Celebrity special “Visually there’s nothing to blame her for”: Oliver Pocher mocks “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” about his ex-wife Amira
At the celebrity special of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Amira and Oliver Pocher competed together for a good cause. The show was taped in October. Even then, the still married couple couldn’t resist some provocations.
“It’s great that you both are here,” were the words with which moderator Günther Jauch welcomed Amira and Oliver Pocher to the new celebrity edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” on Thursday evening. Indeed, it was an unusual sight to see Amira and Oliver Pocher together on a TV show. At the end of August they announced their separation after seven years of relationship, four of them got married, but they announced that they wanted to continue doing some professional projects together. This also applies to participation in the program “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – Celebrity Special”, recorded in mid-October. A lot has happened since then: The Pochers are currently in a public war of the roses.
The tension between the couple was also present in “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” make themselves heard – even if Amira Pocher initially found flattering words. She revealed that she was actually invited to the show alone, but she didn’t dare to compete alone. That’s why Oliver Pocher arrived. “He is a professional. Olli really has something extra, he is very cultured. Otherwise I would have used him as a telephone prankster,” she said.
The Pochers overcame the first obstacles without problems. At the 200 euro level, the 31-year-old gave a small tip. The question was, “What is sometimes called the noble onion? A: Schaqueline, B: Schuliette, C: shallot, D: Schanette.” The answer is, of course, C: shallots. “You would have known? Why don’t you cook,” Amira Pocher scoffed. “What does that mean? Since I don’t cook, I couldn’t have answered?”, retorted Oliver Pocher.
Amira and Oliver Pocher
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“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”: Günther Jauch mediates between Oliver and Amira Pocher
They weren’t the only provocations that evening. When Oliver Pocher told a joke that Amira had evidently heard countless times, she commented wryly, “The gag never gets boring.” Moderator Günther Jauch promptly called for a reduction in tension. The former couple clashed again over the issue of the 8 thousand euros. We were looking for the correct spelling of the word pompon. Both were sure they knew the solution and insisted on expressing their opinion. “You are stubborn, I am stubborn,” Amira said. This led Günther Jauch to wonder if this could be the reason for the divorce. “The fool gives up,” the moderator finally recommended. In the end it fell to Oliver Pocher, because Amira was right in his decision.
At the 16,000 euro level the Pocher used their first joker and observed the public. The question was: “In common expert advice ‘cut hard ones diagonally – soft ones straight ahead’, ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ refers to: A: flower stems, B: types of wood, C: loaves of bread , D: types of cheese.” While Amira Pocher was adamant that it had to be cheese, Oliver Pocher opted for flower stems: the right answer. Only 6% of studio guests shared the 31-year-old’s opinion.
Another great assist for Oliver Pocher: “She’s fine. I’ll take that too”, he said, alluding to the crowd. Günther Jauch observed: “This is a compliment that does not come up in every discussion of divorce.” Pocher added: “It’s all wonderful. Visually, there’s nothing to criticize it for.” Jauch then cursed: “Now I have to do another mediation here. Just me. I’m as qualified as a hedgehog to wipe my ass.”
Amira and Oliver Pocher also needed a wildcard for the following two questions. At 125,000 euros, the comedian shone with his knowledge. “For whom was the 2014 World Cup final not the last match in the German national team shirt? A: Bastian Schweinsteiger, B: Miroslav Klose, C: Philipp Lahm, C: Per Mertesacker”, was the question. Football fan Oliver Pocher managed to record Bastian Schweinsteiger as the correct answer.
Amira Pocher’s brother as a telephone prankster
Finally, Amira Pocher’s brother, Ibrahim Aly, was used as a telephone wildcard for 500,000 euros. He was supposed to answer the following question: “What was the first alien planet on which an artificial probe successfully landed? A: Venus, B: Mercury, C: Mars, D: Moon.” Aly guessed Venus, but she wasn’t sure. Amira Pocher trusted her brother and wanted to gamble. Oliver Pocher, however, advises caution. “So you can put the difference in the donation marathon”, he said, with the idea that a wrong answer would mean going back to 500 euros. Amira Pocher did not accept the argument. “I’m single. I need money,” she said.
In the end, the 45-year-old prevailed and the Pochers raised €125,000 for the good cause, more than any other celebrity that night. In addition to Amira and Oliver Pocher, singer Sasha, comedian Torsten Sträter and football legend Reiner Calmund were also present at the celebrity special, who each won 64,000 euros. A little saddened by Amira Pocher: on Venus she was right, her brother. So it would have been even half a million euros.