Recruitment and Notoriety
Diane Chatelet lights up the daily shows and the prime time of Affaire Conclue (France 2), the auction show she joined almost five years ago. Her sparkling personality has allowed her to win over the general public and become very popular. I arrived in the show in season 2, it was in October 2018. How do you live the success of the show and your growing notoriety? It’s true that everything happened extremely quickly but with great kindness. Of course, I didn’t have that popularity but since it is related to my job, everything happened very naturally. It’s not like I was becoming a columnist in a show that had nothing to do with it, it’s very complementary to what I do in life and it gives me visibility. This is what is interesting for me. This show gives us visibility that we could not have otherwise. Has this changed your daily life? Yes. The viewers who see us every day and whom I meet later when I go to their homes for their works of art, already trust us. They still let us in when it comes to their intimacy, normally trust has to be born, and thanks to the show it is already acquired.
Changes to Daily Life
Do you have any backstage secrets to share? There are initiations for the new ones. FX (François Xavier Renou, ed) is very teasing with Caroline (Margeridon, ed) in particular. We all share the same dressing room and we can hide a shirt for example, it remains good-natured. Caroline’s car has also been a target (laughs). But it’s really naughty, there’s nothing mean. It has changed my daily life in that the viewers who see us every day and whom I meet later when I go to their homes for their works of art, already trust us. They still let us in when it comes to their intimacy, normally trust has to be born, and thanks to the show it is already acquired.
You joined the Affaire Conclue team in 2018 and have been a regular buyer ever since. How were you recruited? I didn’t know anyone, neither at Warner nor in the audiovisual world in general and I sent a cover letter and a CV, like a bottle in the sea. I was called the next day to meet three days later and three days later I started shooting. For me, it happened very quickly. I found the show avant-garde, entertaining and at the same time very didactic because we all learn. And there you go, I sent my application like this, very spontaneously, without projecting myself. And when I was called the next day, I was particularly surprised (laughs).