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The Real Goboza

Genres: Magazine, Celebrity Gossip

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The Real Goboza is a South African celebrity gossip and entertainment magazine show produced by Urban Brew which features the latest news and gossip about South African celebrities and the events and happenings they're involved with.

The series premiered on SABC1 on Wednesday 27 June 2007, at 21h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 8 premiered on SABC1 on Saturday 23 November 2013, at 18h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 52 episodes in the eighth season.

On Friday 16 July 2021 the SABC announced that the series has been cancelled. The news was announced ahead of the Season 15 premiere on Saturday 17 July, hosted by Samora Mangesi and Sinazo Yolwa, with Mulisa Mudau as insert presenter.

Synopsis

The show features the latest news and gossip about Mzansi (South African) celebrities and the hip events and happenings they're involved with.

The show's magazine format covers music, movies, TV and South Africa's social scene and mixes comedy, fact and live music to share the news.

Regular inserts include interviews with celebs from within their homes and snazzy cars, entertainment news updates, red carpet coverage, reviews, fashion and celeb scandal.

Whether it's spilling the beans about socialites or sexy business people, soap stars or the escapades of the daughters of the powerful, the show aims to celebrate the media and those peole who've achieved recognition in it.

Filmed both in studio and on location, the first season of the show was hosted by Yfm DJs Dineo Ranaka and Trevor Noah and featured a special TV insert called "TV With Lelo" which was hosted by TVSA blogger Brown Shuga, who went by her real name (Lelo Boyana) on the show.

This insert included updates and gossip about the latest TV shows on SABC's channels.

Trevor Noah and Dineo Ranaka left the show after the first season. Fashion journalist Kuli Roberts replaced Ranaka for Season 2 as the female host. The male replacement for Noah was Siyabonga Ngwekazi.

Roberts and Ngwekazi were replaced for the fourth season by television and radio personality Phat Joe and actress Brenda Ngxoli. Pearl Thusi replaced Ngxoli towards the end of Season 5.

Roberts and Ngwekazi were replaced for the fourth season by television and radio personality Phat Joe and actress Brenda Ngxoli. Pearl Thusi replaced Ngxoli towards the end of Season 5 and she was replaced by Sinazo Yolwa and Amanda Du-Pont for the final episode of Season 7, who went on to host Season 8 with Phat Joe.

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Seasons

The series is exclusive to SABC1. Episodes were an hour long for the first season - since Season 2 they have been half an hour in length.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

Premiere: 27 June 2007 | Finale: 10 October 2007 | Wednesdays, 21h00

Season 2 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 16 July 2008 | Finale: 7 January 2009 | Wednesdays, 21h00

Season 3 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 14 January 2009 | Finale: 8 July 2009 | Wednesdays, 21h00

Season 4 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 4 September 2010 | Finale: 26 February 2011 | Saturdays, 18h00

Season 5 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 24 September 2011 | Finale: 27 March 2011 | Tuesdays, 19h00

Season 6 (26 episodes)

Premiere: 7 April 2012 | Finale: 13 October 2012 | Saturdays, 18h00

Season 7 (52 episodes)

Premiere: 20 October 2012 | Finale: 16 November 2013 | Saturdays, 18h00

Season 8 (52 episodes)

Premiere: 23 November 2013 | Finale: 15 November 2014 | Saturdays, 18h00


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