A letter to “scared Twitterers” and “disgruntled journalists”
Gottschalk criticized the criticism of “Wetten, dass…?”
Thomas Gottschalk addresses his critics himself. Because after the last show “Wetten, dass…?” accusations were made against the legendary presenter.
Thomas Gottschalk has nothing to complain about when hosting “Wetten, dass…?”
Thomas Gottschalk (72) and co-host Michelle Hunziker (45) gave the top score with “Wetten, dass…”. More than 10 million people watched – but many of them criticized the presenter.
The statements of his critics now convinced Gottschalk to share his opinion. In the newspaper “Bild” he addressed the audience with an open letter. He writes: «There is no reason to apologize. With ‘Wetten, dass ..?’ always follows the same pattern: many people are happy about it, and the rate is higher than elsewhere.”
Response to criticism of the name change
Then he writes: “A couple of grumpy journalists are sitting on couches, pen in hand, taking notes (“…first name wrong”) and Googling my clothes.” He’s referring to the criticism he received for giving soccer player Giulia Gwinn, 23, the first name Giuliana.
Gottschalk goes on to explain: “If it had been up to them, I would have said goodbye to my job in tears thirty years ago. It’s been buzzing all over social media, and for the few freaked-out tweeters out there who were worried I was suddenly screwing up, I can reassure you: It was a technical issue with the sound.
The saying didn’t go well
Among other things, Gottschalk was accused of a lack of respect. Also because he asked footballers Gwinn and Alexandra Popp (31): “You shouldn’t ask about your age, but you probably do, don’t you?”
“I didn’t expect”: Thomas Gottschalk bluntly asks about Michelle’s love life(00:55)
The audience also criticizes Gottschalk’s comments about co-host Hunziker. The 72-year-old took the current rumors about the Swiss woman’s love life as an opportunity to say one thing or another. “Once I’m gone, you’re going to end up in the arms of a six-pack doctor,” says Gottschalk.
Hunziker’s marriage to the singer Eros Ramazzotti (59) also entered his repertoire of statements (“Your fingerprint. Eros Ramazzotti already had it on his stomach today”) – she coldly countered: “But you are cheeky today…” . (eu)