SABC3 is look­ing for you, and you

Chance for young guns to be TV stars

The Star Late Edition - - NEWS - STAFF RE­PORTER

ARE YOU young and ea­ger? Well, SABC3 is look­ing for you. The chan­nel is back with a fourth sea­son of its Pre­sen­ter Search on 3.

If you have al­ways wanted to take over the tele­vi­sion screens, this could be your chance.

The chan­nel is not only look­ing for the host of a TV show but brand am­bas­sadors who will em­body the chan­nel.

Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude the late Simba Mhere, Jonathan Boyn­ton-Lee, Zoë Brown, Jade Hüb­ner and Danilo Ac­quisto.

Mhere and Boyn­ton-Lee went on to be­come house­hold names on Top Billing while Brown and Ac­quisto have made a mark for them­selves as hosts on Ex­presso and Af­ter­noon Ex­press re­spec­tively. Hüb­ner is now a pre­sen­ter on Top Billing.

Their jour­neys to star­dom started in the queues of Pre­sen­ter Search on 3, and you could fol­low in their foot­steps.

Au­di­tions start in Port El­iz­a­beth at the Nel­son Man­dela Bay Sta­dium on March 25 and will also take place in Joburg on April 20 and 21 at the Wan­der­ers Cricket Sta­dium.

Pre­sen­ter Search on 3 me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tive El Broide said: “Tele­vi­sion pre­sent­ing is not just about the fame. It’s a ca­reer that de­mands more than looks on ‘fleek’ and ador­ing so­cial me­dia fans. In ad­di­tion to be­com­ing the new pre­sen­ters on the chan­nel’s TV shows, this year’s win­ners will also be­come the new faces of SABC3.

“Life in the spot­light will not only be glam­our and travel. The po­ten­tial win­ners need to re­flect the dy­namic spirit of South Africa with a go-get­ter at­ti­tude that makes them own any room they walk into.

“They should be un­apolo­getic about who they are, proud of their back­ground and be able to rep­re­sent South Africa on any stage, be it lo­cal, re­gional or in­ter­na­tional,” said Broide.

Ac­quisto said the com­pe­ti­tion was a chance for fresh tal­ent to open their first door to the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

“Break­ing into the TV in­dus­try is hard. No pro­duc­ers are look­ing around for fresh tal­ent.

“They want to hire pre­sen­ters who have ex­pe­ri­ence and an ex­ist­ing brand. Pre­sen­ter Search on 3 is one of the only op­por­tu­ni­ties I know of that al­lows you the chance to get an ‘in’ into the in­dus­try.

“It’s a bril­liant first step to­wards a ca­reer in tele­vi­sion and I would highly rec­om­mend that any­one who is se­ri­ous about pur­su­ing this as a ca­reer en­ters.

“It may be your one and only shot, so don’t let it pass you by.”

TOP TAL­ENT: The pop­u­lar Pre­sen­ter

Search on 3 spot­light is search­ing for tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ters for var­i­ous shows on SABC3. From left are Jade Hüb­ner, a pre­sen­ter on Top Billing; Danilo Ac­quisto from

Af­ter­noon Ex­press and Win a Home; and Zoë Brown from Ex­presso.

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