With the return of ‘The Academy’ and criticism of Yahir’s performance as presenter, it is inevitable to stop thinking about Alan Tacher, the driver who was part of the phenomenon 20 years ago.
Now he works at Despierta América, at Univision, but in a recent interview with Yordi Rosado he recalled a bit of the success of the reality show that he hosted in its first seasons.
Thus we learned that when he announced the expelled student, although he had an envelope in hand, it was actually empty, and the name of the person was told by the producer Giorgio Aresu through the pea (hearing aid through which he received instructions).
“I was the only driver and I did everything from memory, sometimes with the pea. I hated my producer with all my heart and to give the show more emotion, the eliminated envelope came blank, but to make it more real, they didn’t say anything to me. So I didn’t know who was going to come out so I was the same as all the viewers, “confessed Alan.
But one day the worst happened. The producer did not tell him the name of the expelled and he had to improvise. “The producer forgot to tell me who would come out, so he started yelling at me about things so that I would say it. I kept improvising, waiting for the name until the co-producer noticed something strange and asked him if he had already told me so he realized his mistake and told me after three minutes. He was yelling at me: ‘Son of the fuck * ada, son of the scoundrel, what the hell are you waiting for? They are going to cut us off, we have to get out, you disgusting bastard, ”he recalled.
After admitting that the producer spoke to him with high-sounding language, Alan recounted: “I kept improvising, waiting for the name until the co-producer noticed something strange and asked him if he had already told me, he realized his mistake and told me. after three minutes.
Of course, Alan Tacher assures that “everything in The Academy was real”.
“The only thing I could tell you that if we extended a week once was that we didn’t want someone to come out and then we invented. I don’t know if they remember a question that Javier Alatorre entered, I think it was and the program stopped me before saying the name , but from then on it was always real,” he said.