Strictly Come Dancing SA is back

2013-06-27 11:25

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Marc Lottering and Pabi Moloi have been confirmed as the hosts of Strictly Come Dancing, the celebrity reality dance show that returns to our screens on July 10 on SABC3.

The two replace long-serving presenters Ian von Memerty and Sandy Ngema.

Lottering is a celebrated comedian based in Cape Town while Moloi is a high-profile radio host, currently on the newly established Power FM.

The glamorous international format show, which pairs local celebrities with professional dancers to get into shape and learn professional ballroom and Latin American dance moves for a knockout competition, makes a TV comeback after a five-year hiatus. It is a long-running series in the UK and the US, where it’s known as Dancing With The Stars.

The combination of glamour, glittering dance costumes and the magic of dance, plus the power of celebrity, has made it one of the most followed programmes on TV.

Not only has the South African version earned new presenters, the judging panel has also been revamped with three, rather than four, experts scoring the contestants.

The judges were Lilian Phororo, Dave Campbell, Salome Sechele and Tyrone Watkins.

In the new series, South African Latin American champ, coach and adjudicator Tebogo Kgobokoe will be joined by Michael Wentink, the undefeated World Latin American dance champ and the winner of the first season of Strictly Come Dancing; and singer, dancer and actress Samantha Peo will complete the fearsome threesome.

“We are very thrilled with the calibre of hosts and judges for the upcoming season of Strictly Come Dancing. This brand new team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to what is an enormously successful and exciting TV show,” commented Risuna Mayimele, SABC3’s marketing manager.

The identity of the 10 celebrity contestants and their dance partners will be revealed next week.

Previous celebrity winners of Strictly Come Dancing include comedian Rob van Vuuren, actor Emmanuel Castis, musician HHP, radio and TV personalities Zuraida Jardine and Riaan Venter.

» The show will air on Wednesdays, starting on July 10 from 8pm to 10pm with a 10-minute break to allow for voting. The results will be announced on the same evening.

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