Skavlan host Fredrik Skavlan is taking a break from working on TV. The guest of the last episode will be, among others, Sweden’s first female Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.
Nordic the most popular chat program Skavlan ends today, Friday, says, among other things SVT. The reason is that the program leader, the Norwegian Fredrik Skavlan, 55, wants to take a break from TV work. Skavlan has been running the program for 13 years. The season ending now is the twenty-fifth.
The first female guest will be Sweden’s first female prime minister Magdalena Andersson as well as Swedish Felix Herngren, which controls Netflix ‘s new series Anxious outfit. In addition, a Norwegian queen of humor will be met Else Kåss Furuseth and the Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsihanouskaya. Bo Kaspers Orchestra will take the stage.
Skavlan is one of the longest running debate programs not only in the Nordic countries but also in Europe as a whole. The Swedish-Norwegian show started at SVT in 2009 and soon at NRK in Norway. In Finland Skavlan began appearing through SVT World in 2011 and since 2013 it has also been available in Denmark.
In Finland, the program is especially popular among Finno-Swedes. It gathers 30,000 to 40,000 viewers a week on the Fem channel. In the arena, the program has about 10,000 starts per episode.
In the program has over the years visited a wide range of public figures, such as The Dalai Lama, Greta Thunberg, Hannah Gadsby, Bill Gates as well as the princess Madeleine and his spouse Chris O’Neill.
“The most important thing I’ve learned over the years is that none of the people I met in the program have been quite the way I had imagined in advance. You can do as much background research as you want, but when you talk to the surface, something unexpected still pops up, ”Skavlan tells SVT.
Skavlanin A Swedish journalist and author will appear on SVT’s program map Carina Bergfeldtin discussion program.
Skavlan, on display at Yle Areena today at 8 p.m.
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