The long-standing DR-host Jacob Riising was one of the more than 200 DR-staff 10. October last year was fired as part of the latest big sparerunde.
'A really bad day at the office is over! It is 19 years ago, I started on the same rainfall at the Danish Radio. Since I have the bla. made Amigo, Versus, Melodi Grand Prix, Riising & Mother, MGP, Who was that now we were, christmas show, Gepetto, Nærradiofonien, Landeplagen and have had my own beautiful talk show. But as a result of the savings in the DR is, unfortunately, I was terminated today', he explained in the context of Instagram.
Jacob Riising and Louise Wolff as hosts at the Danish Melodi Grand Prix 2014. Photo: Mogens Flindt
In the 'Go 'aften Danmark' with the competitors on the TV2 he told afterwards, that the firing had come right behind him.
- It was a great shock. I think it was all that was fired. You expect never to be fired. It always happens to the neighbor, said he approached to host Jes Dorph.
Since his discharge has he considered what direction his career should go, and even though he has not yet been completely resolved, he has taken a big step and created a company. It he says on Instagram.
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- I don't know. I've simply just started a company, and then we shall see what happens. I have a lot of plans, but nothing official or concrete yet. I still make a lot of tv, give lectures and write books, so on that front, nothing has changed, says Riising to Ekstra Bladet, adding that 'a private company' has long been high on the wish list.
- Now I have just been given the opportunity to have my own company, and I have been wanting for a very long time. I would like to be independent and master in its own house. So on this way one can say, that the firing from the Danish Radio was the best thing that could happen.
You is known as a creative and inventive person, so what just happened with the name ’Jacob Riisings company’?
I simply could not find anything better. I don't know anything about having a company. I am totally a beginner and am about to learn what vat is. I have made tv my whole life. I have only gone in 10. class. I have not even gone in high school, so it's there to start his own company has been for me a big one on the experiencer.
What is the next step?
- I must have created a firmabankkonto, and then I have employed a yummy secretary and got a good kantineordning. So there is enough to see in my big company. And then I started with several books, several tv programs and maybe some podcast.
Jacob Riising will still be on the DR, where he is the host of 'Versus'. Photo: DR