Yoann Riou talks about his 100% TV summer season

We have seen you on TV loads this summer season. The final time was Tuesday night time on TF1, with the present Masks Singer….

An distinctive expertise. When it was provided to me, I instantly stated sure. What it’s essential to know is that this present requires plenty of work. Each week for 3 months, I had a “secret” assembly in a Paris house with a vocal coach, Alexandra Chabane, and the creative producer, Marie Christelle Oglaend. For 4 to 5 hours I realized to pose and sing my voice. I skilled this journey in a state of grace. I sang “Gangnam Type” in South Korean and I danced in prime time (Dancing with the Stars) on TF1 in entrance of thousands and thousands of viewers, it is insanity! It is the fourth season of the present and I feel I am the candidate who received uncovered the quickest (laughs) It would not matter, the primary factor is the depth so long as you fuck.

We additionally noticed you on Beijing Specific (M6). What reminiscence do you retain?

Once they contacted me, after all I instantly stated sure. We left for Sri Lanka within the first half of February, a vacation spot we found on the airport. The journey was completely loopy, I loved it from A to Z. From six within the morning to eleven at night time you do not stand nonetheless for a second, you need adrenaline. Beijing Specific is a mixture of Intercity with humorous occasions, Rendez-Vous in unknown land with evenings and nights spent with the locals, and Koh Lanta for the facet challenges, inversions of unbelievable conditions and journey crew… On this recreation it’s about not a lot about successful that counts, however what you expertise and the way you expertise it. It is a program based mostly on feelings and exchanges, together with your associate and the locals, nice! After the present, I additionally wrote to the producers to thank them for actually exhibiting what we went by way of.

You additionally participated for the third time in Fort Boyard (France 2). Nonetheless a lot enjoyable?

After all, and at all times with a lump in your abdomen if you take the boat, like if you go to summer season camp at 12 midday. Fort Boyard has stayed true to its legend. However it’s best to know that it’s troublesome, nothing is faux and you might be by yourself. I am prepared for something, however I do not really feel nicely after I’m dizzy. The primary two years (in 2019 and 2020) I threw up each time (laughs). However you play the sport, you do what you may, you might be so completely happy to be right here! I am a child of TV, I suppose, and what I am doing now’s distinctive.

Additionally, you will commentary on soapbox races on L’Équipe. Are you stunned by their success?

Frankly, I did not imagine it. When Pierre Portelance (deputy editor-in-chief of the L’Equipe channel) launched it to me final yr, I stated to him: “You are good, I like you, however are you positive? (laughs). I’m a tough employee by nature and I’ve to organize loads for what I do. However there’s nothing to do right here, simply sit in a hut, palms in your pockets, and spend hours commenting on footage with Florian Gazan, it is implausible! We do not work, it is simply leisure. That is the magic of tv. I by no means thought this may work. The abstract of this story is that we must always not take ourselves significantly and simply have enjoyable. Folks repeatedly speak about soapboxes on the road. As well as, Florian and I’ll take part in an actual race in Toulouse on September 18, which we are going to talk about later. We’ll attempt to go at the very least one nook. One other loopy factor! If I had been advised, after I was a correspondent for the Telegram, that I might touch upon soapbox races!

Each time I am within the air, I overlook all of the fatigue. It’s the lasting miracle.

Three years in the past you said in Le Télégramme: “I suppose I at all times say sure”. Are there any exhibits you’d flip down?

I am a pleasant man, I do not communicate unwell of others so I will not quote exhibits. Then there are tasks which were provided to me and which I’ve needed to flip down attributable to time constraints, resembling appearing in a play. After I do one thing, I wish to do it totally.

You additionally restart a season with “Samedi d’en rire” on France 3, you touch upon soccer matches with and with out pictures on L’Équipe, the place you might be additionally a marketing consultant, you take part in Les Grosses Têtes on RTL…

I do not see the day (smiles). However each time I am within the air, I overlook all of the fatigue. It’s the lasting miracle. This summer season I have not been sitting nonetheless for a second. It is the primary time in my life, in 44 years and in 22 years of labor, that I’ve labored an entire summer season. I solely had to return to Brittany for 3 days (he’s from Loguivy-de-la-Mer). And but, how I like my area!

When do you relaxation?

It is true it is a catastrophe, I am burned out… I’ve to sleep 4 to 5 hours an evening. However I’m pushed by ardour!

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