The Test of the Cook closes, but Antonella Clerici is not thanked and Lucio Presta replies on social media
The Test of the Cook closes, but Antonella Clerici is not thanked and Lucio Presta intervenes. The last episode of the show hosted by Elisa Isoardi and Claudio Lippi aired on June 26. The couple landed at the helm of the transmission after the farewell of Clerici who was the host of La Prova del Cuoco for 17 years. A long period studded with successes and excellent ratings, so much so that part of the audience never accepted the choice of the presenter to leave.
Almost 20 years after the airing of the first episode, Rai has decided to close La Prova del Cuoco. The program will be replaced by a new broadcast, conducted by Antonella Clerici, which will be broadcast from her home in the woods where she lives with her daughter Maelle and her partner Vittorio Garrone. The closure of the Chef's Test, as was foreseeable, was marked by controversy, above all because Isoardi's future is now uncertain. To celebrate years of success and excellent ratings was also Endemol, the production company of the transmission, who published a post on Instagram in which he thanked everyone, forgetting however to explicitly mention Clerici.
“After 20 years, the test of the cook greets his audience today – reads -. Thanks to Elisa Isoardi, to Claudio Lippi, to the whole team and to all the people who, in recent years, have worked on this historical program every day with passion and great professionalism. And thanks to all of you who have always followed us with affection. It has been an honor to enter your homes for a long time and to celebrate, together with you, the cuisine, the Italian excellence and the culture of eating well. Thank you!".
Lucio Presta, husband of Paola Perego and manager of the VIPs, intervened on the matter, who commented on the post, pointing out that Endemol should also have thanked Antonella. “Without controversy – he wrote -, but out of respect for your story, you have forgotten 17 years of success, who started and led to success, but a great man taught me that gratitude is a feeling on the eve. Having said that I had seen a lot but this is a lot of stuff ".