Janine Abbring jumps into the breach for Jelleke van Rijsoort. She disagrees with the criticism that this former make-up artist from De Wereld Draait Door receives on her interview with Beau van Erven Dorens.

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    It’s rare for talk show hosts to separately record a one-on-one interview with a guest prior to airing. Normally that is only reserved for certain politicians or international artists. For Beau van Erven Dorens, however, it is also sufficient if you are Matthijs van Nieuwkerk’s former make-up artist.

    Jelleke tells

    Jelleke van Rijkind, who appears in the infamous Volkskrant article about Matthijs with the hair dryer incident, was ruthlessly put aside by him after nine years. One on one she told Beau yesterday how that went. “She didn’t dare to sit here at the table live, because it affected her too much and she was afraid she would burst into tears.”

    When did Jelleke see Matthijs derail? She says: “I feel that things changed when a new editor-in-chief came in: Dieuwke. You noticed that Matthijs was much more tense and had angry outbursts quite often. I regularly drove very tense to DWDD, that I thought: how am I going to find him this time?

    Hair dryer incident

    The low point for Jelleke was the hair dryer incident. “It was in September 2011 that he suddenly wanted to see my hairdryer. I heard that through production. I thought: see hair dryer?! Yes, because he thought maybe it was my hair dryer that his hair wasn’t looking good. Then I thought: I’ll just go along with it, but of course it doesn’t make any sense at all.”

    “Then I showed my hair dryer a day later and he was kind of looking at it, but I don’t think he knew what to do with it either. He was just looking for something to send me out of the way and I felt that very well at the time. To this day I still don’t know why I was sent away. I still do not know.”

    Very angry

    Jelleke was allowed to continue to make up the guests, but three months later she had to stop doing that too. That was when the edition of Privé was released, in which the DWDD misery was extensively written for the first time.

    It was obvious to Matthijs who the evil genius behind that article was: Jelleke. “I came there with my suitcases and then Matthijs started shouting, ‘You are responsible for that Private piece! I don’t want to see you anymore, you have to go!’ Where everyone was. He was very angry. The production then also said: ‘You better go.’”

    She herself denies having spoken to the Privé at the time. She still suffers from that dismissal.

    Jane defends

    Yet Jelleke is now also criticized for giving such a somewhat dramatic interview to Beau. For example, Letty, the partner of former broadcasting boss Ton Verlind, finds her a bit horny for attention. She tweeted: “This is less sympathetic, isn’t it? We do know the story. But saying no to temporary fame is apparently difficult.”

    Heleen van Royen then: “We know the story. That especially. Talk shows that talk about talk shows. And talk again the next day about what yesterday’s talk show guest had to say about that talk show.”

    Nonsense, says fellow DWDD victim Janine Abbring. She supports Jelleke. “I don’t see why this would make her ‘less likeable’. She no longer works in the TV world and has nothing to gain from ‘temporary fame’. You don’t have to question the integrity of a victim to address the tunnel vision of talk show editors.”

    Fragment

    You can see a fragment with Jelleke, who by the way looks like a TV Kantine imitation of Janine:

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