Tongue in Cheek is a South African talk show hosted by Anele Mdoda, Carolyn Steyn, Shashi Naidoo and Michael de Pinna who have nothing in common but a love for gossip and the will to talk about anything, from which celebrities wore what and who's dating whom to latest trends in fashion, health, fitness, lifestyle, entertainment and more.
The show is a conversation in which each presenter gets to speak their mind. They may indulge in idle chatter but at the heart of their discussion exists a theme from which a number of honest and often hard-hitting points arise. With a focus on trending women's topics, themes can range from weight loss and relationship issues to stress management and corporate gender discrimination.
Whilst this may seem all-too serious for post-dinner television talk, you can bet your Ps and Qs that Anele, Carolyn, Shashi and Michael will each bring their own twist of quirkiness to the table.
The series is shot before a live audience and each week celebrities and industry experts join the debate and are subjected to heated interrogation with no questions off limits. Audience members are also invited to voice their opinions, pose questions and engage in random challenges.
The studio is a glamorously-lit, intimate lounge setting in which the presenters sit comfortably at a table surrounded by their laid-back audience – with a multi-camera rig to capture every moment.