Harald Schmidt has been an integral part of the "Traumschiff" crew since 2008. All the more surprising is his absence from the latest episode of the series due to "sick leave". The entertainer will not be seen in the upcoming episodes either. However, he is now returning to the set.
Entertainer Harald Schmidt will soon be seen again as Oskar Schifferle on the ZDF "Traumschiff". A ZDF spokeswoman told the "Badische Latest News": "The shooting of the ship started on Tuesday." The 65-year-old joins the crew a few days later. His manager Sigrid Korbmacher confirmed to the magazine: "That's right. He starts at the weekend." Filming is planned abroad until December.
In the recently broadcast "Lapland" episode of the "dream ship", the cruise director Schifferle was "on sick leave", as Captain Max Parger (Florian Silbereisen) subsequently said. The real background of Schmidt's interim absence is still unclear.
The trained theater actor and journalist Harald Schmidt has been part of the regular crew since the New Year 2008. He gained fame in Germany primarily as a late-night icon in "The Harald Schmidt Show". In the course of his career he occasionally caused controversy, Schmidt's humor was offending and was often perceived as disrespectful.