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This Tuesday, Ramón García is the guest of The Hormiguero. A communication professional whom we will see again in prime time, a time in which he moved like a fish in water and like few presenters on our television.

Many will remember how the Basque began his career on national television with a complicated challenge: take the controls to the front of The roulette of the fortune in an Antena 3 that was taking its first steps. The challenge was greater because in the first months the format had been presented by Mayra Gómez Kemp, perhaps the most beloved presenter of our television shows.

He came from ETB, where he had worked for two years, and he already demonstrated his freshness and his quick ability to respond to anyone; took advantage of his foray into private companies to make the jump to La 1, again to replace another great on television, in this case, Jordi Estadella. We talk about his journey in Do not laugh that is worse, a comedy program that was broadcast at every after-dinner table and featured the best of Spanish comedians, such as Pedro Reyes, Marianico el Corto or Señor Barragán.

Ramón’s good humor was his best letter of introduction, and he accompanied her with an excellent bearing: He was elegant and handsome, but he did not lose that natural look of anyone you might meet in your neighborhood. He connected very well with the public of any age, even with the little ones.

He soon became one of the faces of the public entity, and more, since in 1993 he formed television couple with Ana Obregón to present What do we bet?, a family contest with celebrities as guests, who had to bet money on whether different tests (memorizing words from the dictionary, recognizing toothpaste flavors, doing great sporting feats such as pole vaulting and putting on a pair of pants when falling).


Ramón then had a very brief foray as a singer; He and Ana were in charge of singing the tune of the program, and they released an album called Piensa en ti; an album from which a song was chosen as the anthem of the 1996 Vuelta Ciclista a España.

Though What do we bet? marked an era, for many the name Ramón García is associated with Grand Prize, the program where the towns of Spain competed in events such as bowling, hot potato or that of passing under an arch while a heifer chased the contestant.

In addition to being a Christmas star broadcasting the chimes or being on Telepasión, Ramón García’s curriculum would later expand with other programs such as Do you know more than a primary school child? in Antena 3, or All in family, in La 1, in addition to other formats that went more unnoticed such as The Gladiator, The Legacy The The great contest of the century.


After doing radio, in recent years Ramón García has become one of the star presenters of Castilla La Mancha Media, thanks to the magazine In company, which has revalidated its popularity. In the program he has lived all kinds of anecdotes with his guests, some tender and funny, such as the man who went looking for a partner and fell asleep in full direct; others much more bitter, such as the day he explained to the audience that the latest victim of sexist violence had met his alleged aggressor on his show.

Seeing all its trajectory, we will check how Ramón García reflects very well everything that is on television, with formats that today are impossible to imagine, such as Grand Prize, in which the show was carried out with animals on the set (although he defended that they took good care of the cattle).

Similarly, we see that some of the formats in which he worked are still as alive as then, What The wheel of luck, or the What do we bet?, of whose spirit is, to a certain extent, indebted the program The challenge of Antena 3. In short, that the television that he made is still alive in the present.

And if we want to focus on the future, we will verify that Ramón has in his hands some keys that must be recovered to have a good quality television in the most imminent future. Like that connection he had with the kids in the Low Price The Do you know more than a primary school child?, because unfortunately there is almost no room for the little ones on TV, and even less, when the weekend arrives and they have the opportunity to get in front of the TV.

Ramón is an example of those programs full of desire to make the viewer forget everything when he gets home and embraces humor as he did Do not laugh that is worse. And without detracting from his current CMM job, where gives voice and prominence to profiles that usually no longer have prominence on mainstream televisionlike older people.


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