Can Chopped SA cut it?

CityPress - - Trending - Ashes To Ashes e.tv (DStv chan­nel 194) Thurs­day, 8pm

E.tv’s smash te­len­ov­ela, Ashes To Ashes, will reach its sea­son cli­max on Thurs­day. In true Na­mane style, it prom­ises to be the most dra­matic episode yet. So far, death has been good to the fam­ily that runs the pop­u­lar and pros­per­ous Na­mane Fu­ner­als. But drama was stirred up when Mpho, who Chopped South Africa Food Net­work (DStv chan­nel 175) Wed­nes­day, 8pm It’s hard enough to pro­duce a three-course meal un­der the best of cir­cum­stances, but imag­ine do­ing that un­der the scru­tiny of the public and three judges. In each episode of Chopped South Africa, four con­tes­tants must cook off against is mar­ried to Tsi­etsi Na­mane, started de­vel­op­ing feel­ings for his brother, Mon­wabisi. When Tsi­etsi found out about the af­fair, it didn’t go down well. Now that Mpho has been sucked into the Na­manes’ web of lies, de­cep­tion and power, will she hon­our her life­long com­mit­ment to Tsi­etsi, or will she fol­low her heart and run into Mon­wabisi’s arms? Make sure to tune in to catch all the drama. – Grethe Koen each other for the chance to win R40 000 in prize money. Cook­ing shows are all the rage in South Africa right now, with MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen and My Kitchen Rules pulling in big num­bers. Un­for­tu­nately, the South African ver­sions are never quite as thrilling as their US or UK coun­ter­parts. Let’s hope Chopped South Africa breaks the mould. – Grethe Koen

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THE JUDGES Jenny Mor­ris, David van Staden and Siba Mton­gana

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