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Sunday, November 13, 2016


(Vanessa Marawa & Jason Greer)

Two celebrities who M-Net audiences will fondly remember are back on the channel as the new hosts of Spellbound, M-Net’s latest game show format which is due to start on November 20 at 17h00.

Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa are joining forces to challenge South African learners and adults alike to battle it out to see who is the greatest word whizz of them all.

Marawa was the first winner of Survivor South Africa and after spearheading the reality show The Loot on M-Net’s youth channel GO, Greer became one of the presenters of the glitzy M-Net magazine show, All Access

While Marawa takes on the role of quiz master in Spellbound, firing the difficult questions in the contestants’ direction, Greer introduces the contestants, the games and ensures that the show runs smoothly.

It’s been exactly a decade since Marawa survived the harsh conditions on a desolate island in Panama and she says that being a host on Spellbound is like coming home: “I can’t believe that it was a whole ten years ago since I was on M-Net, but how fitting for me to come full circle again in the year that the channel is turning 30,” she says.

Greer, who has loads of experience under his belt as he’s enjoyed years of being a presenter, host, actor and MC in the entertainment industry, is equally delighted to join the M-Net family again. “Incidentally, Homebrew Films, the production company responsible for Spellbound, also produced All Access. So in a sense, I’m coming full circle too,” he says.

Spellbound will test contestants’ word skills in a fun and interactive way and will include super spellers from different age groups. There will be a round for primary school learners between the ages of 10 and 13, a round for high school learners between the ages of 14 and 18, and one for adults of all ages. Apart from the exhilarating thrill that comes from knowing that you’re the country’s number one letter-master in your age group, winners – and their schools – will walk away with some great prizes.

To find out more about this fun game show, visit or follow the conversation about the show on @MNet’s Twitter account with the hashtag #MNetSpellbound. The series will also be available on DStv Catch Up and streamed live on DStv Now.