Status: 24/09/2023, 15:55 p.m.
By: Jonas Erbas
Excitement in the "ZDF television garden": Because the broadcast was repeatedly disturbed by members of the PARTEI, Andrea Kiewel tore the thread of patience.
Mainz – This is certainly not how the finale (September 24) of the 2023 live season in the "ZDF-Fernsehgarten" was imagined: The Oktoberfest edition with Andrea Kiewel (58) could not run smoothly as desired, as there had been occasional disruptions. Behind it is the small party Die PARTEI, founded in 2004 by editors of the satirical magazine "Titanic".
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Already in the first half of the TV garden finale, a viewer suddenly interrupted Andrea Kiewel and TV chef Armin Roßmeier (74), while the two were talking about pretzels. The man, who – as his red tie revealed – apparently belonged to members of the PARTEI, was in good company: In the course of the show, his colleagues also repeatedly caused turmoil in the audience, which the director, however, largely withheld from the television audience.
However, the troublemakers on site did not go unnoticed: As a post by party chairman Martin Sonneborn (58) on X (formerly Twitter) proves, even the "ZDF Fernsehgarten" security had to intervene. Several pictures show how PARTEI members were taken away by security personnel. Sonneborn justified the action on IPPEN. MEDIA, stating that his colleagues had only wanted to "celebrate the formation of our PARTY list for the EU elections".
Andrea Kiewel fires against Die PARTEI: "The 'ZDF television garden' is for everyone"
In the course of the show, Andrea Kiewel admonished those guests who wore a red tie and showed little consideration for the rest of the "ZDF-Fernsehgarten" audience several times. Towards the end of the show, the 58-year-old finally had enough – she read PARTEI live the Levites: "Today there are spectators here with red ties, they belong to an association called Die PARTEI. They're just here to disturb you all the time. And I think that's very sad and completely wrong."
Such behavior "does not belong on television" and "does not fit in with the 'ZDF television garden'," the outraged presenter clarified afterwards. Her mission was "for everyone: young, old, international," Kiwi made clear afterwards. On the other hand, the 58-year-old recently caused all sorts of excitement herself in another show: Michael "Bully" Herbig (55) had to turn on the notary for the "quiz champion" because of Andrea Kiewel. Sources used: "ZDF-Fernsehgarten" (ZDF; Issue of 24 September), IPPEN. MEDIA inquiry at Die PARTEI