There were many comings and goings waiting for the return of Mirtha Legrand to television, after a long absence imposed by the pandemic and its restrictions. Finally, and in a surprising way, the diva announced that she will be in front of her program again this Saturday on the screen of El Trece.
“My beloved granddaughter Juana replaced me, now for her quarantine I replace her. A special night where we meet again. I wait for you,” he wrote next to a photo of him, in the Instagram post.
The long-awaited return of Mirtha to television occurs after almost a year and a half of absence, only interrupted in December of last year when the diva participated in a special program with her granddaughter to say goodbye to the year.
With the outbreak of the pandemic, Mirtha decided to protect herself and take care of her health, because at 94 years old, she is part of the risk group. And in an unprecedented event, after 53 years of being at the forefront of his cycle, his place was taken by his granddaughter Juana Viale.
Since March 2020, Juanita took over both the management of The night of Mirtha Legrand, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., as of the classic lunches in Having lunch with Mirtha Legrand, from Sundays to noon. And she was impressing her style and her own imprint on the programs, always closely followed by her grandmother.
Now, with Juana on a trip, Mirtha will make an impasse in her long and forced absence from the screen, to return to her much-loved program. But it will only be for one night.
A unique special
In principle, and as confirmed by sources from El Trece, Mirtha will record a single special at the La Corte studios, hours before it airs, at 9:30 p.m., almost competing with PH, the cycle that Andy Kusnetzoff leads on Telefe, in a classic that is already common.
Although the guests have not yet been confirmed, the shipments on Saturdays, unlike those on Sundays, have a more political profile, as it has been since his granddaughter has been driving.
Special program. In December 2020, Juana Viale, Mirtha Legrand and Marcela Tinayre shared a television lunch.
Now Juana is in Paris for a couple of weeks, accompanying her eldest daughter, Ambar, 18, who will spend a few months in France studying cinema at La Soborna. Marcela Tinayre, Mirtha’s daughter, is also in Paris at this time with Ambar and Juana.
The return of Mirtha was planned, in principle, for the month of September, although it did not have an exact date. Everything depended on Mirtha’s desire to resume driving and no one wanted to pressure her for that, since the diva prioritized taking care of her health and avoiding a possible contagion of covid.
In the first months of the pandemic, Mirtha had ensured that she would only return to her classic television tables when she was vaccinated. This year, she was among the first litters to receive the covid vaccine. Thus, a few months ago, Mirtha was seen accompanied by her grandson Nacho Viale, also a producer of the cycle, at the Islamic Center of Palermo, where she received, several months apart, the two doses of Sputnik V.
With this situation, everyone speculated that Mirtha was already ready to resume her activity and there was also talk that she would stay in charge of Sunday lunches while Juana continued driving the Saturday cycle. However, she preferred to wait, alerted by the appearance of the delta variant of the virus.
After this replacement of his replacement this Saturday, Mirtha will return to his house, since on Sunday El Trece will air a movie, during lunch hours and, on September 4, after fulfilling the corresponding quarantine, he will resume the driving Juana. If Mirtha wants to return later, it is not yet defined. Meanwhile, her audience is always waiting for her.