The Search: E! Host South Africa

Genres: Reality, Miniseries, Reality Competition
Broadcast on: E! Africa



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Broadcaster information
South African channels

E! Africa : 01 Feb 2017 - 08 Mar 2017

About the Show

The Search: E! Host South Africa is a South African reality competition miniseries produced by Urban Brew Studios which showcases local up-and-coming talent as they compete to become the first E! South Africa host.

The contestants tackle weekly challenges and survive eliminations, while the cameras get up close and personal as they live together for the duration of the show. The contestants evolve and grow throughout the show with behind-the-scenes moments, including a confessions room.

The eight contestants are as follows:

Abigail Visagie
Ayanda Nhlapo
Danine Naidoo
Jessica Tims
Juan-Martin Jordt
Katleho Sinivasan
Mosa Kaiser
Sian Moss

Andile Ncube hosts the show as actress Terry Pheto judges the competition and mentors the contestants. Andile and Terry have the help of celebrity guest judges including fashion designers David Tlale and Gert-Johan Coetzee, presenter and musician ProVerb; and presenter and socialite Bonang Matheba as the first guest judge.

The full list of guest judges was as follows:

Bonang Matheba
David Tlale
Deirdre Smerczak
Gerry Elsdon
Gert-Johan Coetzee
Hlubi Mboya
Jonathan Boynton-Lee
Kimberleigh Stark
Mampho Brescia
Penny Lebyane
Roxy Burger
Simphiwe Majola
Sinazo Yolwa
Stacey Holland
Trevor Gumbi

The show was shot in a Johannesburg-based mansion complete with a glam-room, where contestants have their own makeup artists and stylists to tend to their every style need.

The Search: E! Host South Africa is produced by Urban Brew Studios. The executive producers were Rona McHugh and Markus Davies, with Brink de Villiers and Tessa Saville serving as producers. The series director was Brad D'Arcy.

Winner: Katleho Sinivasan


Host - Himself

Judge / Mentor - Herself

Introducing E!'s new South African red carpet host: Katleho Sinivasan

09 Mar 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: E! Entertainment
He makes his debut as the co-host of E!'s SAFTAs red carpet coverage.


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