Wellmer replaces Bommes at the 2022 World Cup: Performance with Schweinsteiger made headlines last year
Created: 2022-11-25 05:28
By: Christoph Klaucke
Jessy Wellmer will stand in for Alexander Bommes, who is ill, at short notice at the 2022 World Cup.
A year ago, the ARD presenter caused criticism with her performance with Bastian Schweinsteiger.
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Presenter Jessy Wellmer represents Alexander Bommes, the public TV broadcaster announced on Monday.
Born: December 5, 1979 (Age: 42 years old), Güstrow
Experts: Almuth Schult, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Sami Khedira
World Cup 2022: Wellmer replaces Bommes – ARD moderator is missing “for health reasons”
Wellmer will replace Alexander Bommes at short notice, who is not available "due to health reasons".
Together with the experts Almuth Schult, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Sami Khedira, the 42-year-old will "present the programs on the first from the ARD studio in Mainz from Wednesday," it said.
At the ZDF location in Mainz, ARD and the second have a joint World Cup studio.
Bommes was to moderate the broadcasts for ARD, Jessy Wellmer was intended for the "Sportschau Thema" that will be broadcast four times during the World Cup.
It is not yet clear who will host this show.
Jessy Wellmer and Bastian Schweinsteiger formed the ARD duo at the European Championship a year ago.
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World Cup 2022: Wellmer has to do without moderation, which is very important to her
ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky sent recovery wishes to Bommes and thanked Wellmer for stepping in at short notice.
On Wednesday, ARD will show its first live games of the World Cup in Qatar, including the opening match of the German national team against Japan (2 p.m., schedule for the 2022 World Cup).
"The entire ARD team and I feel very sorry for Alex Bommes that he has to miss the World Cup and we wish him to get better as soon as possible," said Balkausky in a statement.
“My big thanks go to Jessy Wellmer for agreeing to replace him at such short notice – even if she has to do without the moderation of the 'Sportschau Thema', which is very important to her.
But it is an enormous relief for all of us to have such a competent colleague in Jessy for the important moderation position in Mainz.”
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No reunion with Schweinsteiger: ARD presenter Wellmer polarized with pizza saying
So while Wellmer will now moderate the World Cup games from the studio in Mainz, she should be looking at Qatar with a crying eye.
Because in the emirate, colleague Esther Sedlaczek and expert Bastian Schweinsteiger form the new ARD duo on site in the stadium.
Just a year ago, Wellmer was allowed to report from the European Championship alongside Schweini.
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At that time, however, the sports journalist overshot the mark with her famous pizza saying.
“Is Italy in the round of 16 with half a pizza?” Wellmer wanted to know from Schweinsteiger.
The Italians led 1-0 at half-time against Switzerland.
The result was some violent reactions on the Internet.
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"Jessy Wellmer's sports journalist declaration of bankruptcy continues seamlessly during the half-time break," wrote a lady at the time.
Other reviews from social networks said: "Phew" or "No, just no".
When the German team was eliminated from the European Championship, Wellmer also conducted a strange interview and surprised Jogi Löw with a curious question.
It will be interesting to see how Wellmer will fare at the World Cup in the next few weeks without Schweinsteiger at her side.
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