Sad news for Elkabbach fans. Speculation had been rife that France Télévisions' ex-boss will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 83, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 17/01/2021 : 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 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 Saturday evening, #ThankYouJean-Pierre 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.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouJean-Pierre.”
— @DesireePlum, 16 Jan 2021
“Didn't Jean-Pierre Elkabbach retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 16 Jan 2021
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