Skavlan (BJÖRN)

Filmed: Early December 2019

Location: SVT Studios, Stockholm, Sweden

Broadcast: Friday 6 December 2019

Release status: Unreleased

Shown in: Sweden

Additional information

Skavlan is a Norwegian-Swedish television talk show hosted by Norwegian journalist Fredrik Skavlan. It premièred in Sweden on Sveriges Television (SVT) in January 2009 and the first guests to appear on the show were former Prime Minister of Sweden Göran Persson and his wife Anitra Steen. On 8 May 2009, it was announced that Skavlan had been renewed for a second season. It was also announced that the show would no longer only be produced by SVT in Sweden; Skavlan would now be partly produced in Norway by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). The first twelve episodes of Skavlan's second season were produced by SVT in Sweden, and the remaining twelve by NRK in Norway.

All four ABBA members have been guests on the show (individually!).

This was Björn's third guest appearance, having previously appeared on 2012 and 2016.

He was there to talk about his new project Pippi.  

He also talked about his friendship and work relationship with Benny and likened it to 'brothers, saying it was most important towards the end of the ABBA days and when they were composing Kristina från Duvemåla..  He said he felt as creative now as he did when he was younger and has more belief in himself now.  Interestingly, he said that for the last 8-10 years he has had a full medical, lasting 6 hours, to check everything is OK.

In Sweden, you can see the show here until 28 June 2020.

Thanks to Gunnar Moe c/o ABBAtalk.

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