Cape Town – The first episode of the much anticipated new talk show Afternoon Express started off with a bang.
By the looks of it SABC3 has struck gold and within minutes the show was trending on Twitter.
For their first episode hosts Bonang Matheba, Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli interviewed singers Zolani Mahola, Karen Zoid and actress Terry Pheto.
(The set of Afternoon Express. Photo: Afternoon Express Facebook)
Rounding off the guests was fashion designer Craig Port who showed off his fabulous winter collection in a mini fashion show.
The episode was stocked with eye candy from Ryan Botha to the hunky models.
To end off the show Karen and Zolani performed their new song Troublemaker.
Afternoon Express, which will have a big social media interactive component in a sense similar to SABC2's afternoon youth block Hectic Nine-9, will cover female interests ranging from cooking and fashion to finance tips and inspirational stories and interviews. The show will also feature live musical performances similar to Expresso in the mornings."Afternoon Express is a first for South Africa and for SABC3," says Aisha Mohamed, SABC3 channel head. "To combine fun interaction, practical advice as well as engaging conversation into one show is definitely taking the quality of programming to the next level and we are proud to have this kind of uplifting and empowering content for women as part of our offering"."The show will give women an opportunity to interact and engage daily," says Bradley van den Berg, Afternoon Express' executive producer, saying the talk show will inspire viewers "to take the courage to try something new and become their best selves".
Here’s what viewers had to say:
...What an amazing show #AfternoonExpress I'm hooked well done ladies @bonang_m @Jeannieous @BonnieMbuli ?♥— #BossZonke (@nomsa_m) May 4, 2015
...What an amazing show #AfternoonExpress I'm hooked well done ladies @bonang_m @Jeannieous @BonnieMbuli ?♥
@azi_lucia @afternoonchat @bonang_m @sabc3 I MUST SAY IN BOLD I ENJOYED THE 1ST EPISODE OF #AFTERNOONEXPRESS #SALUTE WAS FANTASTIC— SELF MOTIVATION 2015 (@molefeditshabe1) May 4, 2015
@azi_lucia @afternoonchat @bonang_m @sabc3 I MUST SAY IN BOLD I ENJOYED THE 1ST EPISODE OF #AFTERNOONEXPRESS #SALUTE WAS FANTASTIC
@sabc3 #AfternoonExpress that was a great show can't wait for tomorrow ♥— ♥KAYNIN_LOVE♥ (@Kay_Kaynin) May 4, 2015
@sabc3 #AfternoonExpress that was a great show can't wait for tomorrow ♥
Great Performance By Karen and Zolani #TroubleMaker @AfternoonChat #AfternoonExpress ,powerful song!!!!— Vee (@IamVee_Nkosy) May 4, 2015
Great Performance By Karen and Zolani #TroubleMaker @AfternoonChat #AfternoonExpress ,powerful song!!!!
More than anything, I love the FRESHNESS that the show has brought to afternoon tv! #AfternoonExpress @bonang_m @BonnieMbuli #GreatShow!!!— Noxolo Khumalo. (@NOX_CK) May 4, 2015
More than anything, I love the FRESHNESS that the show has brought to afternoon tv! #AfternoonExpress @bonang_m @BonnieMbuli #GreatShow!!!
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