Kelly’s new show set to be riv­et­ing

Celebs re­veal their love se­crets

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MPILETSO MOTUMI @mane_mpi Mpiletso.motumi@inl.co.za

KELLY Khu­malo is set to get tongues wag­ging and view­ers glued to their screens as she gets stars to re­veal their in­ti­mate se­crets in a new talk show.

The singer and ac­tress is adding an­other show­biz string to her bow as host of GauTV’s new show Love and Mat­ri­mony.

Khu­malo said she’s re­ally ex­cited about the show and couldn’t wait to hear what peo­ple think of it.

“When the first show airs, I will be on stage in Dur­ban (for the July) so I won’t be able to watch it with ev­ery­one at home, but I hope peo­ple en­joy it and learn a thing or two about love,” she said.

Khu­malo said she had found her­self learn­ing so much from the guests. “It’s an in­ti­mate sit down and we just talk about our views on love and ex­pe­ri­ences.”

The con­cept for the show started two months ago, said PR com­pany Tem­bisa On Record’s Ng­wako Serepe.

“The boss of GauTV, Dr Vic­tor Phume, wanted Kelly Khu­malo specif­i­cally for this show as she sings and writes about love and has a lot to share.”

Serepe ex­plained that Khu­malo will be bring­ing a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to the show in the way she in­ter­views her guests.

“She’ll be get­ting stars to share a lot of de­tails about their love lives. She will also be shar­ing from her own ex­pe­ri­ences. Peo­ple will see a dif­fer­ent Kelly on the show.”

Khu­malo’s love life has al­ways been in the public space, which has caused her to be un­der con­stant scru­tiny on so­cial me­dia.

Her past re­la­tion­ships with Molemo “Jub Jub” Maaro­hanye and the late Or­lando Pi­rates goal­keeper Senzo Meyiwa, re­sulted in Khu­malo be­ing called many deroga­tory names.

In an in­ter­view, Khu­malo told Anele Mdoda on her SABC3 show Real Talk last year she had al­ways been at peace with the way Meyiwa felt about her.

Their re­la­tion­ship came into the full glare of the me­dia af­ter Meyiwa had al­legedly left his wife, Man­disa, to be with the singer.

She told Mdoda: “You can’t take that away from me… That is the beauty of it, that you can scream, you can ac­cuse, you can call me names but one thing that you can never take away from me is the fact that that man loved me. Even in his grave.”

Meyiwa, whose death is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter al­most three years, was shot and killed in Khu­malo’s Vosloorus home in Ekurhu­leni.

Maaro­hanye was re­leased from prison ear­lier this year, af­ter spend­ing four years in prison for the 2010 killing of four school­child­ren dur­ing a drag rac­ing in­ci­dent in Soweto.

Khu­malo had also done a “tell all” in­ter­view with Sizwe Dhlomo on MTV’s Be­hind The Story, talk­ing about her al­leged drug­fu­elled re­la­tion­ship with the hip-hop star.

She had told Dhlomo that she had be­come a drug ad­dict while dat­ing him and that it was be­cause she had a lot of money and didn’t know what to do with it.

“I just be­came so hooked on drugs, I for­got about ev­ery­thing,” she had said in the in­ter­view.

She also called her re­la­tion­ship with Meyiwa a waste of time and en­ergy.

Love and Mat­ri­mony will pro­file per­son­al­i­ties in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try “about their love lives, mar­riage, break-ups and the chal­lenges they face or have faced in the name of love”.

Khu­malo joins the likes of Khanyi Mbau who also hosted her own show on e.tv, Katch it with Khanyi.

The show will air on DStv on Satur­days at 7.30pm with her first guest be­ing her sis­ter, Zandie Khu­malo.

PER­SONAL: Kelly Khu­malo is get­ting ready to host a new talk show Love and Mat­ri­mony on DSTv chan­nel GauTV that launches on Satur­day.

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