Three Talk unveiled a new set at Urban Brew Studios in Randburg on Monday 4 July during an episode that looked back at the highlights and hairstyles of the SABC3 talk show’s eight year run.
The new set features a white stage and background with an oxblood-red couch, although the multi-purpose area can be adapted for different types of shows. Presenter Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu said that, after a year of plotting and planning, the new studio is sexy, fresh and vibrant.
Guests for the episode included Three Talk regulars such as medical expert Dr Harry Seftel, author and motivational speaker Justin Cohen, psychologist Phyllis Ndlovu and radio presenter Ndumiso Ngcobo. They joined Maholwana-Sangqu on set to talk about the show’s “new look and feel’, and highlight the fact that some things will remain the same, including the interaction with members of the audience.
“Technology has enabled the nation to come together on this show,’ said Cohen.
Maholwana-Sangqu talked about some of her favourite moments on the show, and five big screens showed clips of past episodes featuring her changing hairstyles, embarrassing moments and famous interviewees such as Lionel Ritchie, Kelly Rowland, Richard Branson and Lance Armstrong. However, ordinary people sharing their stories had also left an impression: “Each and every guest that comes in, I can identify with,’ said Maholwana-Sangqu.
Three Talk is on SABC3 weekdays at 15:30.