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Also adapted in China, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Russia and Greece
|In a special on German TV, Elstner said, Wetten, dass..? had the chance to have Pope John Paul II on the show, but only via video link, not direct in person. Elstner refused, because this could be precedent for future celebrities and famous people to come on the show via video link and not be in personal on the television set. Elstner regretted the once-in-a-lifetime chance to have the pope on his show and said it was the greatest mistake of his career.|
|The show is the most successful television show in Europe.|
|Each of the shows, which are not interrupted by commercials, is usually scheduled to last for about two hours, but overrunning by up to 45 minutes is not uncommon.|
|Each show has a market share from usually more than 40%.|