Saturday 1 did not air any other episodes of Poor Suddenly, Get Rich Suddenly. It ended with immediate effect, the broadcaster announced on Twitter – and admitted that there had been errors in one episode of the series. In the form of television, both rich and poor families exchange their living conditions for a week.
In the related episode of Social Experience, now not aired, candidate Matthias Distel, better known as pop singer Ike Hofftgold, was supposed to exchange home and everyday life with a mother and her children.
Thistle had called off the shooting and show makers a few days earlier In a statement on their website Public accusation of “unscrupulously chasing the classes”: “The responsible media have trampled on the well-being of two severely traumatized children,” said Distel.
Saturday 1 has now stated that processing of the last photo shoot for the show has not been completed internally yet. “But there is no doubt that mistakes have occurred here, for which we apologize to the public and the family.” In addition, the station “came to the conclusion that this program is no longer suitable for Saturday 1, which we want to develop together with and for our viewers (…). So there will be no new episodes. That is why we will not show the video episodes.”
Sabbath 1’s top priority is the well-being of children and family, with whom one is in close contact. “Even in the coming months, we will support the family financially and humanely in the best possible way,” the station wrote. “The goal of Saturday 1 was and never will be to harm people.”
The production company Imago TV, which produces the broadcast format, also commented on the issue again: “Above all, we regret that a family involved in filming has been drawn into public conflict. We are still in contact with the family and we especially wish the children to hear as little of these arguments as possible. “.
Among other things, Distel posed the following question: “Whether you can legally and ethically draw children between the ages of eight and ten who clearly have psychological problems into a television format that works eight days in a row for up to ten hours”.