The best pastry chef: 5 things to know about the new host Marie Portolano

the essential The tenth season of “Meilleur pâtissier” begins this Wednesday evening on M6. Cyril Lignac and Mercotte will be accompanied by a new host Marie Portolano.

Change in the kitchen! A new host arrives in “The best pastry chef”. It is Marie Portolano who is responsible for presenting this tenth season after Julia Vignali’s departure for “Télématin” on France 2. Cyril Lignac and Mercotte are always there to imagine the events, taste and rate the dishes of the twenty candidates. Who is Marie Portolano? La Dépêche helps you get to know each other.

  • Football supporter from adolescence

When Marie Portolano is years old, in 1998, her mother is appointed director of Gaz de Strasbourg. The family moved to Alsace where they spent two years. This is where young Marie becomes a football supporter. She regularly goes to the Meinau stadium where she encourages the Strasbourg Racing club. She was initiated by her brothers Benoît and Pierre. “When our parents went out on Saturday nights and we stayed at home, it was football on TV. At first, the horror … then it became a passion. Including at recess,” a – she entrusted to Télé Loisirs.

  • 6 months in backpack mode in Africa

At the age of 19 years, Marie Portolano left for six months in Africa with a backpack. Direction Cape Town in South Africa. When she returned to France, it was decided: she wanted to be a journalist. She began her career at LCI in 1998 then moved on to sports channels: Eurosport, CFoot, beIN Sport and the Canal football club from 2014 with Hervé Mathoux on Canal +.

  • A 6 year old child

Marie Portolano is married to actor, humorist and producer Grégoire Ludig. She has a son, James, born late 2014 and aged 6. Marie Portolano describes herself in Télé Loisirs as “a pretty cool mother but very much on her education”.

  • A shocking doc on sexism in sports journalism

At the start 2021, Marie Portolano and Guillaume Priou make a documentary to evoke the place of women in sports journalism and the place of women in editorial staff. Its title: “I’m not a slut, I’m a journalist”. About fifteen journalists testify: Clémentine Sarlat, Estelle Denis, Isabelle Ithurburu, Nathalie Ianetta or Laurie Delhostal. This documentary led to the ousting of journalist Pierre Menès from Canal + and led to eleven disciplinary proceedings within Radio France.

  • The host who climbs on M6

Marie Portolano arrived on M6 last spring. She presented “100% Euro” on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup. She also embarked on entertainment with “The Extraordinary Evening” at the end of June. From this Thursday, Marie Portolano will present “The best pastry chef” each week followed in the second part of the evening by “The best pastry chef: cakes to order” with duels organized between participants of the first nine seasons of the show.

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