At the end of the last episode for the start of the finaleweken of ‘The Smartest Man in the World” presenter Erik Van Looy, the list of finalists is known. All the way at the top, Julie Colpaert, Boris Van Severen, and Peter Van de Veire. Place 7 adorned VRT-host Saartje Vandendriessche (43), that Tuesday would have to take office. But after the sudden death of her ex-boyfriend Thomas Verschueren (31), Saartje, however, to forfeit to give. Know The Latest News. Her place will be taken by lawyer Omar Souidi. He played this season three times, got one victory and won one final.