Isono's Rami Chuene makes her TV-presenting debut

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Rami Chuene will be presenting a new reality show titled Away for Repair
Rami Chuene will be presenting a new reality show titled Away for Repair

Is there anything she can’t do?

She’s an award-winning actress, author, and now a presenter – a veritable jack of all trades.

South African National Parks (SANParks) recently announced that it will be launching a 13-week reality television series on 7 October 2021 on Mzansi Magic DSTV channel 161. 

The show, titled Away for Repair, will be hosted by Rami Chuene and is set to highlight the heartfelt stories of ordinary people mending broken bonds in the backdrop of one of Mzansi's beautiful national parks.

“It is definitely my first TV presenting job but I was very comfortable," says the Isono and How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding actress.

"I think what helped was the fact that the show is set up in an authentic way. The conversations are honest and I didn’t feel like I had to ‘present’. The show is sincere and open."

Reality TV has taken South Africa by storm but for Rami, this particular one has her heart for its authenticity.

“I believe we deserve reality shows that are not meant to deliberately hurt people. I’m not crazy about shows that push people over the edge for the sake of ratings and trending. I believe Away For Repair has intentionally avoided those traits so we can really look for solutions, help mend and restore relationships,” she tells Drum. 

The show for Rami signifies hope. "There is hope for us as a people, I hope South African’s can see and realise that we are all capable of communicating, repairing and restoring our relationships."

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The actress is hosting the show alongside renowned life coach and author Romeo Mabasa.

Away for Repair looks at the challenges that people in relationships face and will attempt to mend the broken bonds, Romeo tells Drum.

“Fighting, arguing and disagreeing inevitable. But when we choose the path to reconciliation, we will fight but let’s not stay there too long."

He will be bringing in his expertise as a life coach to the show. “The stories are real," he says.

"I get a chance to explore these challenges with the couples, the audience will connect with them and I want our viewers to follow some of the questioning tactics that we are putting in place."  

“Away for Repair will treat viewers to an emotional roller-coaster as four teams of two undergo a relationship boot camp against the spectacular backdrops of seven of South Africa’s prime National Parks," says SANParks spokesman Hapiloe Sello.

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