Erez Tal

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Erez Tal
Erez Tal 999.jpg
Tal in 2006
Born
Erez Ben-Tulila

(1961-07-27) 27 July 1961 (age 58)
Tel Aviv, Israel
CitizenshipIsraeli
EducationIroni Alef High School
OccupationTV and radio personality
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)
Gili Levi (m. 2005)
Children2 daughters

Erez Tal (born Erez Ben-Tulila, Hebrew: ארז טל; born 27 July 1961) is an Israeli television host.

Early life[edit]

Erez Ben-Tulila was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Jewish parents. His father, Aharon Ben-Tulila, immigrated from Algeria, whereas his mother Edna is Israeli-born. His family has Hebraized its surname to "Tal" (dew in Hebrew) when he was four years old.

Career[edit]

Tal (left) hosting the Israeli version of Big Brother with Assi Azar in 2008.

His first hit program was Ma Yesh? ("What's Up?"), broadcast on Galatz, Israel's IDF Radio, where he started his partnership with Avri Gilad. Tal and Gilad co-hosted TV show Ha'olam Ha'erev (The World Tonight) in the early 1990s, broadcast on the then-experimental Channel 2. When Channel 2 became Israel's first commercial television station, Tal hosted and produced the Israeli edition of Wheel of Fortune, and later devised two different program formats: The Vault that was sold to several foreign TV stations, and The Brain.

In 2008, he hosted the Israeli version of the reality show, Big Brother, named HaAh HaGadol.[1]

Tal also participates in comedy programs: Only in Israel, which he created,[2] opposite Orna Banai, and Night Club with Maya Dagan and others. He introduced several comedians to wider audiences, notably Assi Azar who co-hosted with him the successful reality format HaAch HaGadol; and Guri Alfi who acted in many comedy shows such as Shiduray Ha'mahapecha (The Revolution Broadcast).

Tal was one of the Israeli commentators (alongside Idit Hershkowitz) for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 grand final, the first time the country provided a TV commentary for Eurovision.

Tal hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv alongside Bar Refaeli, whereas Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub were hosting the Green Room (Artists' backstage).[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keshet Condemns Big Brother Contestant's Group Sex Claim". Haaretz. 26 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Israeli show makes light of conflict". BBC News Online. August 2, 2002. Retrieved August 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Zwart, Josianne. "Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar & Lucy Ayoub to host Eurovision 2019!". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Meet the Eurovision 2019 hosts: Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub". wiwibloggs.com. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Erez Tal at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Portugal Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah, Catarina Furtado and Filomena Cautela
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Bar Refaeli, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub)

2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent