I am a huge fan of E! Entertainment Television, so I was ecstatic to hear that they are about to launch a local presenter search.
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.
The locally produced series called “The Search: E! Host South Africa” is expected to launch on DStv channel 124 in February 2017, and 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, NBC Universal 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.
Nice work if you can get it, methinks.