Christmas with Khumbulekhaya's Andile

By Drum Digital
14 December 2012

Khumbulekhaya's Andile tells us how she will be spending Chirstmas with family.

She steps out of her Mercedes-Benz exuding confidence and poise as she walks into the upmarket boutique hotel Ten Bompas in Dunkeld, north of


The security guards just about fall over each other as they jostle for the attention of the popular and attractive Khumbul’ekhaya presenter. Andile Carelse shows her class when she takes time to greet and shake hands with each one of the star-struck guards.

It’s hard to believe this beautiful woman is the same person who broke into the celeb scene as a rebellious wild girl in skimpy outfits that didn’t so much cry out but beg for attention.Andile (39) has long since shed the bad-girl image and the only reminder of those days is her signature blonde hair.

She raised a lot of eyebrows when she first wore the hairstyle but nowadays, if someone mentions her name, the first thing that comes to mind is the blonde hair.

We are meeting the television presenter and host of the SABC 1 reality series Khumbul’ekhaya while she takes time out from her hectic schedule to have lunch with her family.

We are surprised to learn that this is also an opportunity for the family to catch up with Andile, who has been overseas a lot lately. Her younger brother Koketso Gaelesiwe (30) is what ladies would describe as a tall, dark and handsome hunk. He’s reserved and quiet, the exact opposite of his boisterous and carefree sister.

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