Alfredo Adame reveals that Raúl Velasco asked to REPLACE him in ‘Always on Sunday’

Alfredo Adame reveals that Raúl Velasco asked to REPLACE him in ‘Always on Sunday’


The public perception of Alfredo Adame took a 180 degree turn in recent years. Somehow, the actor went from being a sought-after soap opera heartthrob to being a ‘meme’ known for his multiple fights with other celebrities. However, Adame’s name continues to trend; and for the same reason, he recently interviewed the influencer Gusgri to talk, among other things, about how he almost became the star host of ‘Always on Sunday,’ the legendary show of the famous Raul Velasco.

Was Alfredo Adame about to host ‘Always on Sunday’?

According to account Alfredo Adame In a recent interview with Monterrey influencer Gusgri, at the end of the 1990s, the actor was at the height of his career. The above was due to his successful leading roles in soap operas such as ‘De Frente al Sol’, ‘Yo No Creo en Los Hombres’, ‘Más Allá del Puente’, among many others. It was in that facet where Adame earned up to 700,000 pesos per month; But being such a beloved figure on television, Televisa producers were beginning to think about him for other ambitious projects.

In particular, Alfredo Adame He remembered the time when driver Raúl Velasco began to get sick with his liver. Towards the end of the 90s, Emilio Azcárraga Jean took the reins of Televisa after the death of his father, Emilio Azcárraga Milmo. And at that time, there was a meeting to determine the fate of’Always on Sunday,’ a program that was about to celebrate 30 years on the air, but could no longer continue with its normal rhythm due to the health condition of Raul Velasco. It was then that Raúl himself suggested Adame as his successor during a producers’ meeting:

When Raul Velasco began to get sick, Emilio Azcárraga Jean, who chaired the meeting, asked Don Raúl: “Let’s see, who do you think could take your place?” And notice that the answer was told to me at the time by her, Don Raúl’s own wife, because he said: “Alfredo Adame (…)” but at that moment the soap opera (executives) jumped and said: “No, but what if Adame is from soap operas?” But they were already seeing the possibility, they fought over me for a couple of years.

In 1998 ‘Always on Sunday‘ ended its broadcasts, and although Raul Velasco He died until 2006, Alfredo Adame remained acting in soap operas until producer Alexis Núñez called him to host a new project with Talina Fernández. The project was called ‘Hoy,’ and although Adame remained in it for many years, it was a matter of time before he competed with the hosts who replaced Talina Fernández (Andrea Legarreta being the most representative example of these disputes.)

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