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Jes Dorph: Afraid to be revealed

With his 20 years as host on the TV2 News, you can rightly give Jes Dorph-Petersen the nickname of 'Mr. News'.

on Saturday, 23. march fills the he 60 years old, but when he thinks about it, so it is only now that he has finally found tranquility in his life and his career.

Jes Dorph-Petersen goes namely not longer on the job with the fear that a boss suddenly finds out that he's not a real 'Mr. News'.

The fear he has otherwise had for most of his working life. He had a feeling that people have thought he was more skilled than he actually was.

- The uncertainty is really about, that one is always afraid to be revealed. On the news I am afraid, that they discovered that I could not the four Danish EU-reservations.

I have always been unsure of how good I actually was. It is a part of the driving force, if you keep so many years, as I do. But in view of what I have been allowed to, then it's gone just fine, he says.


The american psychologist Pauline Clance calls the phenomenon of 'impostor syndrome'. Although clearly skilled at his work, so doubt you still of themselves, and therefore fear, that someone discovers that one is not capable.

When Jes Dorph-Petersen from time to time gives lectures and talks about his uncertainty, he can see that the audience becomes relieved.

- They have it too such. I ask: 'you Know it, you fear meeting at work, and they realise how fucking stupid you are?'. So they all yes, he says.

But he has not hurt himself. The many successful værtsjob is arrived at, that the uncertainty has driven him to prove himself.

- the Driving force is also, that I am afraid to stop, because I don't think I have proven it all yet. In fact, I think it has kept me going, he says.

- It has always been in me, that I every evening just to prove that I was still there. Therefore, I would also have the programmes, every time there came something new, he says.


Jes Dorph-Petersen's versatile career has made him host on the TV2 evening News, 'Who wants to be a millionaire', the Champions League broadcasts on TV3+, kriminalmagasinet 'Station 2', as well as TV2's coverage of the olympic games and several royal and political events.

- In many ways I did well, too much. Each time I said, 'I will also have'. I have been as a small boy, who stood in the slikbutikken and pointed up at the roof-even-the-shelf. But I don't regret it, he says.

When Jes Dorph-Petersen goes one of his many trips in the woods of his hometown, London, it strikes him how much he really has achieved. Today he can laugh a bit of it in a loving way, because he has experienced so much and did not feel finished yet.

I once spoke with Peter Møller (former FCK and Brøndby striker, ed.), and he said that he really had gotten the most and then some out of his talent.

- this is How I have it too. To think that I have achieved so much. I have just been in the right place all the time. I have gotten the most out of my skills in the industry, says Jes Dorph-Petersen.

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