Is this Sed­ibe’s re­al­ity check?

CityPress - - News - NTOMBI­ZODWA MAKHOBA and SINETHEMBA MTHA­BELA ntombi­zodwa@city­

For­mer Gen­er­a­tions ac­tor Sonia Sed­ibe has left the Real House­wives of Jo­han­nes­burg se­ries.

Three sources close to the pro­duc­tion, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity, said she was shown the door be­cause of her “diva” ten­dency and her lack of pro­fes­sion­al­ism on set.

One said they had also lost at least two of the house­wives they wanted on the show be­cause nei­ther of them wanted to work with Sed­ibe.

Another said Sed­ibe “was en­gaged in nu­mer­ous ar­gu­ments with other house­wives on a per­sonal level”. “We even lost po­ten­tial spon­sors be­cause they didn’t want to be as­so­ci­ated with Sed­ibe. They as­sumed it was her pro­duc­tion,” said yet another.

Sed­ibe, how­ever, de­nied that she was fired, in­sist­ing she left the show on good terms.

“I left be­cause of bet­ter of­fers. If I was a diva, would I make tea for the team?” she said on Fri­day.

“I re­ally love those girls [the house­wives]. I’m the one who hand­picked them, after all. We had a good work­ing re­la­tion­ship.”

Sed­ibe was ini­tially cast as one of the house­wives but later be­came the show’s pro­duc­tion man­ager.

Archie Tigere, owner of Tigere Me­dia, which pro­duces the show, con­firmed Sed­ibe had de­parted on Tues­day. “It was a mu­tual agree­ment. She didn’t fit our pro­file. Things were just not work­ing out.”

Sonia Sed­ibe

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