The six-part competition series, set to launch in 2017, will follow eight local contestants as they compete for the honour of being named the first-ever host for E! in South Africa.
Johannesburg – E! Entertainment Television (DStv channel 124) today announced its new, locally produced series The Search: E! Host South Africa. Expected to launch on the channel in February 2017, the six-part series will follow eight aspiring presenters as they compete to become the first-ever host for the channel in South Africa, and next member of the E! family.
“E! Entertainment Television continues to invest into original programming and, with The Search: E! Host South Africa about to begin production, we are delighted to be showcasing local talent,”, says Colin McLeod, Managing Director, UK and Emerging Markets, NBCUniversal International Networks. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for up-and-coming talent from across the country to pursue this unique opportunity to become a pop culture ambassador on E! in Africa.”
This new reality competition will follow the contestants as they live together in a luxurious mansion, showcasing their talent in a series of weekly challenges. Each week, one of the contestants will be eliminated by a panel of judges until only the most accomplished and tenacious contender – whose finger is firmly on the pulse of pop culture – is declared the winner. The winner will see their star-studded dreams come true, as they become the first-ever E! Host South Africa covering future events on behalf of the channel.