Is 'The Big Debate' getting rid of its celebrity presenter?

2015-02-25 17:00


Daily Sun recently reported that Siki Mgabadeli could be axed from 'The Big Debate' - a popular talk show on

Sources familiar with the matter reveal that Siki, who has been presenting the show for the past two years hasn't been seeing eye to eye with the producer, Ben Cashdan, who is also the founder of Broad Day Films Foundation. The reports claim that their "relationship soured even more on a recent trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland."

However, Ben dismissed the rumours saying that they're currently not in production. “The Big Debate is a seasonal show funded by a number of donors. We only record a season of shows when there’s a budget to do so. Right now we don’t have a budget for a season of shows, so we’re not in production,” he told the newspaper before pointing out that the show has had several presenters in the past, such as Redi Tlhabi.

Which is basically what Siki also said: “As far as I know, the show hasn’t been commissioned or funded yet and that is why it hasn’t returned to the screens.I did one special in Davos, which was commissioned by eNCA. That’s all I was asked to do.”

We guess only time will tell...

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