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M-Net reveals Million Rand Money Drop host

2013-03-25 12:44
Cape Town - M-Net has revealed the identity of the host for their brand new game show Million Rand Money Drop.

According to the pay-TV operator's website, award-winning actress Busi Lurayi has been signed on as the host for the local adaption of the hit US reality show Million Dollar Money Drop.

Lurayi is best known for her roles on local series such as City Ses’la and Sokhulu & Partners, as well as appearances on the SABC1 soap Generations. Internationally, she has appeared in the long running medical drama ER and British drama series, Wild at Heart.

M-Net's head of communications Lani Lombard believes that Lurayi embodied a perfect set of capabilities to make her the right host for the show.

'Perfect combination of skill'

"When we were looking for a presenter for Million Rand Money Drop, the search was on for someone who could handle the pressure of a series with such high-stakes, while still being able to empathise with contestants, whether they are winning – or losing – large amounts of money," explained Lombard.

"There have only ever been a handful of female presenters of this series internationally, and Busi brought the perfect combination of skill, quick-thinking, humour and affability to the role of host... Not to mention her stylish good looks too!"

After the US version of the reality show was aired on South African screens last year, M-Net's channel director for general entertainment Theo Erasmus said they had an overwhelming response from the public and decided to develop the show for Nigerian and South African television audiences.

The show will see contestants starting off with R1m in notes which they then have to place on any of three different answers to trivia questions.

After this is done, trap doors below the "answers" open under the incorrect options and contestants lose the money they may have placed on those answers.

Million Rand Money Drop will premiere on M-Net on Wednesday 10 April at 19:30.

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