Daniel Hartwich: How he made it to the RTL all-purpose weapon

Daniel Hartwich has become an integral part of the RTL universe. That's how he made it into the broadcaster's all-purpose weapon.

In "Let's Dance", "Das Supertalent" and "I am a star – get me out of here!" it is now indispensable. Starting in September 2020, Daniel Hartwich (42) will be presenting "Big Performance – Who is the Star in the Star?" (Start: September 12th) and "LEGO Masters" (Start: September 4th) after: The presenter obviously can't get enough of his jobs in front of the camera. Or is it the broadcaster RTL that can no longer do without the moderator? The fact is that Hartwich has had a steep career in recent years.

Before Hartwich went in front of the camera, the native of Frankfurt studied German and political science. During his studies he gained his first experience as a presenter – initially at the Hessian radio. Hartwich has been part of the RTL media group since 2005. Three years later he came to his first own show there: the late-night show "Achtung! Hartwich" earned the budding television presenter nominations for the German TV Prize and the German Comedy Prize.

New face of RTL

Hartwich has been leading the popular show "Das Supertalent" since 2008, initially together with Marco Schreyl (46). His humorous announcements in front of the camera quickly paid off: just two years later, Hartwich received the Golden Camera for his moderation. From then on, he was on everyone's lips at RTL and inherited one German show after another.

In 2010 Hartwich took over the moderation of the RTL dance show "Let's Dance" from his predecessor Hape Kerkeling (55). His co-presenter Nazan Eckes (44) was followed by the Dutch Sylvie Meis (42) for six years. Victoria Swarovski (27) has had the pleasure since 2018. In 2013 his biggest moderation coup so far followed at the side of Sonja Zietlow (52). With his involvement in "I'm a star – get me out of here!" Hartwich replaced Dirk Bach (1961-2012), who died in 2012 and who has been in front of the camera in the Australian jungle since 2004.

During the ongoing engagements with "Let's Dance", "Das Supertalent" and "I am a star – get me out of here!" Daniel Hartwich can be seen again and again in other formats. He had the post as a presenter in the programs "Der RTL Comedy Grand Prix" (2012-2014), "Cash Crash" (2013), "Family Duel Prominenten-Special" (2013-2014), "Stepping Out" (2015) and "Detention! – Celebrities back to school" (2017-2018) – all of which can be seen on RTL.

This is what LEGO Masters is all about

And that's not all. In 2020 Hartwich is waiting for three more shows: "I Can See Your Voice" (August 18th and 19th), "Big Performance – Who is the star in the star?" (Start: September 12th) and "LEGO Masters". The latter starts on September 4th (four episodes, always on Fridays) at 8:15 p.m. on RTL (also via TVNow).

At "LEGO Masters" six teams of two compete against each other in increasingly demanding competitions. The aim is to create an outstanding structure from more than two million Lego bricks. Patience, creativity and of course technical know-how are required. Prize money of 25,000 euros awaits the winning team.