TLC Entertainment is on the hunt for its first African presenter

By Faeza
07 August 2015

The search for TLC’s Next Great Presenter is on! Passionate fans of the popular network from across the African continent are invited to showcase their talent in the channel’s first ever presenter search, launching on 9 August 2015.

“TLC’s success is largely due to its diverse array of entertaining and engaging presenting talent, from Oprah and Iyanla to Buddy and Randy Fenoli. These are big characters with even bigger personalities and that’s exactly what we’ll be looking for in the TLC Next Great Presenter winner,” said Lee Hobbs, VP of Channels for Discovery Networks.

From 9 August to 3 September, entrants will be invited to submit a two minute video audition, via the specially created Next Great Presenter website, showcasing their presenting skills and explaining why they are the perfect presenter. During this time, candidates will also need to read a pre-written script to camera, details of which will also be on the website.

“We want candidates with a passion for and knowledge about TLC Entertainment. They must feel like a genuine, enthusiastic fan and a fit for the channel in terms of their attitude and vibrancy. In the video submissions, we’ll be looking for potential presenters who comes across as confident, entertaining and engaging,” explains Hobbs.

Each video audition will be reviewed by a panel of experts and the best candidates will be shortlisted. But in the end it will be up to the viewers to choose the ultimate winner who will receive the chance to present TLC TOP 10 – a brand new series coming to TLC Entertainment (DStv 172) in November. This new show will include commentary on the top 10 shows from the following popular genres: Weddings, mega mom’s, intriguing families and extreme passions seen on the channel.

“This is an amazing opportunity for a TLC Entertainment super-fan or budding TV presenter to present a show on the #1 lifestyle channel in South Africa. We’re looking forward brilliant entries from across the continent - so be yourself, be bold and most importantly be TLC!

The competition opens on Sunday, 9 August. For further details on how to enter the TLC Next Great Presenter competition, including the full selection criteria, keep watching TLC Entertainment (DStv 172) and visit the TLC Next Great Presenter website.