TESTIMONY. Rose, loyal to TV games: “I’ve already attended a hundred shows”

Every day, millions of French people are passionate about their favorite game show. Some curious people love to come and encourage their favorite candidate or discover the sets of a real television set. Waste of time, say some people who prefer to procrastinate on their couch. But, for other fans, it has become a real hobby.

Like Rose, a dynamic retiree in her sixties, who likes to spend these days on TV sets. Among his favorite games, The 12 strokes of noon, Everyone wants to take its place, Do not forget the lyrics or Joker, which she knows like the back of her hand. Near Planet, this former caregiver tells us about her first experience with the world of the small screen, more than 20 years ago.

“I discovered game shows through consumer meetings (tasting sessions and product ratings, editor’s note) in which I participated”, explains Rose. Assuming that her contact details had been given to TF1 after one of her meetings, she received a phone call from a member of the channel, offering her at the time to come and attend at a famous game. First, hesitant, then asking her daughter for advice, she finally lets herself be seduced and attends the Right price moderated by Philippe Risoli.

“I went there and after recording the show, I saw that I liked it so I continued until now”, admits the sympathetic retiree. The least we can say is that she has not eased up. “I do about 5 shows a week. I have already attended more than a hundred television shows,” she admits. Enough to allow him to take advantage of his retirement to have fun, while having fun discovering behind the scenes. “It allows me to get out of my house, to see people. Regarding the shows, as they are entertainment, it’s quite nice to see”.

All his outings are also an opportunity to meet his favorite entertainersand other people who share this same hobby. “I kept some contacts with the closest people”adds this great sociable, exchanging some info on the next shoots with her friends.

How can I come and watch TV shows?

If you never had the chance to attend a show or a game show, there are several ways to achieve this. For example, by registering by telephone or online on several public reception sites, c Like Agence Cassandra, Idille, or MyClapTV among the most requested. A variety of entertainment programs are available to you, mainly shot in the Paris region.

“We choose the shooting dates, we create an account, we register and we have a return from the agency, favorable or not depending on the availability of places”, specifies Rose. In addition to the documents to provide to watch your favorite shows with family or friends, some agencies observe a dress code to be respected depending on the atmosphere on set.

Once there, a whole organization is set up. “We get people into the studio, we put our things in the locker room. In the meantime, we receive food and drink, then we are seated on the set“, explains the young retiree. Under the eye of a room manager, the spectators are guided through the program to set the mood for several hours. “In principle, a shoot takes place for half a day, but we can do the whole day too”. In order to reward the faithful spectators, the latter receive gift vouchers for 5-10 euros, depending on the programme.

Its confinement far from television sets

Like millions of French people, Rose had to respect confinementwhereas television sets were prohibited from public access to stem the spread of the virus. A moment that marked the young retiree, long before the announcement of confinement.

“When I attended my last show, we were on set and we were already being given gel. Then they tried to install people with only 50 people, but in the end they stopped everything”, recalls this faithful emissions from Nagui. A break for the less beneficial, she admits. “It was relaxing, because casually, we can say it, but it’s still tiring to go to the shows”. Despite this lack, she did not hide her pleasure in continuing to follow her favorite programs on television, while finding other occupations, such as sewing, cooking and gardening.

Since the successive deconfinements, the arrival of summer, and especially the return of the public to television studios, Rose wasted no time planning her upcoming shoots. “I will attend Everyone wants to take his place over three days at the end of the month”, she admits while specifying with precaution. “If there is no risk, if I see that everything is well respected, I will come back again as before”. After two years of Covid, Rose has returned to her good habits as well as her friends from the film sets.

TESTIMONY. Rose, loyal to TV games: “I’ve already attended a hundred shows”