2018 will see a new dance show, Dancing With The Stars, kicking off in South Africa on M-Net. South Africans are globally known for their rhythm, and now the new show will have a group of celebrities pull out their best dance moves.
Dancing With The Stars South Africa will premiere on M-Net early next year. The judging panel, as well as the celebrity cast who will compete for the grand prize are still under wraps, however the hosts of the television programme have been announced.
Musical theatre actor, dancer and model Chris Jaftha will present the local reality dance show along with radio and television presenter Tracey Lange.
Jaftha told The Star he was up for the hosting challenge and excited that it would be broadcast live. “I’m thrilled to be a part of what is to be a first for M-Net and a format that has entertained audiences across the globe for years,” said Jaftha.
Meanwhile, Lange said she was ready to perform her hosting duties as she too had several years of experience in the industry. “Hosting Dancing with the Stars SA is better than a dream come true and I feel that it’s made for me: a show that entertains and allows us to make people happy through the magic of dance,” she said.
M-Net’s head of publicity Lani Lombard said they were thrilled about the show airing in the country with its own local cast. “M-Net is leaping with excitement about creating this glitzy, classy and fun show for the enjoyment of our viewers,” she said. Lombard added, “Dancing with the Stars oozes all of the glamour, drama and magical moments that M-Net 101 has become known for.”