Karina Rivera He revealed the moment when he found out that he was no longer on his children’s show “Karina y Timoteo”, where he achieved fame on television for many years. The cheerleader recalled that she, at that time, was pregnant with her first child and she had a threatened abortion, which is why she asked for a week off to be able to give birth with peace of mind.
However, one day after the birth of her baby, she found out that the production had removed her from her job and replaced her with Maria Pia Copello. It was a painful episode, which he now remembers as an incident that could have been avoided.
Karina Rivera chose Anna Carina as her replacement
He explained that he chose Anna Carina as her replacement because she had a friendship with her and because of her name, because that way the program was not going to change its title. But the production did not take into account his decision.
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“I got pregnant, the most beautiful of a woman (…) but it seems that she didn’t like it… I had a threatened abortion and needed a week off, and I looked for someone who could help me with the program, they took me to the office of the production company and there were the Copello sisters. I said (let it be) ‘Anna Carina’ because of the relationship we had,” said the cheerleader for the YouTube channel, “For my mother.”
“I choose Anna Carina because she sang, I knew her because she had been on the showand because her name was Carina and she was not going to see a change in the name of the program, “he added.
How did Karina Rivera find out that they took her off the air?
Karina Rivera stated that they promised her that she would return with Timoteo, so she was disappointed to learn that she had already been fired from the América TV program.
“They told me ‘once you give birth you come back’ (…) The program was still called Karina and Timoteo, with María Pía there and I think that was a mistake… I gave birth on a Friday and on Saturday the program was called María Pía y Timoteo (…) Now I laugh, but at that moment I cried seas”, he expressed.
Timoteo knew that Karina was going to be fired
In an interview, Ricardo Bonilla He said that he was aware that Karina Rivera was going to be removed from the air, but he remained silent. At the time, he wanted to talk about it, but they forbade it.
“One day after the recording they told me what was going to happen. (…) I didn’t tell my friend, I should have warned her, but the producer asked me not to say anything. I listened, the program ended and they called Karina to tell her that she would not be there. And that caused tremendous upset, ”she recounted.
María Pía Copello responds after statements by Karina Rivera
The program “Amor y fuego” revealed a preview of the statements that María Pía Copello gave about the time she worked as an animator with Timoteo. The host of “This is war” stated that if she could turn back time, she would not have agreed to be Karina Rivera’s replacement.
“At this time I was very young, and If today I was proposed to do what I did when I was 20 years old, I would not do it again”, Anna Carina’s sister is heard saying.
When was the last episode of “Karina and Timoteo”?
The last episode of the program “Karina and Timoteo” was broadcast on Saturday, August 14, 1999 after five consecutive years on the air on América Televisión.
The children’s segment showed cheerleader Karina Rivera saying goodbye to the beloved dragon with the song “We are friends.” She wore an astronaut suit and pretended that she was going on a trip to space in a ship.
Do Karina Rivera and Timoteo plan to return to television?
At the end of 2021, Karina Rivera and Timothy They starred in an emotional reunion on television. After many years, the cheerleader and the popular doll appeared on the program En boca de todos, where they revealed that they would have plans to work together again.
The fans thought that it was a television project that would be broadcast on América TV. However, a few weeks ago, Karina Rivera announced that they would give a show for her 27th anniversary.
Karina and Timoteo’s children’s show
The duo reported that their tour entitled “Children again” will take place in different parts of the country. It will start with two performances at the Teatro Canout, on April 23 and 24.
During the long-awaited event, they will sing songs with which they managed to captivate the little ones: “My skateboard and Dad”, “The world upside down”, “My friend Timoteo”, among others.