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Virginie Guilhaume

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Occupation  Television presenter
TV shows  Nouvelle Star
Spouse  Stephane Gateau (m. 2007)
Role  Television presenter
Name  Virginie Guilhaume

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Born  30 November 1977 (age 38) (1977-11-30) Paris, France
Years active  2007–present (television)
Notable credit(s)  Acces PriveNouvelle StarSecrets de familleQui sera le prochain grand patissier ?
Parents  Philippe Guilhaume, Brigitte Schmit
Similar People  Alessandra Sublet, Estelle Denis, Sandra Lou, Marie‑Ange Casalta, Marie Inbona

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Virginie Guilhaume (born 30 November 1977) is a French television presenter.


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Interview de Virginie Guilhaume, ambassadrice de l'Association CAMELEON

Television career

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Virginie Guilhaume graduated at the École supérieure de journalisme de Paris. She began her career as a production assistant with the television presenters Guillaume Durand, Thierry Ardisson and Michel Drucker. After becoming a journalist, image reporter, and chief editor, France 2 gave her the opportunity to present entertainment programs. She joined the channel to host special evening shows such as La Saint Valentin en chansons with Olivier Minne. She then presented during summer 2007 the program Les Rois du Rire, broadcast on Saturday in the second part of the evening. The program was then broadcast on some Saturdays in the late afternoon, in the evening of New Year's Eve, or more exceptionally, as a tribute to deceased humorists. She continued in the meantime to present special programs in prime, often with Olivier Minne, including Tubes des Tubes in July 2007, Les stars de l'année 2007 in December 2007, and even Les Femmes en chansons in April 2008.

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In 2008, Virginie Guilhaume joined M6 where she presented in August a program dedicated to the jet set titled Stars et Fortunes. In September, she presented the weekly documentary dedicated to celebrities Accès Privé. In 2009 and 2010, she presented the seventh and eighth season of Nouvelle Star, succeeding to Virginie Efira. She was then replaced by Faustine Bollaert for Accès Privé from November 2010 to January 2011 due to maternity leave. She started presenting again the program from January to June 2011. It was also Faustine Bollaert who replaced her to present the Grand bêtisier des stars in December 2010.

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In June 2011, Virginie Guilhaume left M6 to return on France 2 in September that year, the channel of her beginnings, where she presented a new program titled Secrets de famille, broadcast on Wednesday during the second part of the evening. She was also entrusted on a primetime presenting the different programs of the channel including their presenters, in September 2012, titled C'est la rentrée. She then presented different programs such as Rire ensemble contre la racisme and Les Rois du Bêtisier. In October 2012, she co-hosted again with Olivier Minne the Concert pour la tolérance. She then presented in February 2013 at the Zénith de Paris the Victoires de la Musique with Laurent Ruquier, broadcast on France 2.

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In July 2013, she presented on France 2 the first season of the professional pastry contest Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier ? for four episodes. Since September 2013, she replaced Alessandra Sublet on the presentation of the program Hier Encore with Charles Aznavour. She also presented at that time Un air de famille on the same channel, a program that ended on 4 November 2013. She later presented the Bêtisier de Noël at the end of the year and the backstage of Le Grand Show. She presented in January 2014 the program Retour en terre inconue along with Frédéric Lopez, broadcast live just after Rendez-vous en terre inconnue. She then presented on France 2 in February the Victoires de la Musique, that reached the audience of 3 million viewers, which had not happened for five years. In May and June 2014, she presented the second season of the pastry contest Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier ? for six episodes.

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In May 2015, she is the spokesperson for France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which took place in Vienna, Austria, announcing directly from Paris the score given by the French jury. In June, at the eve of the Fête de la musique, she co-hosted on France 2 the evening program Du soleil et des tubes with Patrick Sébastien from Nice. In July 2015, she presented the third season of the pastry contest Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier ? for four episodes. In September 2015, she started presenting on France 2 the weekly cultural program Grand Public. In February 2016, she co-hosted with Bruno Guillon the Victoires de la Musique. In November 2016, Virginie Guilhaume left France 2.

Personal life

Virginie Guilhaume was born in Paris, the daughter of Philippe Guilhaume, former director of Antenne 2 and FR3 from August 1989 to December 1990, and Brigitte Schmit, former director of communications at Antenne 2. She is the grandniece of Jacques Chaban-Delmas.

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Virginie Guilhaume married in 2007 the television producer Stéphane Gateau. They have one son named Romeo, born on 3 December 2010. They are now divorced.

France 2 (2007–08)

  • La Saint Valentin en chansons with Olivier Minne (2007)
  • Tubes des Tubes (2007)
  • Les Stars de l'année 2007 with Olivier Minne (2007)
  • Les Femmes en chansons with Olivier Minne (2008)
  • Les Rois du Rire (2008)
  • M6 (2008–11)

  • Stars et Fortunes (2008)
  • Accès Privé (2008–11)
  • Le grand bêtisier des stars (2008)
  • Nouvelle Star (2009–10)
  • Les 20 images de Johnny que les Français n'oublieront jamais (2010)
  • Les 20 "Surprise sur prise" que les Français n'oublieront jamais (2010)
  • France 2 (2012–16)

  • C'est la rentrée (2012)
  • Ta mère en 6e (2012)
  • Rire ensemble contre le racisme (2012)
  • Les Rois du Bêtisier (2012)
  • Simplement pour un soir (2012)
  • Ils chantent pour la tolérance with Olivier Minne (2013)
  • Victoires de la Musique with Laurent Ruquier (2013)
  • Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier ? (2013–15)
  • Un air de famille (2013)
  • Hier Encore with Charles Aznavour (2013–14)
  • La Grande Soirée du Rire (2014)
  • Retour en terre inconnue with Frédéric Lopez (2014)
  • Victoires de la Musique (2014)
  • Une femme, un artiste (2014)
  • Eurovision Song Contest as spokesperson of France (2015)
  • La Fête de la musique, du soleil et des tubes with Patrick Sébastien (2015)
  • Victoires de la Musique with Bruno Guillon (2016)
  • References

    Virginie Guilhaume Wikipedia