“Anke and I spend 50 percent of our lives making each other laugh,” Pastewka explained at the start of the season in an interview with spot on news. “Bastian is a big threat for me from a comedic point of view,” added Engelke. “I’ve known him for so long now and I admire him very much, because of his work, but also because of his facial expressions, because of his little facial gymnastics. They’re so small, but they trigger me immediately.” The 57-year-old competed in season one (fifth place) and season three (first place) of “LOL.”
The start date for the new project with Engelke and Pastewka is planned for 2024.