Albert Maier: He comments on "Bares for Rares" return

At the beginning of July, the art and antiques expert Albert Maier (73) was seen for the last time on "Bares for Rares".

Albert Maier: He comments on "Bares for Rares" return

At the beginning of July, the art and antiques expert Albert Maier (73) was seen for the last time on "Bares for Rares". His colleague Horst Lichter (61) was even very emotional when he said goodbye, tears came to his eyes. Now the 73-year-old confirms that this "chapter" is actually over for him. "I drew a clean line, didn't go to shame and disgrace or have been left," he tells the online magazine "Der Westen".

The former darling of the audience emphasizes that he will be there "if they need me at some point [...]. But not in the same way as it was."

Maier was part of "Bares für Rares" from the start, for more than ten years he was in front of the camera for the ZDF format. With the increasing popularity of the show, what was once fun suddenly became "work" for him. The daily broadcasts and the number of spin-offs and special formats have become too much of a burden for him. "I noticed that my strength was waning. I didn't want that. It was always my aim to bring top performances for 'Bares for Rares'," remembers Maier.

Nevertheless, the TV star also looks at his farewell with a crying eye. "Over the years I've met very nice people who I obviously miss," he admits. He is now back in his antiques shop in Ellwangen and gives his customers an expertise face to face instead of on television.

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