Monday, January 10, 2022
Jörg Pilawa returns to Sat.1
A few old photos could have made the difference. During the lockdown, recordings from his earlier time on Sat.1 fell into the hands of Jörg Pilawa. A little later, after more than 20 years with ARD, he resigned in order to return to his old station.
Now it’s official: presenter Jörg Pilawa returns to private television. The broadcaster Sat.1 confirmed the 56-year-old’s commitment.
Pilawa is to moderate the new program “Quiz für Dich” there, among other things. Celebrities compete against each other in two teams and earn money for a person in need who knows nothing about his or her happiness.
“Out of my comfort zone”
The North German Broadcasting Corporation (NDR) announced the departure of the popular quiz master last week. Pilawa said of his motives that he had to “get out of my comfort zone”. It was embedded in the ARD “very, very good” and “very, very loving” with “a lot, a lot of programming”. “But I’ve noticed over the years: Yes, you’re in such a mill, successfully doing the same thing over and over again,” he explained, adding: “Great programs with great people. But I just had the feeling: I have to do it myself start jerking again and give myself a little kick and do something new. “
During the lockdown, he found old Sat.1 photos while cleaning up, says Pilawa. He had already worked there in the 1990s before he switched to ARD in 2001. Apparently the memories of his previous place of work caught up with him again.
“No bad words”
He “would like to do a wide variety of programs again and seize the opportunity now,” said Pilawa. There is already a list of ideas for this, said Sat.1 boss Daniel Rosemann: “But it doesn’t always have to be shows. Jörg also wants to work outside of a studio, to meet people.” One does not want to make a sharp distinction between information and entertainment.
First of all, the “Bild” newspaper reported last week about Pilawa’s return to Sat.1. The broadcaster did not initially confirm this.
The moderator does not want to wash dirty laundry when he changes. Instead, Pilawa praised the NDR for treating him fairly: “There are no quarrels and no bad words. It’s just my wish to do something new from 2022 onwards.”