All You Need Is Love is a South African reality television series based on the Dutch format and produced by Endemol South Africa which gives participants the opportunity to send messages of love to spouses, lovers, long-lost friends or relatives or exes.
The series premiered on SABC1 on Saturday 5 October, 2002. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on SABC1 on Saturday 7 August 2004, at 18h30. It changed to Tuesdays at 20h30 after Episode 12 (which aired on Saturday 23 October 2004), with Episode 13 airing on Tuesday 26 October, 2004.
The season moved to Tuesdays at 21h00 for Episode 40 (which aired on 3 May, 2005) to accommodate the sitcom Mzee Wa Two Six. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly on Tuesdays at 21h00, until the end of the season. There are 52 episodes in the second season.
All You Need Is Love is a reality television show about the strongest human emotion of all... Love. The show explores the depths of this universal feeling in all its manifestations.
Accompany the show as it celebrates exceptional husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and single people looking for someone special.
We see how love triumphs over adversity, we explore the nature of unconditional love and what romantic love means in an online environment.
In each episode All You Need Is Love pays homage to that feeling that fuels our existence as human beings. Guests are helped by the series host and the "Lady/Angel of Love" in demonstrating their love and adoration for a loved one.
Using humour, and real emotion, All You Need Is Love allows viewers to take part in "slice of life", emotionally charged dramas.
All You Need Is Love is a platform for exceptional stories about extraordinary people and that special emotion called love. Tune in as the show brings you moments that change lives; brightening one's outlook on life and opening a heart...
Messages are recorded in the "Love Ximovana", a fully mobile studio which travels all over the country, delivering the messages of love to shocked, surprised and delighted or otherwise recipients.
Aside from the Netherlands and South Africa, All You Need Is Love has also been broadcast in the following countries, among others: Belgium, Finland, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Sweden, Turkey, United States, Mexico, Poland and Portugal.
The hosts of the show have changed over the years, as follows:
Season 1: Hlomla Dandala, Vanessa Jansen
Season 2: Zwai Bala, Vanessa Jansen
Season 3: Tshepo Mabona, Vanessa Jansen
Season 4: Aubrey Poo, Vanessa Jansen
Season 5: Sisanda Henna, Yolanda Hlakula, Tshepo Mosese
Sisanda Henna only presented the first five episodes of Season 5, after which he was replaced by Tshepo Mosese due to negative viewer responses, which led the channel to review the delivery of Henna and make the decision to release him from his contract.
Mosese made his first appearance on the show on Tuesday 19 June 2012, at 18h30.
Series exclusive to SABC1
Season 1 (52 episodes)
Premiere: 5 October 2002 | Finale: 27 September 2003 | Saturdays, 18h30
Season 2 (52 episodes)
Premiere: 7 August 2004 | Finale: 26 July 2005 | Sat, 18h30 / Tue, 20h30 / Tue, 21h00
Season 3 (26 episodes)
Premiere: 2 August 2005 | Finale: 14 February 2006 | Tue, 20h30 / Tue, 21h00
Season 4 (26 episodes)
Premiere: 21 February 2006 | Finale: 22 August 2006 | Tuesdays, 21h00
Season 5 (26 episodes)
Premiere: 15 May 2012 | Finale: 13 November 2012 | Tuesdays, 18h30