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As you've probably heard on the news, Oscar Pistorius has been arrested and charged with murder after his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was found shot at his home in Pretoria today.
29-year-old Reeva was a model who was supposed to make her TV debut as a celebrity contestant on the new fifth season
of Tropika Island of Treasure
. The season is scheduled to start on SABC1 this Saturday (16 February) at 18h30 and was filmed in Jamaica late last year.
Series creator and executive producer Samantha Moon released this statement earlier today:
We are absolutely devastated at the tragic loss of Reeva Steenkamp, our friend and beloved member of the Tropika Island of Treasure 5 family. Reeva was a wonderful human being and an extremely talented and intelligent woman. Her kind and loving spirit was evident to all who knew her and her zest for life will be truly missed.
We are blessed and privileged to have known her. Words cannot express how saddened we are by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Reeva’s family and friends.
There's no word on whether or not the series will go ahead on Saturday. It's all been pre-filmed and it's a competition so the show can't edit or change things. If it it airs it would air as it would have if Reeva were alive.
Word from a source close to the show is that the production will be making a decision about the season's future on Friday.
What do you think the decision should be be? Should it go ahead or be cancelled?