such an evening, it is impossible,” he confides. His voice more and more broken over the event, Saturday evening, has been widely commented, especially on social networks.
“Several behind the scenes to have the same symptoms”
“This is due to the ambient humidity released by the reflecting pool around the stage,” he explains. Twelve years ago they had removed the water on the show we had already recorded here and I had no problem. There, we were several behind the scenes to have the same symptoms ”
Especially since the presenter had not spared his efforts before taking the antenna. This Saturday, he had chained non-stop rehearsals from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., redoing almost all of his interventions alongside Sylvie Tellier. Without counting a duplex for the last 13 hours of Jean-Pierre Pernaut on Friday. “It was nothing, I’m doing much better,” he reassures us with his recognizable tone among a thousand, this Sunday morning. Like around thirty members of the production, the show’s captain took the 9.43am train from Angers station to Paris. Before a well-deserved Christmas holiday with the family… and in the sun.