“Good kisses from Europe”, presented by Stéphane Bern, will begin Saturday October 20, on France 2.
After 20 years of “Free Union”, the issuance cult of Christine Bravo, Stéphane Bern launches Saturday afternoon on France 2 “Bons baisers d’europe”, a new entertainment weekly “fun and delicious” on our neighbours in the european Union.
Broadcast at 16: 40, this magazine aimed at a family audience wants to celebrate with humor and lightness the good sides of Europe, with the help of three “explorers”, whose Enora Malagré (ex-columnist Cyril Hanouna on C8), which can be discovered via reporting the best of the art of living, the gastronomy and the culture of a country, and a band of columnists who will represent, on a rotating basis, the member States of the EU.
The idea is to discover-or rediscover-Europe, a Europe that is warm and friendly
“The idea is to discover-or rediscover-Europe, a Europe that is warm and friendly, and possibly make love” to those who see only the negative aspects, told AFP Stéphane Bern.
The saunas in Finland, the boat rides on the river Arno in Florence, or the origin of croissants, this tour of Europe wants to be the opposite of the heated debates that a lot of French people associate the european Union and which are going to be more of the importance of the approach of the european elections in may 2019.
“This is not a political show, it is a cultural entertainment, in the axis of The Hostel the Spanish or the Eurovision. I’m going to talk about a different Europe than that of institutions and regulations that divide. The Europe of the history, the culture, the greed, the Europe that brings us together…. besides, the French love to travel to Europe !”, lance-t-il.
At A time when Europe has become a foil for many citizens and elected officials, “it is a challenge,” admits the host, who calls himself “very european” (he has the nationalities, French and luxembourg and lives part of the year in Greece).
“Takis Candilis (number two of France Télévisions, editor’s NOTE) told me : +this is a mission impossible, but you can get there+”, he says.
If the formula of the show is not the same, it is immediately think of “Free Union”, the issuance of Christine Bravo aired late Saturday afternoon from 1998 to 2002, which revealed among its columnists a certain Nikos Aliagas, and which Stéphane Bern had participated several times.
“After 20 years +Union Free+, the loop is closed, this is a new concept, but one returns to Europe”, stresses Stéphane Bern.
The host star of France 2 was not idle at this time : he hosted the “Lottery heritage”, just turn several numbers of the “Secret History” and “The fabulous story”, and is preparing to submit at the end of November to the Eurovision Junior.