Phat Joe is back and playing cupid on Take Me Out Mzansi
Phat Joe (Photo: Supplied)
Cape Town - Are you looking for a winter bae? Then we might have the show for you.
From Monday, 10 July, Vuzu Amp will match up South African singles on the dating show, Take Me Out Mzansi.
SABC 1 viewers will remember the first incarnation of the show which aired on the channel a few years ago. Like the version on SABC 1, the show will be hosted by South African celeb Phat Joe.
How the show works:
A single player is introduced to a panel of 30 girls or boys, and tries to persuade them to keep their lights on, so he or she can choose one for a potential date. The show provides an entertaining mix of comedy, jeopardy, surprises and possible romance.
In this show, first impressions do count. Will the panel like what they see, or will the player prove one big turn off? If the panel are not impressed they can switch off their podium lights immediately, and if it’s a total “black out”, the player instantly goes home, dateless.
Even if the player scores well at first glance, they’ll need to further impress the panel with skill, charm or hidden talents, whilst an interview with an overbearing mom or jealous ex may creep in, just to up the drama.
Once a match has been made, couples will be taken out on the ultimate date, which will be captured on camera for all to be revealed on the next show.
M-Net’s Head of Reality for Local Entertainment Channels, Sphumelele Sibeko commented on the new show “Viewers are in for a treat this July – Take Me Out Mzansi has all the ingredients for a weekly dose of great viewing: humour, surprises, romance and unadulterated fun. Phat Joe tops off an already perfect mix, to make for brilliant television.”
Phat Joe is looking forward to filming the show and has posted on his Instagram saying, “Getting that Royal Flush treatment @revivmesa and shout out to @muhiuddinmia for the VIP TREATMENT. I'm feeling so much better... Take Me Out Mzansi on the way....”
See that post here: