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Talpa cannot yet confirm the end of Today Inside | TV

Johan Derksen, Wilfred Genee and René van der Gijp abruptly stopped presenting at the end of April after a storm of angry reactions about a confession by Derksen. The football analyst said he had penetrated an unconscious woman with a candle fifty years ago. He later said that he had exaggerated the story a bit. Nevertheless, the Public Prosecution Service launched an investigation and many sponsors dropped out. After all the commotion, the trio no longer wanted to continue with the program.

The riot showed similarities with a similar incident in June 2020. Then many people fell over a funny comment that Derksen made about Zwarte Piet and rapper Akwasi. Derksen then also said that he no longer wanted to participate in the program. However, he let it be known in his biography that John de Mol, Talpa’s boss, kept him to his contract. Talpa Network does not want to explain the question of whether this also happens after the candle riot.

Talpa also does not want to confirm whether the program Today Inside definitively stops. The program’s social media channels are still up and running. According to Talpa, the company is doing this “for the fans.” The news that appears on the website and the pages on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are mainly about football news and the riot surrounding the program.

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