TV protégés star in a new show called ‘Hectic On 3’

2018-07-12 06:00
Emmiraan Swartz, Danté Poole and Boitumelo Moloto are the new faces on SABC 3’s new tween show, Hectic On 3.

Emmiraan Swartz, Danté Poole and Boitumelo Moloto are the new faces on SABC 3’s new tween show, Hectic On 3.

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Three young Capetonians have landed themselves a television gig on SABC 3’s new tween show, Hectic On 3.

A sister programme of SABC 2’s Hectic Nine9, Hectic On 3 targets a younger audience to that of Hectic Nine9.

Bellville’s Danté Poole, Emmiraan Swartz from Mfuleni and a familiar face to the channel, Vereeniging-born Boitumelo Moloto, are the awesome threesome that is tasked with entertaining young people in the afternoons­.

The trio are all first-timers in live TV, but the energy and flair in their on-screen presence comes across as if they have been doing this for years.

Although 21-year-old Boitumelo has presented a TV show before, she says that Hectic On 3 is totally different from Yum.Me because it is broadcast live.

Yum.Me was pre-recorded, so we could go back and re-shoot if we made mistakes, but with live TV, we have to improvise whenever we make a mistake,” she says.

This Cape Peninsula University of Technology journalism graduate was introduced into the world of TV during the second season of Hectic Nine9’s mentorship programme, Hectic Take Over where she was chosen to become a content production mentee­­.

“That really prepared me for this role because I now know much more about making TV, something that will help me forward in establishing my own production company,” he says.

Although he has been in the broadcasting industry since 2014, this is Emmiraan’s first TV role in front of the camera.

Like Boitumelo, he was a mentee on Hectic Take Over in the first season; also doing content production.

His introduction to TV was a tad easier because he was been in broadcasting since his high school days.

Bred, buttered and cheesed in Bellville, Danté is not like his co-presenters.

Having matriculated from Fairmont High School in Durbanville, Hectic On 3 is his first television job.

“I did drama in high school, but this is totally different. I find live TV very overwhelming, excitingly overwhelming, though.

“I thought I would be nervous going into the show a newcomer, but it is motivating to know that all three of us are first-time presenters of a live TV show.

“This is just so amazing, to think that I almost missed out on auditions,” the 19-year-old says with a smile.

He was sitting in front of his computer one day and came across an advert about auditions for a TV show that were going into its last day.

“I tell you, I almost missed it. I went to audition the following day and got a call a week later to tell me that I had gotten the job. I was so excited.”

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