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Where did Three Talk's Noeleen go?

2014-02-27 14:36
Cape Town – A growing number of viewers and TV critics are now openly wondering what's going on with the weekday daytime SABC3 talk show Three Talk with Noeleen – stuck in repeat episode limbo.

It’s not clear when the popular local talk show will return with new episodes for 2014 as viewers are watching repeats, some episodes making references to Christmas.

SABC TV publicity head Zandile Nkonyeni has not responded to media enquiries about the show which has now entered yet another week of daily repeat episodes.

Although the long running show prompts viewers to interact on social media like Twitter for instance, talk show host Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu last "tweeted" on 30 December on @Noeleen3Talk.

On screen viewers only see the word "repeat" next to the SABC3 channel .

Wild speculation starting

A lack of communication from the SABC has now fuelled rumours and wild speculation over the future of the programme.

A growing number of people are wondering whether the show is getting canned; whether there is drawn-out contractual problems between the SABC and the production in the way that SABC1's Generations had contract problems in 2013; or whether Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu is ill, unwell, injured, on holiday or no longer interested in doing the show.

A reader’s comment summarises the feelings that fans of the afternoon talk show are starting to express: "Why can't the SABC say what is happening with 3Talk and where is Noeleen? Every week is old episodes and nobody is explaining when I can see new episodes again".

Three Talk with Noeleen remains South African television's longest running and only local, daily, hour long television talk show.

The show produced by Urban Brew Studios and which has seen several different timeslots since it started on SABC3is due to celebrate its 11th anniversary in April.

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