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  • ‘The Saturday Showdown’: Celebs go head-to-head in thrilling game show

    ‘The Saturday Showdown’: Celebs go head-to-head in thrilling game show

    Local comedian Skhumba Hlope and sports broadcaster Thato Moeng are teaming up to host Mzansi Magic’s new game show, The Saturday Showdown. Five celebrities will head up teams to compete for a record-breaking prize! 

    The show is set to premiere on Saturday 4 June at 18:30.

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    Skhumba Hlope is best known for his hilarious jokes and smooth radio hosting on Kaya 959’s morning show. Thato Moeng has wowed sports lovers on Supersport with her stellar presenting skills and for being the “First Lady of sports”. 

    The Saturday Showdown is described as the “boldest and biggest” came show to grace local television screens. 

    Five teams each captained by Mzansi celebrities will battle it out for a R3.5 million grand prize. 


    The show, produced by Red Pepper Pictures, will see the five teams face off over 13 episodes. 

    The teams on The Saturday Showdown will go head-to-head in a series of game testing skills (such as shooting hoops), luke, puzzles, pop culture activities and karaoke. 

    “We’re thrilled to premiere an epic game show like The Saturday Showdown on Mzansi Magic – something to keep our viewers entertained and engaged,” said Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net. 

    “It’s the kind of show that will appeal to viewers across age and interest – be they into sports or pop culture. It’s the latest in the hyper-local content strategy that we are putting out, content that is keeping up with viewers’ evolving and eclectic tastes.”


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    Take a look at which celebrities will be captaining teams on The Saturday Showdown.

    • Big Brother Mzansi star Sis Tamara will be captaining Tsa Pitori
    • Soccer legend Doctor Khumalo will be captaining the Black Diamonds
    • Local dancer and choreographer Bontle Modiselle will be captaining the Kings of Tomorrow
    • Limpopo-born singer Makhadzi will be captaining Team Country 
    • Gomora star Sicelo Buthelezi will be captaining Zebulon’s Angels 

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