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A new talk-show for SABC 3

Posted by radio On September - 9 - 2014

No-one escapes the spotlight on Tongue in Cheek, a brand-new talk show starting Tuesday the 9th of September 2014 at 20:30, only on SABC3.


Hosted by four of the country’s most witty and highly-opinionated personalities – Anele Mdoda, Carolyn Steyn, Shashi Naidoo and Michael de Pinna – the thirteen-part series will expose everything that’s hot on the tip of their tongues in a way South Africa has never seen. What do they have in common? Not much except their love for gossip and uncanny ability to talk.

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From which celebrities wore what and who’s dating who to latest trends in fashion, health, fitness, lifestyle, entertainment and anything else imaginable; the show is nothing short of a refreshing conversation in which each presenter gets to speak their mind.


Don’t be fooled, though – they may indulge in idle chatter but at the heart of their discussion exists a theme from which a number of honest and often hard-hitting points arise. With a focus on trending women’s topics, themes can range from weight loss and relationship issues to stress management and corporate gender discrimination. And while this may seem all-too serious for post-dinner television talk, you can bet your Ps and Qs that Anele, Carolyn, Shashi and Michael will each bring their own twist of quirkiness to the table.


“It’s not all politically correct, either,” caution the presenters. “Nobody is safe. People of South Africa, VIPs and MPs – we’re watching your every move!”

What’s more is that the series will be shot before a live audience where each week celebrities and industry experts will join the debate, plus be subjected to heated interrogation where no questions are off limits, making it difficult to save face. Audience members too will be invited to voice their opinions, pose questions and engage in random challenges.


As for the studio, expect a glamorously-lit, intimate lounge setting in which the presenters sit comfortably at a table surrounded by their laid-back audience – with a multi-camera rig to capture every moment.


What sets Tongue in Cheek apart from other talk shows on SA television? For starters, it’s hosted by some of the country’s most intriguing characters, each of whom come from completely different cultural, ethical and professional backgrounds. Moreover, there’s no end to the scope of their antics which are guaranteed to entertain, surprise and even shock unsuspecting viewers. Finally, the show is internationally appealing yet locally inspired, and truly representative of the Rainbow Nation.

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