Real Talk with Anele’s new season goes live at five

2017-04-03 14:54

Cape Town – The third season of Real Talk with Anele kicks off today in a new timeslot at 17:00 on SABC3 and broadcast live, with the channel hoping to translate the social media interaction and positive reception into bigger ratings.

Since the start of Anele Mdoda's local talker in mid-2016 produced by Cheeky Media, that replaced Three Talk with Noeleen, the show has managed to draw attention for the type of guests and their comments, and kept viewers engaged.

The third season of Real Talk with Anele is getting a revamp, and from today viewers will notice a new set of the show with different couches, but still filmed at Steyn City.

The big difference is that besides the new timeslot, Real Talk with Anele, that last month won the 2017 Safta award as best talk show, will now be broadcast live for 5 days a week.

The show's bookers are also more determined to find and get guests who viewers haven't tired off and who haven't over-exposed themselves with multiple previous rounds on the talk show and radio interview circuit.

Also new are panel discussions. Besides single guest episodes, Anele will host round-table discussions from time to time with a guest panel of experts around certain topics.

"Guests invited will vary from the standard rehashing of well-known names which most talk shows in South Africa encounter," said an insider.

Real Talk with Anele will continue to push the boundaries of South Africa's talk show industry and will interview people behind some of the country's groundbreaking achievements.

"Real Talk presents to viewers real people just like them, with real stories that are both engaging and call for action," says the show.

"Real Talk is a stimulating contrast between famous and fresh faces, news and opinion, fact and fun."

First week's guests

The first week's guests include Lindiwe Hani today, who will talk about her new brutally honest book and how the assassination of her father sent her on a downward spiral into cocaine and alcohol addiction.

On Tuesday Anele will interview artists Nandi Madida, and on Wednesday the celeb journalist Lesley Mofokeng will discuss some of his memorable interviews.

On Thursday she will sit down with artist Kahn Morbee.

On Friday Real Talk will have a panel show that includes Ntateko "Takkies Maswanganye, Toll A$$ Mo and Rainette Leibowitz unpacking cyber dating and how social media has revolutionised the dating scene and relationships.

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