Local girl eliminated in reality TV show

2011-07-06 00:00

ACTRESS Rosa Whitcher, of Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg, was eliminated from the TV talent search Class Act on Monday.

Whitcher could not hold back tears as her name was announced in a live broadcast.

Talking to The Witness from the contestants’ Johannesburg house, she said she was shocked when they called her name, as she had thought she would make it because she had worked hard.

But, she added, “I’m happy with all the experience I got. Like I said on the show on Monday, this has been a lovely blessing for me.”

She said it is not easy to leave everything behind and come back home.

“Today we were supposed to be shooting and I had already prepared my stuff. It is very difficult, but I’ll definitely carry on with the journey.”

Whitcher might not be SA’s leading lady, but she is optimistic that the exposure she received from the reality show will count for something.

The actress’s biggest dream is to have a role in award-winning SABC 3 soap Isidingo.

“I’ve been keeping my eyes on Isidingo since high school days. That is really my greatest desire, but I’ll welcome any opportunity that will come my way.

“I’d like to thank everyone from Pietermaritzburg, especially from Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, Clarendon Primary School, Woodlands and my family for all the support and love that has been overwhelming. I didn’t expect so much support,” she added.

Whitcher is expected to fly back home this weekend.

Next week Abdul Khoza and Pallance Dladla will battle it out in the men’s section, while Mandisa Nduna and Tumie Ngumla go head to head to decide SA’s next leading lady. The winning pair will be announced at the 90-minute grand finale on July 16.

Class Act airs every Saturday evening at 6.30 pm on SABC 1, and the elimination shows are screened every Monday at 7 pm.

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