|Occupation:||TV Show Host|
|Birth Day:||April 19, 1942|
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He had his first television role as a commentator on the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest.
In 1981 he invented the show Wetten, dass..? ("Wanna bet..?") which became extremely popular and was, for some time, one of the most successful shows in Europe. That year, Elstner was presented with a Bambi, the German television and media prize. In Britain it was copied as You Bet! and ran from 1988 to 1997. Elstner presented the German show himself until 1987, appearing 39 times altogether, before handing it over to Thomas Gottschalk.
In 2006 Frank Elstner was listed in the Rose d'Or Hall of Fame, on the 25th anniversary of his greatest success, Wetten, dass..?. The same year he went on a 517-kilometre pilgrimage along the Way of St James, inspired by fellow television presenter Hape Kerkeling's pilgrimage diary Ich bin dann mal weg ("I'm off for a bit, then").
Today Elstner mainly works for Südwestrundfunk (SWR) again (formed from the old Südwestfunk and Süddeutscher Rundfunk), presenting the talk show Menschen der Woche. Since 28 September 2002 he has worked for ARD as the presenter of the Saturday evening show Verstehen Sie Spaß?, the German equivalent of Candid Camera, following on from Cherno Jobatey. Frank presented his final episode of "VSS?" on November 21, 2009. Until the start of 2005 he also presented the show Einfach Millionär (Simply A Millionnaire) run by the ARD television lottery.
A five-episode talk show hosted by Elstner called Just One Last Question premiered on Netflix on June 12, 2020.
Frank married his third wife Britta Gessler on August 22, 2009, and he has five children from his three marriages.
Currently, Frank Elstner is 80 years, 1 months and 5 days old. Frank Elstner will celebrate 81st birthday on a Wednesday 19th of April 2023. Below we countdown to Frank Elstner upcoming birthday.
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