On December 2 and 3, as tradition dictates, at the start of winter, France Télévisions is organizing a TV marathon in aid of research into rare diseases. In all, it will last 30 hours, and the public service has found a sponsor up to the situation.
He has a career on stage, in film, and on television, and Kev Adams, 31, is “the youngest sponsor in the history of the Telethon” as he explains in a video published on social networks, for this 36e editing. The one who currently officiates on TF1, in the show Mask Singer, of which he has been on the jury for 4 seasons, did not hide “his pride, his joy and his emotion” to take on such a responsibility.
And for good reason, the Telethon collected 74 million euros in donations last year, thanks to rapper Soprano. Will Kev Adams manage to do better? He promises anyway “to make a Telethon like never seen before”. In addition to his presence on the antennas of France TV, with Sophie Davant, Nagui or Cyril Féraud, he will also be with families, researchers and volunteers in the four cities that are ambassadors of the charity movement, namely Lorient (56), Dijon (21), Guebwiller (68) and Cassis (13), during the Telethon.
This is not the first time that such a mission has been entrusted to a comedian. We remember that Anne Roumannoff was godmother of the Telethon in 2010, followed by Gad Elmaleh in 2011 (whom Kev Adams knows well) and even Franck Dubosc in 2012.
Kev Adams is not coming to the Telethon for the first time, either. He has a long history with the program, as he indeed recounts: “The Téléthon set was one of my first TV shows. It was in 2009, I was super impressed but already very proud to be there. That year, it was Daniel Auteuil who sponsored this major event.
See you on December 2 and 3 on the antennas of @Francetele.
– France Televisions (@Francetele) September 15, 2022