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2012-08-14 09:25
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Cape Town – Nicky Greenwall, entertainment reporter and now talk show host, has revealed that she got her start in television as a teenager doing an embarrassing sex education video.

Greenwall, presenter of The Showbiz Report, The Close Up and now taking a turn as talk show host in her latest show, ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall, revealed that in high school she got the opportunity to appear in a sex education video for teenagers in which she had to ask about masturbation.

Closing out the second season of The Close Up, Greenwall said that during high school, and desperate to appear more cool, she landed her first on-camera job.

'What is masturbation?'

"People came to our school from the Cape education department and they said they were doing this sex education video for schools. It was going to be sent around schools and they wanted presenters.

"They were auditioning to have television presenters for this video. It was called 'This Adolescent Thing' - cryptic! We had no idea what we were talking about. We were all kids. We were like 13, 14 years old.

"I remember I had to sit down one day with this woman, or this doctor, and say: 'So tell us doctor, what is masturbation?' I didn't know what it was, and I just asked this question.

"I remember showing this tape to my brothers and they were: 'What is this?' And I was so serious in it, and I really wanted to do a good job."

Talking to local celebrities

Explaining why she finally ended The Showbiz Report and is venturing into the talk show genre with ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall, she said "now the goal is to do work but to do things that are meaningful to people.

"That's why I'm saying goodbye to The Showbiz Report after seven years. We're launching a new show called ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall, and it's really a celebrity based chat show. We're going to talk to local celebrities and comment on news that's happening.

"I'm feeling much stronger now than what I did at the beginning," said Greenwall. "I'm pretty convinced that someday, somebody's going to go: 'Why is she still on television? But until that day comes, I'm just going to continue pushing on."

ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall airs on Saturdays at 19:30 on

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