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Gunter Gautsch pulled away a few tears when he said goodbye

Gunter Gautsch pulled away a few tears when he said goodbye

Moderator Gunther Gautsch shared his latest broadcast, People, Images, Emotions with Bushido, Barbara Schönberger, Thomas Gottschalk and Oliver Bucher, among others.


German cult presenter Günther Gautsch looks back at the last year for the last time: the 65-year-old takes off his hat after 25 years of “people, pictures, emotions”.

“For me it has always been the show of the year!” – With these words I did Moderator Günther Jauch Goodbye Sunday evening after 25 years of hosting RTL’s annual magazine People, Pictures, Emotions. “The show was always what I was most excited about,” the 65-year-old said at the end of the show. He bid farewell to him with the song “Jauch-Song” specially composed for him by rapper Echo Fresh. As a surprise to the moderator, the audience wore cardboard Jauch masks.

Among the guests at Gauch’s latest show of the year were Lukas Podolsky, Boris Becker, Bushido and Oliver Bucher. Farewell, tennis star Alexander Zverev gifted the 65-year-old the racquet he won Olympic gold in Tokyo this year.

Farewell greetings came from Barbara Schönberger and Thomas Gottschalk, my long-term colleague Gauch. While Schöneberger was sending a mobile greeting, Gottschalk surprised his friend in the studio and congratulated him on the show’s 25th anniversary. Several cuts reminded of past highlights, such as a visit by star Robbie Williams.

“I’m not out of the world”

As guests on current issues, one of the guests was an affected person and a volunteer from the flood areas. Activist Theresa Brewer, co-founder of the Kabul Air Bridge, reports on the rescue of vulnerable people from Afghanistan, part of his research explained, part of his research.

Finally, Jauch spoke about the coronavirus pandemic with CDU politician Wolfgang Schäuble, who spoke in favor of compulsory vaccination on the show. “If not everyone does it voluntarily, we need a legal regulation,” said the former president of the Bundestag.

At the end of the program, Jauch said goodbye with wet eyes and said, “I’m not out of the world.” Contest program “Who wants to be a millionaire?” The 65-year-old wants to continue in moderation, he previously said according to an RTL message.

Gauch first moderated the RTL retrospective on December 15, 1996. From 1989 to 1995 he previously presented the annual “People” review on ZDF.

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