Personnel failure at the ARD!
Sports show presenter Alexander Bommes (46) will not moderate at the World Cup. Due to health reasons, he will be out at short notice. Jessy Wellmer (42) will take over his position.
Wellmer, together with the panel of experts consisting of Almuth Schult, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Sami Khedira, will be presenting the programs on the first broadcast from the ARD studio in Mainz from next Wednesday, November 23rd.
ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky: “The entire ARD team and I am very sorry for Alex Bommes that he has to do without the World Cup and we wish him that he gets better as soon as possible.”
Balkausky further: “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.”
Who will moderate the “Sportschau Thema” during the World Cup instead of Jessy Wellmer will be announced soon.