The absence of the showman played into the hands of competitors.
While the management of Channel One decides the fate of “Evening Urgant”, Tina Kandelaki took advantage of the situation to deprive Ivan Urgant of everything at once. The journalist was recently appointed head of TNT, and according to rumors, the idea of creating her own evening show is very close to her. She will not postpone the new project. The first broadcast will take place in September.
As the portal writes Express Gazeta, Tinatin Givievna is already allegedly negotiating with especially valuable employees of the “Evening Urgant” program to lure them to her. All those who agree will receive 20-50% more than Channel One paid. So Ivan will simply have nowhere to return.
Urgant’s advertising contracts can also be deprived. Kandelaki offers Alfa-Bank, the general sponsor of “Evening Urgant”, more favorable terms of cooperation. If an agreement is reached, Channel One will lose one of its largest sponsors, and Ivan Urgant will cease to be the face of the bank.
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