‘Silver fox’ joins Top Billing

2012-08-15 07:52

Jonathan Boynton-Lee has won the My Top Billing Dream reality show on SABC3 and now joins Top Billing as a presenter.

The winner was announced last night during the final episode of My Top Billing Dream, and a star-studded reception was held for the winner at an event in Cape Town.

Boynton-Lee, an aspiring film director, actor and writer who was adopted, recently found his birth mother and was willing to be daringly different on camera to beat out fellow final contestants Lynelle Kenned, Zama Ngcobo and Chamendran Naidoo to win the My Top Billing Dream reality show.

During the show he got a tattoo on his arm and peroxided his hair, earning him the nickname “the silver fox” with viewers.

Boynton-Lee’s on-camera delivery style and live shot demeanour was instantly endearing to viewers, resulting in him receiving the most viewer votes.

Boyton-Lee, from Johannesburg, who studied drama and television at Rhodes University, described himself as a “starving actor, philantropist and hopeless romantic”.

He loves extreme sports such as shark cage diving and was late for his original audition for the reality show.

He had to find a replacement shirt after his nephew threw up on his original choice on his way to the auditions.

Said Top Billing presenter Jeannie D, who was one of the judges in the My Top Billing Dream reality show: “I’m so happy that Jonathan is joining the team. He has a very dry sense of humour and he’s incredibly clever and intelligent.”


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