German actor and presenter known for his work in television and for hosting several game shows including Germany's Deal or No Deal and Only Love Counts. He is also known for appearing in the soap opera Sturm der Liebe and the 2012 series Coast Guard.
After taking acting lessons at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York, he made his debut appearance in the 2000 soap opera Below Us. His career in reality television began in 2006 on the series Let's Dance and he went on to host Dancing on Ice in 2006.
He is an honoree of the German Children's Award from the Radio Commissioner of the Evangelical Church of Germany. He is also known for his association with the McDonald's Kinderhilfe Foundation since 2018.
He was born and raised in Germany. He married fellow television presenter Annemarie Carpendale in September of 2013 in Ibiza.
He starred alongside Annika Ernst in the German crime series Einstein in 2017.