Yann Barthès to announce shock retirement from television?

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

Sad news for Barthès fans. Speculation had been rife that the French television host best known for his show Le Petit Journal on Canal +, will announce his retirement from television, at age 45, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 10/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a television host isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a 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, #ThankYouYann 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 #ThankYouYann.”
— @DesireePlum, 9 Aug 2020
“Barthès wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 9 Aug 2020

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