|Eládio Taboas Clímaco|
27 October 1941 |
Eládio Taboas Clímaco (born 27 October 1941 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese television presenter and Game Show host, he is best known in Portugal for hosting Festival da Canção, Jeux Sans Frontières and commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest for RTP viewers.
After several years of training in theatre and cinema, Clímaco joint RTP in 1972 and began hosting the Entertainment show Domingo à Noite which was broadcast from Teatro Maria Matos. In 1976 Clímaco began hosting Festival da Canção (Portuguese heats for the Eurovision Song Contest), he also presented Jeux Sans Frontières for Portuguese viewers from 1979 until 1997 and commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest for RTP viewers between 1978 and 2006 on 12 occasions, during the presentation of the Dutch televote in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Clímaco didn't translate properly the gay remarke televote presenter Paul de Leeuw gave to presenter Sakis Rouvas and said "he was saying that they really look like Greeks".
In recent years Clímaco has still remained associate with RTP, in 2006 he participated in Dança Comigo (Portuguese counterpart of the UK's Strictly Come Dancing) and in 2007 he participated in the Golden Anniversary programme to celebrate 50 Years of RTP
Currently he is a presenter on RTP Memória.