vendredi 25 janvier 2013

The Prima Donna of Dutch television

1983 - 2013: 30 years of Patty Brard on the small screen

Patty Brard will always be remembered as a member of the now-defunct LUV' trio but the public also knows her as a fabulous TV personality. Thirty years ago exactly, on January 25th 1983, the diva made her TV debut as a co-host of the Candid Camera-like show "Bananasplit" with Ralf Inbar on TROS/Nederland 1. The program was a huge success in Holland and Belgium and some episodes peaked at seven million viewers!!!

Patty Brard & Ralf Inbar (1983)

In 1985, Patty presented with Pippo Baudo the "Sanremo Music Festival" which attracted 20 million viewers on RAI Uno in Italy. 

In 1986 and 1987, she briefly hosted "Bingo", a music chart program on BRT in Belgium.                                                

September 1989 saw her comeback on television with the hidden camera show "Gaan met die banaan" on the first commercial channel created in Holland: "RTL Veronique" (currently RTL 4).

Gaan met die banaan - RTL Veronique (RTL 4) in 1989 and 1990

After her bankruptcy in 1993, she appeared again on the small screen with programs in which she put celebrities and unknowns in the spotlight (Hart van de stad (RTL 4, 1994) Brard gaat extreem (RTL 5, 1994), Onder de B van Brard (RTL 5, 1995), Brard gaat extreem (Veronica, 1997–1998), Brard (Veronica, 1997–1998), Patty (Veronica, 1999), Patty gaat extreem (Veronica, 1999)

Interview with Sylvia Kristel on "Onder de K van Kristel" (1995, RTL 5) - Part 1

Onder de K van Kristel (1995, RTL 5) - Part 2

Patty's interview with Marilyn Manson (late 1998 - early 1999)

In early 2001, she interviewed VIPs in her house on "Absolutely Patty".  Later that year, she hosted the third edition of "Big Brother" on Yorin.

"Absolutely Patty" (2001)

"Big Brother - The Battle" (2001)

From 2003 to 2006, she starred in a string of reality shows: "Patty's Posse" (which featured her privacy and drew 800.000 to 1 million viewers), "Patty's Fort" (unfairly known as the "Klysma show" because of a segment showing Miss Brard having an enema), "Pat's Life", "Lieve Patty" and "Back In Luv'" (which dealt with Luv's reunion).

Patty, René Muthert & Priscilla Nasi on "Patty's Posse" (2003)

Smile: theme from "Patty's Posse" (2003)

Patty arguing with columnist Nico Dijkshoorn on "Patty's Posse" (2003)

Lieve Patty: opening credit (2005)

Luv' and Bobby Farrell backstage at De Toppers concert on "Back in Luv" (2006)

Back in Luv' on RTL 5 (Holland) and VTM (Belgium) in 2006

Patty's funny performance on SBS 6 figure skating competition "Sterren Dansen Op Het Ijs" in January 2007 was a heavily covered media event and relaunched her TV career. 

Patty on "Sterren Dansen Op Het Ijs" (2007)

After a 15-year partnership with RTL Nederland, Patty signed a contract with SBS and was involved in several shows:

* "Shownieuws" (an entertainment news program she co-hosted with Viktor Brand from February 2007 to May 2011).

Patty & Viktor on Shownieuws (2009)

* "De Nieuwe Uri Geller" (the Dutch version of the Israeli paranormal talent contest "The Successor" (which was high in the ratings in 2008-2009). She was a regular guest on the first season, co-hosted the second season with Tooske Ragas and the third edition with Beau van Erven Dorens. She was also part of a jury on the 2010 edition.

Hayashi's cucumber act with Patty (2008)

"Wie Ben Ik?": She was team captain on this game show with Gerard Joling in 2008 and 2009.

Wie Ben Ik?

* "K2 zoekt K3", a talent show with Patty in the jury and whose aim was to search the new member of Flemish girl group K3.

K2 Zoekt K3 (2009)

* The second season of "Coming to Holland: Prins zoekt vrouw", the Dutch version of "Undercover Princes" aired between November 2010 and January 2011.

In April 2011, Sanoma and Talpa took over SBS Nederland. One month later, Patty's deal was not extended. In September and October 2001, the "enfant terrible of Dutch showbiz" appeared on RTL 4 reality show "Diva's draaien door" with Patricia Paay and Tatjana Simic.

Patricia, Patty & Tatjana on "Diva's Draaien Door" (2011)

La Brard's splash on SBS 6 celebrity diving competition "Sterren Springen" caused a sensation in late August 2012 and put her in the limelight again.

Currently, the larger than life entertainer can be seen on "Wie is de reisleider" on RTL 5 and occasionally again on "Shownieuws" as a "showbiz expert"Her next project called "Echte Meisjes op de Prairie" will air in March. It will feature female characters and gay candidates from several acclaimed reality shows who will be put to the test on the American prairie.

Patty knows how to re-invent herself and can be proud of the longevity of her career.

Source: Wikipedia, De Krant van Toen, YouTube...

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