Numbers and Letters: who are the replacements for Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat?

After 50 years of broadcasting, the formula of the game 'Numbers And Letters' is about to change completely. Everything, you will know everything about the replacements of the two historic referees, Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat...

  Numbers and Letters: who are the replacements for Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat?

It is the most watched TV series of the summer. After 50 years of loyal service, the cult public service show we named Numbers and letters , is about to completely change its formula . First of all, exit the dailies, the game will now be broadcast on France 3, uniquely Saturdays and Sundays from 5:15 p.m. And if Laurent Romejko will continue to animate this cult game, as he has done since 1992, the two historic referees of the game, Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat, are preparing to bow out as announced at the beginning of the summer. To their surprise...

Bertrand Renard and Arielle Boulin-Prat leave Numbers and letters

A controversial departure for Mr. Numbers, in place since 1975, and Mrs. Letters, which joined the program in 1986, who declared that they had been excluded at the last moment from this new formula . They will therefore both be replaced at the start of the school year by two new faces, hitherto unknown to the general public. The accomplices will still appear one last time on the air the weekend of September 10 and 11 for the broadcast of the last two numbers recorded with them.

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Blandine Maire and Stéphane Crosnier, new referees of the game

They will therefore be definitively replaced on September 17. And we finally know the names of their two replacements! If information had already leaked about Stéphane Crosnier, the new Mr. Numbers , we did not yet know the identity of the new Madame Lettres.

In an interview with the magazine TV 7 Days this August 30, Patrice Laffont , the game's producer, who also hosted the game between 1972 and 1989, announced that Blandine Maire would take the place of Arielle Boulin-Prat at the start of the school year . 'The first is Stephane Crosnier , which immediately stuck with me. He is a very charismatic former candidate, prodigious in numbers. He was brilliant in many 'Numbers and Letters' tournaments. But he also has a very good sense of TV since he worked as a sports editor at 'BFM TV' and 'RMC Sport'', first explained Patrice Laffont.

'The second is Blandine Mayor , who is elementary school teacher , in class of CM2. She has a big background, because she is a lawyer and has also worked on television as a journalist, working with Olivier Minne or on 'Fort Boyard'. Fun little anecdote: she was in the mountains when casting, so she sent us a little video from her little studio! Everyone was thrilled' , he said.

Patrice Laffont: “They will have to work”

'They jumped at the chance!' , he said, before continuing: 'They're going to have to work, because there are a lot of things to prepare for the 'duels' part of the game. It's time to explain a little more cultural things to viewers, so we have to prepare papers for each issue' . Patrice Laffont also took the opportunity to give some details on the new version of his game. 'With the arrival of Blandine Maire and Stéphane Crosnier, the animation will perhaps be a little more threesome, in a less mechanical way, even if Laurent Romejko remains the master of the game “, he also revealed. It remains to be seen whether the hearings will follow.