We’ve seen him on our screens in shows such as SABC 1’s Skeem Saam and Mzansi Magic’s Igazi and now, viewers will get to see Oros Mampofu step into a new role as a TV presenter.
The actor will be hosting the African version of US hit reality show Ghosted: Love Gone Missing alongside MTV Base Culture Squad presenter, Shamiso Mosaka.
The show - which will air on MTV Africa in August, will explore the phenomena of “Ghosting” – which can be described as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly, and without explanation, withdrawing from all communication.
Speaking to TRUELOVE, Oros says that TV presenting has always been something that he’s wanted to do.
“It (presenting) has been something I’ve had an interest in but I never really went into it because I believe in taking the time to focus on one thing and maturing that element before moving into something else,” he says.
“I feel that, at this stage of my acting career, it’s now time for me to branch out. Whether it’s business or whether it’s presenting or behind the screen as a producer or director, I feel like I’m in a position where I can spread my wings and fly,” he added.
Oros says that the transition from being an actor to a TV presenter has been interesting.
“It’s been very different in that, as an actor you portray a character and a story of someone else, so to actually be shifting from the mindset of telling someone else’s story to being yourself has been very interesting. Now, I’m being myself and expressing myself as much as possible,” he explained.
“I enjoy being an actor and I’m also realising now that being in front of the screen as a presenter is also something I enjoy,” he continued.
The actor says that he looks forward to seeing how his fans will take the individual that he is outside of the characters that he’s portrayed on screen.
Seeing that the show will be seeking to help individuals who are distraught and are in pursuit of the truth, Oros says that he thinks his authenticity and empathetic nature is a great fit for the show.
“Contrary to Shamiso, who is feisty and fun in her approach, I’ll be bringing in a softer approach,” he said.
On what South African viewers can expect to see on the show, Oros said excitement, energy, entertainment, twists of turns and cliff hangers are at the top of that list.
Catch Ghosted: Love Gone Missing on MTV Africa (channel 130 on DSTV) on Mondays, 16 August at 21:30.