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2013-09-13 11:00

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Watch out! Roxy and Sade are taking over television.

Laughter, partying and finishing off each others’ sentences is what former child TV presenters Roxy Burger, 26, (left) and Sade Giliberti, 28, are serving up on MTV Choice.

Add their distinct fashion styles, quirky humour and great local music, and Wednesday afternoons on MTV’s first local flagship magazine show are suddenly a bit more colourful.

Hosting their own show was a dream for most kids presenters growing up, Roxy says. ‘And working with one of my best friends is amazing. Sade is so talented and it’s so cool to have her next to me each week.’

Both women have a strong love of pop culture, music and fashion and believe that part of the reason they have such great chemistry on screen is that they are being themselves. ‘We are both awesomely unique,’ Sade says. ‘We’re a bit crazy but we’re also completely different from each other, which is why we work well as a team.’

And what can viewers expect on MTV Choice? ‘Lots of energy, lots of quirkiness and loads of fun,’ Roxy says. ‘I think the part where viewers vote for their top 10 videos is the best aspect of the show. They control the music and we bring the lifestyle elements – the interviews, the parties, all the extra stuff.’

While Roxy says she admires local radio DJ Anele Mdoda because ‘she is natural, she’s herself and she refuses to be compartmentalised’, Sade says she looks up to Cat Deeley, presenter of the US’s So You Think You Can Dance, and MTV’s Eden Harel, who inspired her to work harder for her dream.

•MTV Choice is on DStv channel 130 on Wednesdays at 4.40pm.

Sade & Roxy up close

What are you listening to at the moment?

Roxy: Gaga’s new single, ‘Applause’.

Sade: Mother Mother, Little Dragon and Alt_J, who are coming to South Africa in October.

Favourite books?

Roxy: When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman and A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche.

Sade: Anything by Chuck Palahniuk – he is amazing. The most recent of his that I read was Damned.

Signature style item?

Roxy: An amazing shade of lipstick dresses up any outfit.

Sade: My hair. I’ve been rocking short hair since high school.

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