Friends Like These to undergo a serious make-over

By Drum Digital
20 October 2015

After 10 years of providing Mzansi’s television viewers with exciting fun and games as well as fabulous prizes, the popular local game show, Friends Like These, is expected to undergo a re-vamp.

The 13th season of the series that’s currently airing on SABC1 every Saturday at 18h00 will be coming to an end at the beginning of 2016.

SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho will continue to improve on its content offering by introducing a fresh new format as well as refreshing the current popular shows on its schedule.

The revamp for the popular Saturday night game show, Friends Like These will be introducing a whole lot of new elements into the game show for better and more exciting games and a new face or two of the show.

“SABC 1 is sad to part ways with DJ Sbu (Sbusiso Leope) after so many years of working together.  He has grown with the channel over the years and the time to move on has come. The channel will be resuming the process of identifying suitable replacement(s) to steer the show to greater heights soon, says Zandile Nkonyeni, Head of PR: SABC TV Channels.

“I am humbled to have worked with Urban Brew, BBC and SABC1 to create such a successful game show. It’s time to move on to bigger challenges as a youth leader in Business and Community Projects through my Foundation,” comments DJ Sbu. “I am excited about my future endeavours in the Business world. It's about time I pass on the baton to younger fresh talent. It's going to be an exciting 2016. I'm looking forward to seeing the show grow from strength to strength. I still will be part of the show from the sidelines to advise and give guidance wherever I can, to make sure that the show continues to be the success it has been for the past decade. Wishing the new team well in their new challenge,” he adds.

The new season of the game show is scheduled to start early 2016 on Mzansi’s number 1 entertainment channel and will also spot a new look and feel, adopt new graphics and logo. SABC1 hopes the viewers will enjoy the new elements and that the participants will be challenged by the new games.

All the developments of the channel will be communicated once all the new elements are put in place.

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