kykNET 'Kwarantyn' cast member in stable condition in hospital after being removed from reality show

Manie LeRoux.
Manie LeRoux.
Screengrab: Instagram/kyknettv
  • One of the cast members of kykNET's reality show Kwarantyan exited the show on Sunday night.
  • Manie - a member of the Le Roux family - left the series after 12 days after developing a fever and unexplained stomach ache.
  • His father, Braam said Manie is in stable condition in hospital.
  • The new Afrikaans reality show follows two families as they compete for a cash prize while adhering to lockdown regulations.

After 12 days one of the cast members abruptly exited kykNET's reality show Kwarantyn after developing a fever and unexplained stomach ache.

Manie (19) - a member of the Le Roux family who like the Scheepers family in another house next door are under constant camera surveillance in kykNET's Big Brother-like reality series - is in stable condition in hospital after he was removed from the show on Sunday.

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On Monday morning the Red Pepper Pictures production team was informed that Manie is in stable condition in hospital. According to dad Braam: "Manie is okay, he is laying in a ward and is being monitored. He has an intravenous drip and is on pain medication."

The family members of both the Le Roux and Scheepers families were informed that Manie is in hospital and will remain there for the time being.

Braam said that the house "isn't the same without Manie. The vibe just isn't the same."

"When we received the message this morning, our mood immediately improved because we thought that Manie is on his way back, but it quickly fell when we heard that he hasn't undergone tests yet."

According to Braam, Manie first had pain in his upper body which spread to the lower half of his body. He became nauseous, super warm and his blood pressure was high. This prompted the decision to rush Manie to hospital and leave the show.

An emotional mother, Jana explained that she made Manie's empty bed on Monday and folded his clothes. "It's not nice. We're waiting for him, but it's not lekker. He's a strong laaitie, he doesn't get ill easily, but if he needs anything I'm always there for him, and this is the first time that I can't be there. Not even the production team can go in to see Manie. It's difficult. He's strong, and I'm sure he will get better soon, and we're waiting for him."

On Monday evening the LeRoux family shared an update about Manie's condition on their Twitter account. Manie had an operation at 15:00 in which his appendix was removed. The operation was a success and he is now in recovery. 

Kwarantyn is broadcast as a kykNET pop-up channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV service on channel 149 with weekday highlight shows broadcast on kykNET (DStv 144).

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