Augustin Trapenard did not resist the idea of finding a television set for long. The former star host of Canal + is back on the new BrutX platform for which he is launching Plumard, a monthly literary program, on May 13 at 6 p.m. He details his desire for freedom in an interview with Telerama this Tuesday and returns, at the same time, on the reasons for his unexpected departure from the encrypted channel last December.
“The channel in which I entered ten years ago, and from which I left, is no longer the same, believes the former presenter of the Circle, program dedicated to cinema. I haven’t changed as much as she did. I entered it for its creativity, its joy, its freedom, and I learned everything there. Create there 21cm was my best experience. But it is a private channel that assumes its choices, and as a journalist, there is a moment when I have the right to say no. You also have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror. We were coming to the end of a cycle, we had to leave. “
Augustin Trapenard’s departure came as the Canal + group was going through an area of turbulence due to the controversial dismissals of two of its stars, columnist and presenter, Sébastien Thoen and sports commentator, Stéphane Guy. Sébastien Thoen was thanked at the end of November for having participated in a parody of a program by Pascal Praud, one of the pillars of CNews, the news channel of the Canal + group. Stéphane Guy was fired on Christmas Eve for showing his support on the air.