Isabelle Ithurburu officially leaves Canal to replace Nikos Aliagas at the head of the program "50' inside". Discover his portrait.
[Updated May 23, 2023 at 5:07 p.m.] The TV transfer window has started. Isabelle Ithurburu, the journalist specializing in rugby who has worked on Canal since 2009, is leaving the encrypted channel for TF1. She was chosen to present the show "50' Inside" replacing Nikos Aliagas.
Isabelle Ithurburu therefore joins the first channel and will also present "Le Mag de la Coupe du monde" of rugby, for this 2023 edition. Previously, the 40-year-old journalist specializing in rugby had cut her teeth in "La matinale sport" then in the "Canal Rugby Club". She should take up her new position at TF1 in September 2023.
Short biography of Isabelle Ithurburu - Elected miss Pau-Béarn in 2001, Isabelle Ithurburu participated in the musical tele-hook show "La Nouvelle Star" on M6 in 2007 for the fifth season. She is one of the last ten finalists. For the occasion, she sings live at the Pavillon Baltard, the song Butterfly by the group Superbus. After studying international business, Isabelle Ithurburu joined Infosport in 2009, Canal's sports news channel. She presents several magazines: "Sports Dimanche" and "L'Édition du soir" then "La matinale sports". But it is thanks to rugby that the Bearnaise breaks through, hosting the "Canal Rugby Club" from 2021 to 2023. She will be the presenter of "50 minutes inside" from September 2023.
Isabelle Ithurburu has been a supporter of the Section Pau rugby club since her childhood. It was there that she met her husband, the Argentinian rugby player Gonzalo Quesada. During the World Cup in 2011, she co-hosted with Eric Bayle the "Jour de Coupe du monde" program on weekends on Canal. In 2012, she replaced Darren Tulett at the presentation of "Samedi Sport" and continued to manage "Les Décodeurs" on Inforsport. Since the start of the 2012-2013 school year, Isabelle Ithurburu has presented "Rugby Day" every weekend. She is also responsible for interviewing the players at the edge of the pitch during matches broadcast by Canal on Friday evenings. From 2021 to 2023, she hosts the Canal Rugby Club show on Saturday and Sunday evenings on Canal. On May 23, 2023, it was announced that she was leaving Canal to join the presentation of 50' Inside on TF1.