Xavier Domergue presents the second season of Who wants to be my associate? on M6 this Wednesday January 12. But who is he? Télé Star tells you more.
A new face. The first season of Who wants to be my partner? has been talked about a lot. Broadcast on M6, this one, presented by Julien Courbet has been acclaimed by the critics but returns however for new episodes. For this second season, Xavier Domergue will have to coach, listen and motivate entrepreneurs before they appear in front of investors, then collect their reactions at the end of the presentation of their project. But who is he? Star TV tells you more. Born in 1982 in Bordeaux, Xavier Domergue is the son of a well-known footballer, Jean-Francois Domergue. However, he did not want to follow the same career as him and went to studies at Bordeaux business school, before turning to journalism. “My son saw football more as a leisure sport“, Jean-François Domergue said in an interview with Le Parisien. Determined to move into another field, Xavier Domergue nevertheless specialized in sport and more particularly football. He participated in several internships within the editorial staff of the magazine France Football then then to Eurosport.
He is passionate. Xavier Domergue’s career began as a freelance writer at Orange, My Sport Channel and Canal +. In 2012, he was able to join the editorial staff of bein Sports. It was thus commentator and worked on Ligue 1, Euro in 2012 then in 2016. He had the opportunity to cover the 2014 world cup but also that of 2018. A few years later, in June 2020, he was hired by the channel M6 and notably commented the matches of the French men’s and women’s team. He was also present during Euro 2021 and worked jointly with Robert Pirès. While his voice is very often put forward, he is used to being compared to Grégoire Margotton. “It doesn’t bother me“, he said in an interview with the Parisian. However, he assured that he”would like to stop talking to me“. The reason ? “I’m not trying to copy, it’s not my idea. I prefer to have fun. Grégoire had some nice messages. We both sound pretty serious. Grégoire was a source of inspiration like Thierry Gilardi and others. It’s okay to be inspired by the best“, he had concluded.
Who wants to be my partner: why did Julien Courbet leave?
While Xavier Domergue is about to take over, why did Julien Courbet leave after only one season? “It is a great honor and a great pleasure to have been chosen to accompany this program for a new season. You are aware that this is an area that is not necessarily mine. I was very happy to spend time with these teams and investors“, he confided to Télé Loisirs. Nicolas de Tavernost, the boss of the M6 group, who had provided details: “We pay attention to the professional overload of Julien Courbet. Between radio and television, it occupies a lot of the antennas of the M6 group. He also has the right to a little rest“. What about Xavier Domergue? “He is a clever and intelligent boy. His profile corresponds well to what we want to offer with this show. Xavier was a very good moderator in this second season, he had a very good cohesion with the jury“, he had concluded. Will it be appreciated by viewers?
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