José María Íñigo
|José María Íñigo|
|Born||José María Íñigo Gómez
4 June 1942
|Occupation||Actor, radio presenter, television presenter|
|Spouse(s)||María del Pilar Piniella Merino (1984-present)
Josette Nahmias (divorced)
|Children||Daniel, Eduardo, José María (with Nahmias), Pilar (with Merino)|
Born in Bilbao, Íñigo was hired by Radio Bilbao and then by Cope. He joined TVE in 1968 working on the show Último Grito alongside Pedro Olea. He became a television presenter in 1972 on the programme Estudio abierto which he hosted from 1972 until 1975 and again from 1983 until 1985. In 1993 and 1994 Íñigo hosted the morning show on Telecinco alongside Laurita Valenzuela. Since 2000 he has been working for the Spanish National Radio.
Over the years Íñigo has been associated with the Eurovision Song Contest. Between the 1975 Contest and 1976 Contest he announced the Spanish jury result. In 2008 his testimony for a Spanish documentary was used to claim that at the 1968 Contest the voting had been rigged by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and that the United Kingdom should have won the contest, although he later clarified that he had just repeated a widespread rumour and that his words had been taken out of context. At the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 contests he provided the TVE Commentary.
- "Massiel e Iñigo acusan a La Sexta de "urdir todo para favorecer a Chiquilicuatre"" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 6 May 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
- Manu Mahía (13 April 2013). "TVE vuelve a confiar en José María Iñigo para comentar Eurovisión 2013". eurovision-spain.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 April 2013.
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