Cape Town – The reason why John Webb has dropped off M-Net's (DStv 101) Carte Blanche is because he no longer lives in South Africa.
Channel24, as well as viewers who asked, noticed the absence of the highly respected journalist and TV presenter on M-Net's weekly investigative magazine show on Sunday evenings at 19:00, produced by Combined Artistic Productions with George Mazarakis as executive producer.
In response to a media enquiry, M-Net says John Webb remains one of the Carte Blanche presenters although his diminished on-screen appearances in inserts in the magazine show are due to the fact that he's left South Africa.
"John Webb has been based in the United Kingdom and Ireland for quite a while so when we have overseas stories, John is the logical choice of field presenter for Carte Blanche. John is also producing some stories for Carte Blanche at the moment," says M-Net.
"In short, he remains one of the Carte Blanche field presenters."
John Webb's in-field absence means a heavier lifting load for the remaining Carte Blanche presenters.
The other two presenter-anchors are Derek Watts and Devi Sankaree Govender.
The multiple award-winning Carte Blanche will celebrate its 30th anniversary in August as South Africa's longest running television programme.