“Let’s Dance” star reports major changes: “It’s the first time”

Bastian Bielendorfer does not have the best physical conditions for “Let’s Dance”, but fights through it week after week.Image: dpa / Rolf Vennenbernd

Bastian Bielendorfer has blossomed on “Let’s Dance”. He hasn’t yet cracked the 20-point mark with Ekaterina Leonova, but things are improving week after week. He could hardly have started the season worse, especially the first two episodes were anything but promising for him. Since many fans accused him of not giving everything on the show, he finally revealed physical deficits: the comedian has had massive problems with his left leg since childhood and can hardly balance on it.

Of course, his increase over the last few weeks is all the more remarkable. In an Instagram post, Bastian now shows how much his body awareness has changed through training with Ekat. The followers react enthusiastically in the comments.

“Let’s Dance”: Bastian Bielendorfer is “a different person”

“Thank you Ekat for torturing me towards my ideal weight. I never thought that two months of Russian whip would make me a new Basti,” says the comedian in his usual humorous way. There is also a photo that suggests that Bastian’s posture has become completely different through the rehearsals alone – in addition to the welcome weight loss.

And in fact, in an interview with RTL after the sixth “Let’s Dance” show of the year, he confirmed: “I discovered my own body, like a 14-year-old in a school camp […] It changes my body feeling and also my self-perception.Finally, the 37-year-old says:

“It’s the first time I’ve felt like I have control over my body. Of course, that’s really nice.”

Meanwhile, his fans are happy for him and are busy commenting on the new picture on Instagram. “Wow, like a different person,” says a user, for example, amazed. Another writes: “Much more interesting than the weight is that your whole posture and your tension in the body has changed.” But there are also compliments for dance partner Ekaterina Leonova: “Great, Ekat is the best coach in the world”cheers another user.

“Let’s Dance”: Ekat sees another problem with Bastian

Of course, the “Let’s Dance” professional did not miss Bastian’s physical transformation either. “Basti has a lot of physical limitations, so we first had to get his body straight. In that sense, Basti has only just got to know his body,” said Ekat on RTL.

Bastian Bielendorfer 2019 at a comedy performance.

Bastian Bielendorfer 2019 at a comedy performance.Image: imago images / Christoph Hardt

The 34-year-old still sees a problem with the star, but an important step has definitely been taken. The dancer adds: “He’s definitely not self-confident yet, before every show he wets his pants so much that he forgets the whole choreo. But how you feel about your body changes.”

If you consider that Joachim Llambi initially accused the comedian of “refusing to dance”, Bastian has come a long way. He is now spared such devastating criticism. Whether it could even be enough for the title “Dancing Star” is a completely different question, because the favorite roles are distributed quite clearly (otherwise) – but in any case, the fun cannon can be proud of itself.


Ekaterina Leonova and Bastian Bielendorfer are experiencing a turbulent time on “Let’s Dance”: After the comedian received the one-point trowel from the tough juror Llambi several times at the beginning of the season, he is now slowly but surely blossoming. Most recently, he was able to celebrate 17 points. However, both the 37-year-old himself and Ekat make no secret of the fact that he is not a born dancer. However, physical limitations also prevent him from performing better (Bastian has a long scar on his back and has poor coordination in his left leg).

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