Season 7 SABC3 (*193) 06:30 Lifestyle
Starting your day with lifestyle show Expresso (2010-current) is like drinking a mug of strong coffee: you’re wired! “No day is the same – the only constant is the wake-up call,” jokes host Katlego Maboe. And today is special: it marks episode 100 of season 7. “There’s an abundance of energy on set,” adds Katlego, whose co-presenters include Ewan Strydom, Leigh-Anne Williams, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, Graeme Richards, Zoe Brown and Bob The French Bulldog. “It’s fun and chaos for the next two-and-a-half hours on air!”
It’s not just the two-and-a-half hours, is it? No, there’s more that goes into an episode [Laughs]. There’s a whirlwind of energy and hyperactivity. We do exciting interviews, weird news and there’s delicious food. And after each episode, we do selfies with our guests – not just one either [Laughs]. You’ve been there from day 1, right? Yip – I had no expectations at all. I was just really excited to work with former presenter Michael Mol. The amount of knowledge I’ve gained from working with him is nothing short of a blessing. And your highlights? Too many! I have travelled the world and made amazing memories, like meeting musicians who inspire me – Michael Bublé and Josh Groban – those are my highlights. What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? I’m happy with who I am. You won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s okay. You’ve also taken home a couple of awards for your Expresso work. Do you have a favourite? They all have a special place, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the first SAFTA [in 2015] was my favourite. This is a job that keeps giving and I’m grateful to the public who voted for me and keep pushing me to be better.
Katlego Maboe (main) and his Expresso mentor Michael Mol (inset).