Paul Witteman considers the chance “very small” that he will make a new TV program after Podium Witteman has stopped. The presenter said this on Wednesday in the talk show Khalid & Sophie on NPO 1. Witteman recently announced that he was saying goodbye to his music program after eight seasons. However, a short-lived television appearance does not exclude the 75-year-old presenter.
“It may not be the last time, this evening, that you see me on television,” said Witteman at the table. “When people say: I’d like you to be the jury chairman of a classic program, well, I’ll do that. I like that. But in terms of ‘Witteman is going to put together a new program and we’ll see it on the TV in the next ten years’, I think the chance is very small.”
According to Witteman, there are “worse things” than quitting. Podium Witteman is doing “extremely well”, he said. “It allows you to leave in a way that elicits satisfaction.” In the last two weeks after he announced his retirement from the program, he has had “nice and supportive responses.” “That is a nice bonus for someone with a shaky belief in themselves.”
The last episode of the NTR music program Podium Witteman can be seen on Sunday 15 May on NPO 2. The broadcaster is in talks with the NPO about a successor for Podium Witteman.