Jacques Pradel to announce shock retirement?

Pradel created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Pradel fans. Speculation had been rife that the French journalist best known for his shows Perdu de vue or Témoin numéro 1, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 72, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 22/04/2019 : 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 Sunday evening, #ThankYouJacques 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.

“Jacques Pradel was unlike any other journalist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouJacques”
— @universalObserver, 21 Apr 2019
“I thought Jacques Pradel retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 21 Apr 2019

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