Anele lands plum TV job
Effervescent radio presenter Anele Mdoda has landed her dream job.
The third season of M-Net’s The Voice South Africa will be hosted by the outspoken Mdoda, it has been confirmed.
Mdoda, a self-proclaimed super-fan of the popular television franchise, will take on this coveted role when the show’s blind auditions kick off later this month.
Along with the new host comes a new venue for the prerecorded rounds of The Voice South Africa Season 3.
The blind auditions, battles and knockout rounds will unfold at Urban Brew Studios in Randburg, where more great surprises await the phenomenal talent.
“Sho, I still can’t believe I’m going to be the host of such a massive M-Net production,” Mdoda said.
“Since 1992, when my parents bought our first decoder, I’ve been dreaming of seeing myself on my favourite television channel. Best of all, talent shows, especially those that give South Africans a time to shine, are my thing! “I love, love, love The Voice. “There is a very special camaraderie among the coaches, host and talent. Everyone does their best to make everyone else look and feel good. It’s friendly, it’s warm, it’s me.”
During the blind auditions, Mdoda will be in the wings to experience the talent’s big moment with their friends and family.
M-Net’s head of publicity, Lani Lombard, said: “Anele has an extraordinary gift to make anyone feel at ease. We’re honoured to be working with her on The Voice South Africa.
“She can chat up a storm, she’s a good listener and she makes people laugh – and shed a tear – without even trying.
“And she’s spunky and fun. She does it one way, and that’s the Anele Mdoda way.”
Mdoda presents The 947 Breakfast Club.
She started her career as a radio DJ at the University of Pretoria in 2004.
She had stints on several reality shows, including Mzansi Magic’s Clash of The Choirs, SA’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing.
The Season 3 coaches will be announced next week.