It just doesn't work without him: For the anniversary season of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar", RTL brought back Dieter Bohlen, who had only been fired the year before. In the stern interview, he made it clear under what conditions his comeback had to take place: "I would never have come back if someone had told me what I was allowed to say and what not."
At the same time, the self-proclaimed pop titan presented himself as purified in the conversation. Admitted that many of his typical sayings were no longer valid today and said: "Actually, I love you all."
In practice, however, the 68-year-old does not always seem to be able to implement this so easily. For days there has been a public dispute over statements by Bohlen, which some believe have gone too far. In the fourth episode of the current season, Bohlen commented on the TV career of reality TV actress Jill Lange, who had previously appeared on dome shows such as "Are You The One – Reality Stars in Love" and "Ex on the Beach". When the 22-year-old talked about her dating formats on the show, Bohlen became uncomfortable: "Did you also do anything normal? Or did you just graduate and let yourself be noodled through?"
The saying caused a stir in advance, especially in the tabloid media. The saying is included in the fourth episode on the RTL streaming platform. RTL insisted to the "Bild" newspaper that it wanted to keep it in the TV broadcast: "In the context of the discussion about Jill's dating show experiences, we saw no reason to cut the dialogue from the program," said the broadcaster in one Opinion. "Jill could have left the competition at any point if she felt unfairly treated - but she didn't."
But now RTL has backed down: the saying was missing on Wednesday evening, Bohlen only said there to Jill Lange's dating career: "I don't watch such junk." Many TV viewers noticed the intervention, and it was discussed on Twitter.
The broadcaster has not yet commented on the reasons why RTL decided to cut Bohlen's statement.
Sources: "Bild" newspaper, RTL
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