Bernard Pivot to announce shock retirement?

Pivot created a stir on Monday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Pivot fans. Speculation had been rife that the French journalist best known for his shows Bouillon de culture or Apostrophes, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 85, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 01/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a journalist isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a journalist-television host just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouBernard was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Bernard Pivot was unlike any other journalist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBernard”
— @universalObserver, 30 Nov 2020
“I thought Bernard Pivot retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 30 Nov 2020

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