the essential Journalist Thomas Sotto will take a step back on France 2 because of his relationship with a communication advisor from Jean Castx in Matigon. He will no longer host political broadcasts on the public service channel.
A “love affair” indeed shook the public service channel this week leading to this decision on the part of the journalist in agreement with his management, according to Le Parisien .
The reason for this step back is the romantic relationship that Thomas Sotto has maintained since this summer with Mayada Boulos, the communication and press advisor to Prime Minister Jean Castex. On the other hand, the journalist retains the co-hosting of Télématin and the joker position of 20 weekend hours, replacing Laurent Delahousse.
According to Le Parisien , the France 2 management found itself in embarrassment when it learned of this hitherto secret relationship. “This type of situation is not unprecedented and France Télévisions has the procedures to deal with it calmly. Thomas Sotto is an exemplary journalist and without ethical reproaches. He has always fully respected the principles of independence and impartiality of the public service “, explained the channel to our colleagues.