“Who wants to be a millionaire?” candidate Maik should have refrained from making this statement. In front of the camera and an audience of millions, the Potsdam radio presenter reveals his plans for the future. However, they should cause a lot of trouble in his family.
Before Günther Jauch can slow him down, it’s already out. Does Maik now regret his appearance on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” That probably depends entirely on his profit – also in the eyes of his loved ones. With the right amount of money and a nice present for mum, Maik might be able to get out of trouble after all.
“Who wants to be a millionaire?” candidate is in his 26th semester
She should be anything but enthusiastic when she sees her son sitting in front of Günther Jauch on Tuesday evening (January 3). Not because he’s being stupid or messing up the quiz master’s questions, but because he’s blabbering. During the show, the 33-year-old slips out that he no longer intends to continue his studies.
After all, Maik is already in his 26th semester. But how did it come to this? He finally solves the questions on the RTL show with flying colors. “You don’t seem to have fallen on your head,” emphasizes Günther Jauch before he probes. Slightly embarrassed, Maik describes his long-term studies as a “hobby that he has come to love”. In reality, however, the excess length is due to a move and an internship.
Maik reveals in “Who wants to be a millionaire?”: He will quit his studies
After moving to the University of Potsdam, he found out that he also had to do an internship. That’s how he came to radio – “and then I got stuck with the radio,” explains Maik to the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” moderator. It was only for the sake of his mother that he initially resolved to complete his studies one day.
However, Günther Jauch has to take away this illusion from him: “You will never complete it.” The television star knows what he is talking about. Jauch himself dropped out of law school in 1975 to also pursue journalism. “I know that, but my mother doesn’t yet,” Maik admits and laughs.
The radio presenter received thunderous applause for so much openness. Shortly afterwards, however, he remarks: “Wasn’t so smart to say that on TV.” In the end, Maik goes home with 32,000 euros, so his mother’s joy should outweigh the disappointment about the canceled studies.