Matthias Opdenhövel

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Matthias Opdenhövel (2018)

Matthias Augustinus Wilhelm Georg Opdenhövel (born August 25, 1970 in Detmold ) is a German television presenter .


Matthias Opdenhövel completed his Abitur in 1990 at the Christian-Dietrich-Grabbe-Gymnasium in Detmold and then did his basic military service with the 7th Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion in Augustdorf . He then began studying business administration in Würzburg , but broke it off shortly afterwards and did an internship at the Lippische Rundschau . This was followed by an internship at Radio Lippe . He then moved to VIVA , where he worked, among other things, in the editorial department, as a moderator, in live reports, in interviews and in the production of articles. From 1994 to 1997 Opdenhövel was a permanent editor at VIVA.

Together with Aleksandra Bechtel , he hosted the program Please smile on RTL II from 1997 to 1998 , and from 1998 to 2003 with Barbara Schöneberger the Sunday breakfast television Weck Up on Sat.1 . At VOX , he also conducted the quiz Do you have tones? From 1999 to 2001 . where songs had to be guessed. From 2003 to 2004 he hosted the daily quiz show on Sat.1, which later ran as a repeat on 9Live .

From summer 2006 to summer 2007, Opdenhövel hosted the Pay-TV Arena , which in summer 2007 sublicensed the Bundesliga rights to Premiere . In the 2007/08 UEFA Cup season , Opdenhövel acted as a field reporter at the UEFA Cup home games from the first round to the round of 16 at Bayern Munich . In 2007, the McFit Masters of Legends tournament hosted . These sporting events could all be seen on ProSieben . From 2003 to 2006 he was the stadium announcer at Borussia Mönchengladbach .

From 2006 to 2011 he hosted the ProSieben show Schlag den Raab , which was awarded the German Television Prize in 2007 in the category “Best entertainment program / best entertainment moderation”. He also acted as a presenter for the Wok World Cup and TV total tower diving . In 2009 he hosted the game show WipeOut with Werner Hansch and Charlotte Engelhardt . .

In 2010, due to the cooperation between ARD and ProSieben and Sabine Heinrich , he moderated the German preliminary decision for the Eurovision Song Contest , our star for Oslo , organized by Stefan Raab . The two also moderated the Echo award ceremony in the same year. On the evening of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 , the duo also moderated the preliminary reporting in the first and then the Grand Prix party and the following day the arrival of the winner Lena . Also in 2011 the two moderated the ESC preliminary decision, Our Song for Germany and in the context of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 he moderated various programs for Das Erste and ProSieben, for example Eurovision total as a special edition of TV total .

In the football Bundesliga seasons 2009/10 and 2010/11 Opdenhövel was the presenter for the channel LIGA total! in front of the camera. In 2010 he also took over the Sport1 broadcast LIGA total! Matchday analysis . In the fifth season of the series Pastewka he had a guest appearance in the episode Das Gewitter . In July 2011 he left the ProSiebenSat.1 Group to become the moderator of the ARD sports show.

Since the 2011/12 season, he has also been a moderator for the ski jumping broadcasts on ARD. ARD also used Opdenhövel as a moderator and reporter in the German camp at the 2012 European Football Championship in Poland and the Ukraine.

In 2012/2013 he also presented the ARD entertainment program Opdenhövel's Countdown . In the summer of 2013 he presented the show series Alles auf einer Lid for the first time on WDR television . At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil , he formed the ARD moderation duo with Mehmet Scholl . In 2016 he was on the road again for ARD and reported again with Mehmet Scholl from the EM 2016 from France live from the stadiums. Since January 2018 Opdenhövel has hosted the game show Big Bounce - The Trampoline Show on RTL , and since June 2019 the music program The Masked Singer on ProSieben. In December 2019, he appeared on the game show Did you know? on.

Matthias Opdenhövel is married, has two sons and lives with his family in Cologne . He volunteers for the German bone marrow donor database . In 2012 he advertised nationwide on posters for the DKMS campaign against leukemia for the stem cell donation .

