The search for TLC Entertainment’s (DStv channel 135) next African presenter is well underway as entries closed on 22 August. The line-up of high profile judges will choose the three lucky contestants that will make it through to the final public vote.
Featuring a mix of well-known faces, industry experts and a Discovery Networks senior executive, this year’s judging panel includes: actress, MC, radio and TV personality, Thando Thabethe; head of content at Multichoice, Aletta Alberts; editor of ZAlebs.com, Zee Dladla; celebrity publicist and communications strategist, Jarred Doyle and VP of Channels for Discovery Networks CEEMEA, Lee Hobbs.
The judges will be tasked with whittling down the twelve semi-finalists to the top three finalists during the Boot Camp stage, which will take place in Cape Town from 19 September to 22 September. Boot Camp will see the semi-finalists put through their presenting paces by the judges and industry experts, and Jocelyn Broderick (Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie) as they undertake screen tests, performance coaching, fashion styling, plus brand and media training to see who really has what it takes to host on Africa’s top lifestyle and entertainment channel.
Launched last month, the TLC Next Great Presenter competition, is a search to find a talented individual who will win the chance to travel to London and present a brand new series, TLC’s Most Extreme, set to premiere on TLC early next year, plus a one-off special which will air later this year documenting the winner’s story.