From May 10, the cooking show “Grill den Henssler” will return with three new episodes (Sundays at 8:15 p.m. at VOX, also via TVNow ). A total of nine prominent amateur chefs, including tennis legend Boris Becker (52) and presenter Rebecca Mir (28), compete against professional chef Steffen Henssler (47) and cook for the prize for a good cause. Laura Wontorra (31) is the new moderator of the program, supporting the candidates and the celebrity chef. “I have a lot of fun with the show and the team welcomed me very well,” reveals Wontorra in an interview with the news agency spot on news. Her debut was unusual for a reason.

“Grill den Henssler” was one of the first productions to be recorded without an audience in March – “A completely new experience! I miss it a lot because the ‘Grill den Henssler’ audience is always fully involved in the recordings, ”says Wontorra. “But I think that everyone has got used to the fact that TV shows take place without an audience.” The show is a great format because it combines things that she likes: “Competition, food and talk with exciting conversation partners and.” since I can’t really cook well, I also learn a lot. ”

She didn’t pick up any tips from her predecessors Ruth Moschner (44) and Annie Hoffmann (36): “Everyone has their own way of moderating. I’m excited to see how the audience will welcome me, ”said Wontorra. The challenge of countering Steffen Henssler’s quick-wittedness made her particularly happy with the format. “Steffen is very strong rhetorically and I enjoy going into direct duels with him here and there,” says Wontorra. One topic for the duo provides discussion material: “He is a HSV fan and I am a Werder Bremen fan. There is a certain explosiveness in this alone. ”With regard to the celebrity chefs, she was particularly surprised by Boris Becker:“ He cooked great! I wouldn’t have trusted him. ”

The sports presenter describes the current corona pandemic and its consequences as a “hard cut” – fewer jobs, no football coverage from the stadium and no audience. “But I try to stay totally positive, there are families who are hit by the crisis much worse than me. I’m fine! ”She likes to be at home and enjoy the free time that she otherwise doesn’t have.

“It is good for me to slow down and concentrate on the really important things in life. I talked to my family and friends a lot on the phone, which I don’t always manage in everyday life, ”says the 31-year-old. With regard to the current situation in German football, she thinks it is “good and important” that the DFL and the media partners try to keep almost all jobs in the industry. “Therefore ‘yes’ to ghost games, even if it will be totally unfamiliar, different and funny.”


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