TV presentations

Matthias Opdenhövel at the Ski Jumping World Cup in Klingenthal (2015)


Former / Unique


  • The Quickfucker Shoes and Other Stories; Experiences of a VIVA moderator . vgs-Verlag, 1998, ISBN 3-8025-2619-8 .
  • with Steffi Hugendubel-Doll: flip flops, iPod, currywurst: who invented it? . cbj-Verlag, 2012, ISBN 3-570-13621-3 .
  • with Mariam Younossi: Pilates for men: "All just no pill pill." Muscle building, stability, prevention . Knaur Balance, 2018, ISBN 3-8025-2619-8 .


Matthias Opdenhövel with his television award (2012)

Web links

Commons : Matthias Opdenhövel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Thorsten Otto: Matthias Opdenhövel at Mensch, Otto. Archived from the original on June 5, 2016 ; Retrieved June 5, 2016 .
  2. 2010: “Our Star for Oslo” on
  3. Echo: Matthias Obdenhövel replaces Oliver Pocher on
  4. The first three songs for Lena “Our Song for Germany” on
  5. ^ The "Sportschau" calls: Opdenhövel switches to ARD on , May 17, 2011.
  6. Marco Ries: ARD: Matthias Opdenhövel new moderator for ski jumping on
  7. Matthias Opdenhövel and Thomas Schaaf advertise the DKMS on
  8. ↑ New addition to “Sportschau” - Matthias Opdenhövel changes to ARD , Spiegel Online
  9. Ski jumping: Opdenhövel follows Homburg as moderator ,
  10. 3 minutes long: The first starts “Sportschau vor Acht” ,
  11. The Masked Singer. May 20, 2019, accessed June 30, 2019 .
  12. The ARD rescuer from the VIVA sandpit ,
  13. "Please smile" at
  14. Opdenhövel's brilliant [sic! Tones] ,
  15. "The Quiz Show" at
  16. TV total federal election ,
  17. The big ProSieben ox race ,
  18. Arena expands Bundesliga team ,
  19. From “Schlag den Raab” to ARD - Matthias Opdenhövel will host the “Sportschau” , Augsburger Allgemeine
  20. ^ WOK WM 2006 Innsbruck ,
  21. ^ "TV total high diving": Fabian Hambüchen takes full risk ,
  22. Pro7 press release on the 2008 European Autoball Championship
  23. Wipe Out - Don't cry, run! - Bodily Injury TV , Focus Online
  24. Left and Liberals win at Raab ,
  25. Boredom at ProSieben - the great tilt-roll-fall-yawn spectacle ,
  26. Welke and Opdenhövel at “Liga total!” ,
  27. Opdenhövel takes over Schlag the star from Raab ,
  28. TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge 2010 - the participants ,
  29. Autoball World Cup becomes a hit ,
  30. "Our star for Oslo: The ESC preliminary decision 2010 in Cologne"
  31. Heinrich / Opdenhövel moderate Echo 2010 ,
  32. Back again: The matchday analysis,
  33. ^ The moderator duo Heinrich and Opdenhövel ,
  34. ^ "Eurovision Total": Late Night Light ,
  35. SKL-Millionenshow - world record hunt on the day of happiness ,
  36. ^ "Bread and Games" for Matthias Opdenhövel , Focus Online
  37. ARD star Delling departed from EM ,
  38. ^ Opdenhövel, Delling, Beckmann - "Waldis Club" close up - ARD trio takes over , Spiegel Online
  39. ^ Matthias Opdenhövel becomes ARD-Wahlmann ,
  40. ^ "Opdenhövels Countdown" - New primetime show in the First ( Memento from May 6, 2012 in the Internet Archive ),
  41. Opdenhövel moderates "Star-Biathlon 2013" ,
  42. Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 - Das Erste will broadcast from February 27 ,
  43. "Everything on one lid - The summer quiz" ,
  44. "Dalli Dalli" is now called "That's great!" , Hannoversche Allgemeine
  45. Opdenhö
  46. Probably the craziest TV quiz: WDR 24-hour rate marathon with Opdenhövel. Meedia , July 21, 2014, accessed July 26, 2014 .
  47. «I like it!»: Opdenhövel gets a new show. In : . , July 2, 2015, accessed on July 15, 2015 .
  49. Der Augenoptiker, issue 11/2010, p. 20.
  50. Matthias Opdenhövel honored as best sports presenter / Dieter Adler honored for life's work. WDR, October 5, 2015, accessed October 5, 2015 .