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“II never liked labels and I was always lucky to be able to do what I wanted. » If it allowed TF1 to prance at the top of the audiences for almost six years by hosting The Wheel of Fortune between 1987 and 1993, Christian Morin, 78 years old, did not seek at all costs to reconnect with the glory that the game had brought him. “I see some of my former colleagues hanging on and doing everything to return to TV. That doesn’t look like me…”

Indeed, if the small window has taken up a whole lot of area within the profession of the previous TV host, it truly solely represents a really small a part of his enjoying discipline. The proof with Light notes encore – New gentle tales of classical music, a e book wherein our good friend Morin tells and illustrates, together with his personal pencil, little anecdotes concerning the world of classical music. The one who, since 2010, has introduced Radio Classique mornings to life evokes, with the assistance of the creator Jean-François Pitet, the life, the quarrels and the hiccups of quite a few artists (Vivaldi, Paganini, and many others.), all enhanced by scrumptious quotes, akin to “Time is a great teacher. Unfortunately, he kills all his students” loaned to Berlioz.

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A really coherent work within the profession of Christian Morin which doesn’t owe the whole lot to his success alone. But somewhat to his a number of abilities. Among which is a present for drawing. No, let’s not discuss a donation, as a result of this son of a printer has all the time most well-liked to concentrate on work. “When I was a kid, I lived in Bordeaux and I dreamed of becoming a press illustrator and advertising designer…” says enthusiastically, this everlasting admirer of Sempé and Cabu.

His expertise was expressed throughout his navy service when he made an animated movie on the coaching of gendarmes. It was subsequently with a Fine Arts diploma in his pocket and a drafting board beneath his arm that he arrived in Paris within the early Seventies, after having performed the function of illustrator for South-West Sunday.

Christian Morin, Drucker-style star in Switzerland

Affable, he’s. Friendly and heat, too. So many qualities which, mixed together with his eclecticism, will permit him to discover a place of alternative on the radio, and specifically on Europe 1, the place he’ll settle fifteen years after being noticed by Pierre Delanoë.

His barely hoarse voice, his normal information, his ardour for his work opened many doorways for him, together with these of tv within the midst of a revolution within the Nineteen Eighties! Already in Switzerland, the place he hosts selection reveals worthy of Champs-Élysées by Michel Drucker… “I also received Céline Dion before him,” he slips with a smile.

TV, Christian Morin feels good there. So, when Silvio Berlusconi created La Cinq with a splash of glitter and checks heavy with zeros, he agreed to be a part of the journey and even co-hosted the launch social gathering with Roger Zabel and Amanda Lear. He stayed there solely six months, on the recommendation of Alain Delon, then chosen by the Italian boss to play the messenger of the gods with the world of cinema reluctant to see, for the primary time, movies minimize by promoting pages …

Christian Morin enters Santa Barbara and the 8 p.m. information

Christian lands on TF1, abandoned by his darling, Patrick Sabatier, answerable for the very strategic prime time entry, caught between the chopping episodes of the profitable cleaning soap Santa Barbara and the sacrosanct 8 p.m. information! The Wheel of Fortune is a triumph. This recreation affords, with out complexes, winnings thought-about staggering on the time, giving beginning to a slew of different entertainments the place cash flows freely, akin to The proper value (of which M6 desires to launch a brand new model quickly).

Christian Morin’s notoriety soars on the entrance pages of TV magazines within the Bonus, Jackpot, Surprise and Bankruptcy bins. “Yes, there have certainly been times when success has gone to my head, when we are convinced that our notoriety will guarantee us the best tables in restaurants, but we quickly realize that all this does not is not very real…” explains the host philosophically, who acknowledges that individuals on the street nonetheless discuss to him primarily about “La Roue” regardless of his participation in varied different packages on the channel.

Moreover, on the danger of irritating followers of behind-the-scenes bickering, he has maintained, he assures, good relations with Annie Pujol, his former confederate within the recreation, who at present provides dance classes.

When, in 1993, the present was rescheduled within the morning after which canceled by TF1 “in search of meaning”, this gifted clarinetist – he started studying on the age of 14 and received of the Sidney Bechet Prize offered by the Jazz Academy – has already activated its musical string, and launched a couple of information which have loved nice success. “Today you would call it elevator music I guess, but I really enjoyed it. » And to tell how he had approached Goldman to write pieces for him. Without success.

And as if to prove that a career does not end as soon as you leave the small window, Christian Morin perfects his acting talents, plays guests in numerous series, goes on stage and enjoys the luxury of appearing in some movies.

In 2010, Radio Classique entrusted him with his mornings, even if the host refused to consider himself an expert. But his humor and his oratorical art do the rest and Christian Morin gets involved. His only regret? That his father could not have witnessed all these successes, he who had imagined him as a graphic designer/designer. But our man is happy. Married to Bénédicte in 2022, he savors what life offers him and prefers to have fun with this extraordinary journey: “I often say for fun that on my grave, I wish we could turn a wheel and that every time it stops, a voice announces “Bankruptcy”! »