Go­ing, go­ing… gone?

TV’s not the same with­out Retro Hour and news­reader

TV Plus (South Africa) - - YOUASK - Amy McIver.

Where has our lovely Amy McIver gone, tv­plus? I also miss the Retro Hour on SABC3. Any chance of that com­ing back? –

JEAN TREVOR-ROBERTS, VIA SMS A tear­ful Amy MacIver an­nounced that she had been re­trenched from her news­reader po­si­tion at eNCA’s (*403) Cape Town of­fices dur­ing her fi­nal day on air on 28 Oc­to­ber 2016. The e.tv-off­shoot news chan­nel has been cut­ting staff since early 2015 when a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional part­ners started drop­ping the news ser­vice. Her Twit­ter ac­count has gone silent since then and her last tweet was a retweet from her fan @MoLeeSA1 say­ing “Amy is leav­ing, so sad. She even cried on her good­bye speech just af­ter the 1pm news.”

As for Retro Hour, SABC3’s new man­date to present 90% lo­cal con­tent has pushed most of the re­main­ing in­ter­na­tional con­tent into the late evening slot for now. Un­til there is a change in lead­er­ship and di­rec­tion at the SABC, it’s un­likely that the mid­day Retro Hour will re­turn to the chan­nel any­time soon.

Ex-eNCA news reader Amy McIver.

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