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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


(Connie Ferguson & Brandon Eilers)

Popular international dance show, Strictly Come Dancing which partners South African celebrities with professional Latin and Ballroom dancers, returns for an unprecedented 6th season on July 10 at 20h00 on SABC3 and will run for 10 weeks.

Hosted by comedian Marc Lottering and radio DJ Pabi Moloi, this international smash hit dance show will broadcast weekly from 20h00 to 22h00 with a break in between at the Renaissance Centre as the dance couples compete against each other to impress a panel of judges and the viewing public in order to survive potential elimination.

Each week during the live show viewers will be asked to vote for their favourite couple, and one couple (with the least votes) will be eliminated.

The five male contestants are Expresso presenter Graeme Richards, comedian Mpho Popps, 5fm breakfast radio producer Damon Kalvari, Durban based musician L’vovo and popular actor Thapelo Mokoena. The female contestants are TV presenters Lalla Hirayama and Kuli Roberts, and popular actresses Connie Ferguson, Zakeeya Patel (High Rollers) and Jay Anstey (Isidingo).

Putting the celebrities through their paces will be a very talented team of professional dancers that consists of; Hayley Hammond, Hayley Bennet, Nombulelo Hlathi, Mary Martins, Lindsey Muckle, Sylvester Sefotlhelo, Grant Esterhuizen, Brandon Eilers, Ryan Hammond and Tsholo Moholowane.

With a brand new judging panel of dance industry professionals Michael Wentink, Tebogo Kgobokoe and Samantha Peo; the sixth season of the popular dance franchise, and first season SABC 3 promises to be a major highlight for South African television this year.

Said Risuna Mayimele SABC3 Marketing Manager, “We are excited to be bringing this high tempo, energetic and popular show to our loyal viewers. Strictly Come Dancing amassed a large following in a short space of time in South Africa and we are in no doubt that the 6th season will continue on the same vein and become the programme of choice on Wednesday evenings”.

Tune in to Strictly Come Dancing on SABC3, from July 10 from 20h00 to 22h00.