Big Brother South Africa is making a comeback
early next year, after running for only two seasons in 2001 and 2002.
The show will be presented by the sexy and talented TV host, Lungile Radu.
He said with a show of this size and with this format, it’s clear the stars of the show are the housemates themselves, the ordinary men and women suddenly thrown into the spotlight in a unique situation.
“Their prominence in the show allows me to take more of a guiding role, helping audiences navigate the house and the relationships of those who live in it, while engaging the housemates themselves on their Big Brother experiences,” he said.
“It’s an opportunity for me to learn what goes into making this massive production.
“It appeals to the presenter, but also to the producer in me. It will also give me the chance to hone my live presenting skills. Being on air in real time is one of the most challenging aspects of TV presenting and there’s no better place to master that skill than on a programme where unpredictable characters, shocking twists and unexpected turns are inormal,” he said.
Lungile, who is a businessman and film director as well, made his mark in the entertainment industry when he presented shows like Kasi 101, O-Boma, Set It Off and Shout it Out on DSTV’s Channel O, as well as Fear Factor.
He has also appeared on two seasons of Forever Young, a reality show he shared with Thomas Gumede and Siya Ngwekazi and on etv’s soapie, Rhythm City.
The producers are already hard at work revamping the Big Brother house and finalising housemate selection. They are putting the finishing touches to their plans before making the final announcements.
Big Brother Mzansi can be seen on Sunday 2 February, with a two-hour launch special at 7pm on channel 197 and 198 for DStv Premium and Compact viewers.