What Sabor a ti separated with its ending, TardeAR has reunited. Ana Rosa Quintana and Antonio Hidalgo have reunited after 20 years between tears, laughter and overwhelming emotion.
It was Antonio Hidalgo's first TardeAR program after this past summer his name was one of the first to be confirmed for Ana Rosa Quintana's return to the afternoons.
Two decades since they led the afternoons together, two decades only messaging and seeing each other through social networks after Antonio Hidalgo decided to head to Murcia, where he has assured that he is "very 'agustico'" as one of the main presenters of public television, RM7.
Although Ana Rosa Quintana could have saved this long-awaited meeting for the day of its premiere, this Monday, the presenter has waited until this second TardeAR program to meet again with the one who was her battle partner and her right hand in Sabor a ti ago 20 years.
Antonio Hidalgo arrived at set number six of Mediaset in a car, a moment that was very reminiscent of Sálvame when the collaborators went outside Mediaset from the set.
The camera followed him while Antonio Hidalgo stated on the way to the set that "no matter how hard the journey is, if in the end you get together with the people you love, it will be worth it even if it is a 20-year trip." Antonio then entered the set where the famous music from Chariots of Fire began to play.
There, Ana Rosa Quintana got up from the collaborators' table to receive him, repeating the phrase "it took you 20 years" until they melted into an emotional hug and neither of them could hold back their tears.
At that moment, while Antonio Hidalgo continued hugging Ana Rosa Quintana, he looked at the camera to try to break the tearful moment between them so that the program could continue: "It was seeing you and I remembered that we started in 99 and I remember "One night we were out and you asked me for 2,000 pesetas and I've been waiting for 20 years for you to give it back to me."
Laughter then replaced tears: "I wasn't going to call you for 2,000 pesetas, but now that we have met again and that it has changed from pesetas to euros, I have calculated with the CPI and you owe me about 12,000."
"When I was sick he came to see me," she added, remembering her loss due to breast carcinoma that was diagnosed at the end of 2021 and that kept her away from the screens for about a year.
"We talk to each other, we message each other, I follow him on Instagram, which is very stupid," added Ana Rosa Quintana, already sitting at the TardeAR table, before Antonio Hidalgo started his section, which, precisely, is called El Retrovisor.
"I come to make a declaration of intentions. Our generation usually says that any time in the past was better. Any time in the past was better? We have our doubts," he said and showed the banner of his section, which will be in TardeAR every Tuesday and Thursday.
In its premiere, Antonio Hidalgo dedicated the section to analyzing how travel has changed, recovering some anecdotes about what it was like to travel by car as a family in the 80s, the music that was heard and the nuisance that such long trips were.