Monday, March 29, 2010
You're reading it here first.
I can now be first to give you an answer and an explanation to the news I broke RIGHT HERE yesterday: that Denzil Thompson who made the top 10 contestants of the SABC1 reality show Class Act, got dumped and is no longer part of the show.
Although Denzil Thompson (26) from Cape Town was announced as one of the top 10 in Saturday evening's episode of Class Act, he got replaced because of what I was initially told, was ''contractual issues''. Very vague.
Now I can reveal what the mysterious ''contractual issues'' really means:
This past Friday, 26 March - a day before the broadcast of Saturday's episode in which the top 10 got announced - the producers of Class Act became aware that Denzil Thompson was still under contract with another production house/brand/product. This is of course something potential contestants are told beforehand they cannot do. The producers immediately - so I'm told - discussed the issue with Denzil Thompson, and he was told that he's going to be disqualified. The Class Act producers tell me the departure was ''unfortunate'', used the word ''amiciable',' and said that he ''will be missed''. Denzil Thompson was flown back to Cape Town on Friday after he was told he's being let go from Class Act.