ROB (40)

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How did this host­ing gig hap­pen? I was con­tacted by the pro­ducer about recre­at­ing a se­ries in the US and dis­cov­ered that the for­mat would work bet­ter here be­cause SA is way more in­ter­est­ing than small-town USA. Work­ing with Bon­tle was a huge sur­prise be­cause she was good for a first-time pre­sen­ter. It’s great to be work­ing with some­one with a bright fu­ture in en­ter­tain­ment.

What drew you to it? I’m from small­town SA (in Nelson Man­dela Bay) my­self and I know what it’s like to come from a small town and have big dreams and I would’ve ap­pre­ci­ated such an op­por­tu­nity.

What can we ex­pect? This is by far my best TV ex­pe­ri­ence – we have the best crew, con­cept… it’s beau­ti­fully put to­gether. You’re go­ing to laugh, cry, be in­spired and also get ex­cited. I can’t wait for peo­ple to see this.

What’s been your favourite act? So much of it re­ally blew me away – it’s way more in­spir­ing than I could’ve ever imag­ined. There were the wild and wacky acts that make for a good laugh, but there was also some good and some amaz­ing tal­ent!

And what makes the show dif­fer­ent? Ev­ery other tal­ent show makes you come to them, whereas we go find the peo­ple and see how they live, not just who they are. There’s so much heart and per­son­al­ity in this and it’s made me look at SA more pos­i­tively. I never thought I’d get that feel­ing from a tal­ent show.

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