Over 100 turn up for au­di­tions

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In­side Out

AU­DI­TIONS for a new re­al­ity se­ries, In­side Out, re­ceived an over­whelm­ing re­sponse in Bu­l­awayo with over 100 prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants turn­ing up at a lo­cal ho­tel on Fri­day and Satur­day.

The se­ries, which has con­cepts sim­i­lar to Big Brother, is set to start air­ing on ZTV in Jan­uary with au­di­tions set to be held coun­try­wide.

San­poulus Ma­planka, co-pro­ducer of the show, said 120 peo­ple made it for the au­di­tions and they are look­ing for­ward to see­ing more peo­ple as they con­tinue with the se­lec­tion process that ends on Sun­day in Harare.

He said they were also im­pressed with the qual­ity of the par­tic­i­pants say­ing judges are cer­tain to have a hard time choos­ing the fi­nal­ists.

“It was a good turnout and I’m sure it will be a hard task for the judges to se­lect those that will make it to the sec­ond round of the au­di­tions.

“We had 19 ques­tions that we asked the par­tic­i­pants and most bor­dered on per­son­al­ity as we sought cred­i­ble char­ac­ters,” he said.

The au­di­tions moved to Gweru on Sun­day and to­day the team will be in Masvingo for more at Chevron Ho­tel up un­til to­mor­row. From there, they will be in Mutare (African Sun Am­ber Ho­tel) wrap­ping up in Harare at the Rain­bow Tow­ers start­ing on Fri­day end­ing on Sun­day.

Ma­planka said mis­com­mu­ni­ca­tion saw sev­eral prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants be­ing turned away from the ho­tel on Satur­day morn­ing adding those still in­ter­ested should con­tact them for reschedul­ing.

Af­ter the au­di­tions, 26 par­tic­i­pants (13 male and 13 fe­male) will be se­lected to take a road trip viewing lo­cal tourist sites. All their ac­tiv­i­ties will be filmed.

Just like Big Brother, view­ers will be tasked to save their favourite con­tes­tants by vot­ing to keep them. After­wards, the win­ners of the three-month se­ries will be awarded with cash prizes worth $40 000.

The par­tic­i­pants will be re­quired to live with each other in a No­mads Style tour truck as it trav­els around fa­mous tourist at­trac­tions around Zim­babwe, sleep­ing in tents and camps along the way.

The show is pro­duced by San­hci Pro­duc­tions.

San­poulus Ma­planka

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