Cape Town – kykNET has dumped the makeover show Oulap se Rooi hosted by the K2 Twins, Alex and Charlie Kotze.
This comes after the weekend’s bombshell revelations that the “homes” that got a makeover on the show were actually just rooms at the house of the executive producer.
It was also revealed that “actors” were used as stand-in homeowners to pretend that they live on the property.
kykNET (DStv 144) says its apologising to viewers for Oulap se Rooi and has immediately removed the show from its schedule. Neither kykNET nor sponsor Builders Warehouse were aware that the show, produced by Seven20 Entertainment, was redoing rooms at executive producer Francois van Wyk's own house in Emmarentia instead of that of viewers.
Seven20 Entertainment on Monday said in a statement that “not everything on television is 100% real” and that Seven20 Entertainment "made the decision to use stand-in actors for the makeover of some rooms" because of "time constraints and quality”.
The producers say that although actors were used, "the actors' reactions to the made-over rooms were genuine".
"The case is seen in a very serious light," kykNET told Channel24 on Monday evening.
"A decision was taken to no longer broadcast Oulap se Rooi until there's clarity. The investigation is handled as a matter of utmost urgency by kykNET's auditors," says the channel, saying that it's committed to quality Afrikaans content with integrity.
So far there's been no statement from the presenter twins who've remained silent over the controversy now swirling around their first TV presenting gig.
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