Paul de Leeuw: reviled and revered

Paul de Leeuw: you love him or you hate him. The controversial and innovative television, which he creates, sometimes at people going down the wrong way shoot. But in the meantime can Hilversum’t get enough of the 56-year-old comedian and producer.

Paul de Leeuw

Last Friday, BnnVara known that Paul after the summer, say goodbye to the broadcaster. Although Paul Vara, rather, the back toekeerde, he achieved his greatest successes in broadcasting. The radio show The Lion is awake, and tv programs like The Scream of the Lion – to which the Netherlands met with Bob and Annie de Rooij – and Let the Lion are just a few examples.

Paul is looking for with his programs the limits. Sometimes on the edge, but sometimes also over it. As lamented Anneke Grönloh The Lion in 2002, because he is a memento left insinuating that the singer of the drink was. Also, professor B. Smalhout began a process against the presenter, because Paul made him slow left turn into Hitler.


Both of the offending clips are from Hostel the Lion, the television show that Paul for the NCRV made. In 2001, he made the much talked about transition, out of dissatisfaction with the zenderprofiel of Nederland 3. The NCRV, where Paul also in the beginning of his career worked for, however, had soon trouble with the sometimes coarse presenter. The ways of Paul and the broadcasting divorced in 2002 after a conflict about a broadcast of Inn, the Lion about the death of prince Claus.

Paul returned at the Vara and made programs as PaPaul and Beautiful! Again the Lion, that on Saturday evening the hole filled of Heard after the departure of Jack Spijkerman. In 2006, Paul ’a trip’ to Bnn’s Ranking The Stars. The program was Paul’s longest-running. Also this summer, he is still to be seen in Ranking The Stars, the latest program which he for the now merged BnnVara presents.


Also as presenter of The Quiz, that emanated from his program PAU!L, loved Paul the long full. The successful program, in which comedians Rob Urgert, Joep van Deudekom, Niels van der Laan en Jeroen Woe the news discussed, came last month after ten seasons until its end.

Friday showed Paul through BnnVara know after the end of The Quiz to search for a role in a program where he is a part of, without the cart having to pull.

Although he will say goodbye to BnnVara, will Paul the television world, not the back. RTL let Friday know that The Lion, member of the jury in the program, Holland’s Got Talent.

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