In this historic setting in central Bergen, artists, writers, politicians, and other natives and immigrants from Bergen have been rewarded with their own carved stone pavement, inspired by the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
On Friday, it was the turn of weather forecaster and TV profiler Eli Kari Gjengedal to grace Bergen’s sidewalks – much to his surprise:
– I was very surprised! I don’t understand anything. What are you doing?, exclaimed a confused Gjengedal as he got out of the car and met the assembled press corps.
In addition, several friends, family members and colleagues from all over the world queen of Norway attended. The surprise was a little too much for Gjengedal who had to shed tears.
– I was really surprised! I don’t understand anything! “I was pretty sure I was going to Ulriken and had breakfast, so I thought it was a bit ridiculous with such bad weather when we went to the mountains,” Gjengedal told TV 2 which had to take a breather.
– I have no regrets, I just completely extinguished, convincing TV profile.
A solemn visit
The weather god was not on Gjengedal’s side during the solemn award, and the star was revealed in classic Bergen weather. That didn’t dampen the mood, and the mayor of Bergen, Rune Bakervik, was among those in attendance to pay homage to the “queen of forecasters”.
– This year’s star is a person I think we all have a good relationship with. For us Bergens, there is not much to say as to whether the person in question came with good or bad news. The good news is good news, and the bad news brings us, however, only one step closer to another new record, said Bakervik.
The initiator behind this increasingly star-studded path is Roger Iversen.
– The weather in Bergen is always bad, but we are always excited just to see it. “It doesn’t matter if the weather is bad, because he is very happy because we are in a good mood,” Iversen told TV 2.
Gjengedal ended up in a celebration company, and joined forces to decorate the sidewalks along with Bergen profiles such as Edvard Grieg, Frank Aarebrot, Aurora Aksnæs, Kygo, Cecilia Brækhus, Leo Ajkic and Trude Dreveland.
– It’s great to be able to give something back, when someone has done so much for the city, said Iversen, who promised that the starry sky will expand further in the future.
Gjengedal has been on screen as a weather forecaster for 21 years, and has become a familiar face and loved by all of Norway. Gjengedal has made a name for himself with several creative ways to report weather, and has provided Norwegian weather forecasts in a spacesuit, on Sami, in song and crutches – to name a few.
He also made his name worldwide when in 2014 he reported the weather for more than 33 consecutive hours – which at the time was a new world record:
Gjengedal is also the author of three books, and has previously made his name known to TV viewers by appearing in “Skal vi danse” and “Farmen kjendis”.
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