Failed duet: Evgenia Medvedeva could have hosted TV show with Alina Zagitova, but 'something went wrong'
The principle of sports school Sambo-70 Renat Lyaishev said that the two stars of figure skating could have co-hosted the TV show, regretting that they will not appear together on the screen.
“Yes, I knew that Alina will host the show. I wish she could have hosted it with Medvedeva, I know that she was suggested to be one of the presenters. It’s a pity that they will not work together. Their relationship could be more friendly and they could have co-hosted the program. Initially they were offered to work together,” Lyaishev said.
When asked why Medvedeva had turned down the offer Lyaishev said that “something simply went wrong” and the organizers decided to have just Zagitova as the host.
“She didn’t reject the offer to host the show with Zagitova. Just something went wrong,” he added.
Reigning world and Olympic champion Zagitova will make her debut as the presenter of the figure skating TV show on Russia’s Channel One.
Medvedeva hosted the same show two years ago taking short interviews with ‘Ice Age – Kids’ contestants.
Back then she was widely praised for her talent as a TV presenter, winning praise for how she consoled the less successful participants.
It remains unknown why the show organizers decided not invite Medvedeva, but it’s likely that the skater herself didn’t accept the job, preferring to fully focus on her sporting career.