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2015-01-30 12:10

Cape Town – Bonang Matheba, Jeannie D and Phat Joe will be the judges of the brand-new Presenter Search on 3 looking for three new TV presenters for Top Billing, Expresso and an unannounced new magazine show on SABC3.

Entries have officially opened looking to find new stars to follow in the footsteps of previous – and since very successful – winners Simba Mhere and Jonathan Boynton-Lee.

Presenter Search on 3 will start as its own, stand-alone new series on SABC3 and will debut on 6 March on the channel as 13 one hour episodes on Friday nights at 19:30.

It will be the third season of the highly successful reality competition which previously saw thousands of people queue for a chance to be on, and become a part of the lifestyle TV production machine.

The Presenter Search on 3, produced by Tswelopele Productions, will be looking for a glamorous presenter to jetset the world, interview celebrities and bedazzle while walking and talking through magnificent mansions on SABC3's flagship show Top Billing.

Then there's also space for an upbeat presenter who can cope with the stress of live morning television and still smile and exude confidence on Expresso, as well as a lifestyle TV presenter for a weekly recorded new magazine show which will start later this year on SABC3.

Easy looking (yet gruelling) challenges inside the TV world

Contestants will face physical challenges, tests of improvisation and intelligence, all while having to keep an eye on the sun, their mic's battery levels, and oozing high levels of charisma while juggling multiple voices and remembering links exactly the way the director wants them.

Anyone over 18 can enter and over February and March the thousands of hopefuls will be whittled down to a top 12, then a top 10 as they live together and face the various easy looking, yet difficult TV world challenges.

Auditions kick off in Cape Town on 13 and 14 February, Port Elizabeth on 22 February, Durban on 28 February and 1 March and Johannesburg on 6, 7, and 8 March.

Contestants have to take a photo, complete the entry form and dress up to impress and prepare a short speech or link - something to say or introduce themselves or a story, as they would if they're a TV presenter.

The judges are looking for creative and original presentations.

Audition dates

Cape Town 13, 14 Feb
Cape Town stadium - main entrance 9:00
Callbacks: 16 Feb

Port Elizabeth 22 Feb
Nelson Mandela Bay stadium 9:00
Vallbacks: 23 Feb

Durban 28 Feb, 1 March
Venue to be announced 9:00
Callbacks: 2 March

Johannesburg 6, 7, 8 March
Venue to be announced 9:00
Callbacks: 11 March

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