“I could have…”: Evelyne Dhéliat makes a confession that speaks volumes

This Monday, August 1, Evelyne Dhéliat returns to her fifty-year career in TF1. The presenter took the opportunity to admit that there were few regrets. Explanations.

He has – by his own admission – the highest CDI in TF1. It was in 1968 that Evelyne Dhéliat took her first steps on the small screen. “I am 20 years old and I am studying for a degree in English at the University of Censier, in Paris. To earn money, I modeled“, he explained in the columns of TV 7 Days this Monday, August 1. And to improve:One day, I answered a classified ad from ORTF, which was looking for someone to present English programs at a conference that brought together different European TV channels. I have never done that in my life! After that, I returned to my studies. The ORTF then called me back for the animation of a school program, then for the substitute speakers. I work freelance“. A formative experience. And quickly, the boss of ORTF, Pierre Sabbagh offered him a contract.”My CDI turned 50 last year!“, the main interested party rejoiced.

He agrees: his arrival on television was due to a combination of circumstances, but it was a real blessing. “In fact, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time“, he realized. However, the weather presenter never rested on his laurels.”I have a lot of work“, he said. If he has reason to be proud of his career, Evelyne Dhéliat, however, has few regrets. He would like to prove himself in the headlines of television news. “I would have liked to be a journalist, but, at 68, women in this profession were confined to women’s magazines, knitting or cooking sections.“, he said, before changing his mind and admitting: “Things began to change around the 1980s, with the arrival on the air of Christine Ockrent and Anne Sinclair. Sometimes I tell myself that I might can present 1 pm news or 8 pm, but I must have arrived too early“.

Evelyne Dhéliat is she retiring soon?

However, Catherine Laborde’s ex-partner assures that “it doesn’t matter“.”This is what allowed me to have this long career“, he believes. Above all, he is happy that the number of women in the editorial staff has increased in recent years. “However, I see that today the number of women on air and in newsrooms is higher than ever, and that’s great!“, he enthusiastically said. And he intends to continue to be part of it for a while. Despite his 74 yearsEvelyne Dhéliat is not about to retire. “As long as I’m happy to get up in the morning to go to the office, I don’t see why I’m depriving myself of it. I feel like my age that I don’t think about retirement anymore“, he replied. That’s what it says.

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Evelyne Dhéliat took the opportunity to admit that she has few regrets

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If she had reason to be proud of her career, Evelyne Dhéliat would have wanted to prove herself in the headlines of television news.

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“Things started to change around the 80s, with the arrival on the air of Christine Ockrent and Anne Sinclair”, explains Evelyne Dhéliat

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And to confess: “Sometimes, I think that maybe I was able to present a news at 1 pm or 8 pm, but maybe I arrived too early”

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However, Evelyne Dhéliat assured that “it doesn’t matter”

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“This is what allowed me to have this long career,” says Evelyne Dhéliat

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Evelyne Dhéliat breaks longevity records

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“My CDI turned 50 last year!” Evelyne Dhéliat was happy

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Évelyne Dhéliat actually has – by her own admission – the highest CDI in TF1

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Evelyne Dhéliat agrees: her arrival on television is due to a combination of circumstances, but it is a real benefit

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“Actually, I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time”, says Evelyne Dhéliat

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