Philip Freriks had trouble with criticism on slips of the tongue
Philip Freriks had in his time as a newsreader at NOS Journaal trouble with the fact that he was settled on his slips of the tongue. That says, the presenter Friday in the Volkskrant.
“The Telegraph called me quickly ‘Philip The Hakkelaar’. There was then a criminal with a similar nickname. I didn’t like, all the criticism, but you should see in perspective,” says Freriks (72).
According to him, it went wrong, mainly in the beginning and was then better. “But the image was located, so called people every hitch: you see! All in all, I have fourteen years sustained at the News, so bad was it not. Now I see it as a name.”
Freriks think in retrospect that it had to do with his bilingualism. “I’ve been living since 1965, in Paris, with some interruptions. I am so bilingual that things are sometimes intertwined. That I underestimated, that is me in the road sit down,” he says. “It vented when I got to the Journal started. I wanted something too much, had too often tend to improvise.”
When The smartest man, the quiz Freriks, since 2012, presents, ‘hakkelt’ the presenter as well. “But less often than before,” he says to the newspaper. “And if something goes wrong, I can always say: stop. Then cut it out.”