The cancellation of Sálvame has shocked viewers and those who work for the program alike. Mediaset has been working to remodel its content, implementing new ethical codes that have directly impacted the star program. This includes the ‘veto’ of certain characters such as José Ortega Cano and Rocío Carrasco.
On June 16, Sálvame will air its final episode. The news has hit hard for presenters and collaborators, as well as the rest of the workers who make up the program. Collaborators such as Jorge Javier Vázquez, Belén Esteban, Kiko Hernández, Kiko Matamoros, Lydia Lozano, Terelu Campos, Gema López, María Patiño, and Chelo García-Cortés have been entertaining audiences every afternoon.
With the cancellation, many wonder what will happen to the main faces of Telecinco and their future employment. This includes Jorge Javier Vázquez, who had previously revealed that he had a contract until 2025. However, it remains uncertain what will happen once this contract ends.
Belén Esteban has repeatedly said that when she finishes Sálvame, she will retire. Regardless of her decision, she can dedicate herself to the companies she has been creating in recent years.
María Patiño’s future is more certain, as she continues to present Socialité on weekends. The same cannot be said for Lydia Lozano, Terelu Campos, or Chelo García-Cortés, who have uncertain futures with the program ending.
Kiko Hernández is the first to react after the cancellation of the program. Although his future on television is uncertain, he is focused on the theater. Kiko Matamoros is also on track to continue working in other Telecinco formats, while also co-hosting a podcast with Marta López Álamo.
Carmen Borrego has been greatly affected by the cancellation, as she was putting more hours than her husband. She also had debts to pay and her son did not want her to attend Telecinco programs. Gema López has launched her own clothing firm, Ne & Nu, and may now have more time to dedicate to it.
Sálvame may be coming to an end, but the future of its collaborators remains uncertain. Regardless, it is clear that many of them have already started taking steps to ensure their success outside of the program.