Today Inside, the successor to VI Today, every broadcast is filled by Wilfred Genee, Johan Derksen and René van der Gijp. Guests don’t really need them, because the trio fills themselves in with another old anecdote or another whooping bang of giggles from Gijp.
However, it’s a good idea to make a change if other people join in. Problem: Fewer and fewer guests are approaching.
“Sometimes I think: How should we move forward immediately?” “We rarely get anyone here. Everyone we call, everyone our editors call out, everyone thinks about this program: What would do me best?”
Viewership numbers are still ranked: between 600,000 and 700,000 per episode. But fresh air is needed, Gijp knows.
It also appears that Johan Derricksen has crossed out a lot of names on the list of potential guests. Simply because he finds it too boring, unsuitable for the show or the topics of the day.
Oddly enough, VI’s editors also think the topics are “running out”. While the war is raging and football leagues are approaching their climax. Gigabe concludes, “I got here two days ago, and then the editor-in-chief came to me and said, ‘We have a big problem. We don’t have subjects and we can’t have people.”
“Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Freelance organizer. Avid analyst. Friendly troublemaker. Bacon junkie.”