SABC3 viewers will soon welcome Afternoon Express a brand new daily show to the channel’s stable.
Afternoon Express is a 45 minute lifestyle show hosted by the reigning queens of South African television, Jeannie D and Bonang Matheba, along with seasoned actress and author, Bonnie Mbuli. The Afternoon Express will make its debut on the 4th of May at 16:00 on SABC3.
Executive producer, Bradley van den Berg, explained Afternoon Express’s fresh approach saying, “The show will give women an opportunity to interact and engage daily, gaining many ideas from cooking, fashion, well-being and even finance – inspiring viewers to take the courage, try something new and become their best selves.”
The wonder women hosts are proud of the show they will be representing as well as combining their collective star power.
“I’m very excited to be part of this experience and to be doing a new show with my Top Billing family. This is a winning formula that keeps growing and growing.” stated an excited Jeannie who is looking forward to taking on daily live broadcasts.
As for Bonang, she’s equally thrilled about the prospects of this new venture saying, “I am really excited to be stepping into a new terrain with SABC3 and the opportunity to co-host with Jeannie D and Bonnie. We can promise you, it’s going to be daytime television like never before.”
This is also a first for Bonnie Mbuli who has long been a fan favourite in popular drama series. Her candour in her book, Eyebags & Dimples, as well as on social media puts her in good stead alongside her dynamic co-hosts.
“I’m so thrilled to be one of the hosts; it is a great concept and there is so much to look forward to. I don’t think there has ever been a more exciting time for television in S.A – I can’t wait!” said Mbuli.
With some exciting surprises in store for viewers, Afternoon Express is going to be sexy, inspirational and definitely on trend. The show will boast live music performances, competitions and real-time audience interaction via social media. This new direction is perfectly in line with SABC3’s vision according to channel head, Aisha Mohammed.
“Afternoon Express is a first for South Africa and for SABC3. To combine fun interaction, practical advice as well as engaging conversation into one show is definitely taking the quality of programming to the next level and we are proud to have this kind of uplifting and empowering content for women as part of our offering.”
Patience Stevens, MD of Tswelopele Productions, sums it perfectly, “We hope that making a date with Afternoon Express will be making an appointment to have fun. We have three of the country’s most talented presenters, we are very excited to have this opportunity and we are looking forward to this challenge.”
To be part of the fun, watch Afternoon Express, Monday to Friday at 4pm only on SABC3.