The revival of “Wetten, dass …” turns out to be a great success for ZDF. Thomas Gottschalk can not resist a swipe against CSU boss Markus Söder in the show.
Munich – It was like traveling back in time. Saturday evening, prime time, and “Wetten, dass …” with entertainer Thomas Gottschalk is on ZDF. The broadcast lasted more than three hours and was ultimately a great success for the public television broadcaster.
“Almost 14 million people watch ‘Wetten, dass’ in one evening. Arte has not had so many viewers since May 30, 1992, ”it said on the ZDF Twitter channel on Sunday morning. Even more: program director Norbert Himmler explained German Press Agency (dpa): “We are very happy about the great success of the anniversary edition. A sequel was never actually planned. In view of the great response, we will certainly think about it again. “
Wetten, dass … (ZDF): Swipe from Thomas Gottschalk against Markus Söder (CSU)
Certainly also because the now 71-year-old Gottschalk showed himself to be quick-witted as usual. So the entertainer could not resist a swipe at the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU). That happened: Leon Krampe, who would later become the king of betting, threw darts arrows at a map of the world that was covered by a sheet. He wanted to guess the position of countries.
He’s also very good at it with the arrows.
“It’s a shame that our Prime Minister wanted to come. He can do it with the arrows quite well, but they all end up in North Rhine-Westphalia, ”said Gottschalk in the hall in Nuremberg, Söder’s hometown. The CSU boss canceled his visit at short notice because of the fourth wave in the corona pandemic.
In the video: Union of CDU and CSU – Laschet adds against Söder
With North Rhine-Westphalia Söders taunts against CDU chancellor candidate Armin Laschet during the election campaign for the federal election in 2021 are meant. Laschet had prevailed on the K question in the Union, but then failed miserably in the federal election. The CSU from Bavaria had already spoken publicly of a defeat a few days before the polls, which the CDU took as an affront. Laschet only recently added it again.
Wetten, dass … (ZDF): Gottschalk is reminiscent of a dispute between Söder and Laschet
“For a long time he said: ‘The CDU has the first right to propose.’ That’s why I was initially surprised that he even ran because he had said the opposite for a year, “said the Aachener on ARD about Söder:” In August 2020 that was not an issue that there was a conflict between the CDU and CSU could come. And I believed that for a long time. ”Now, in front of 14 million viewers on“ Wetten, dass … ”, ZDF man Thomas Gottschalk reminded of the momentous dispute within the Union. (pm)