Friday, February 24, 2012
BREAKING. Is Graeme Richards returning to early morning television as the newewst presenter of SABC3's breakfast show Expresso?
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I can exclusively reveal the news that Graeme Richards, the former SABC3 continuity presenter and then e.tv's Sunrise co-host, is possibly joining SABC3's breakfast show Expresso as as new presenter - possibly one of two new presenters - and that it could be as early as this coming Monday morning, 27 February.
Although SABC3 just did their next quarterly preview, not a single word was said about new presenters, although I specifically asked about new presenters - so if it is happening, it's not official ... yet. Neither SABC3, nor Expresso said anything about new presenters, but on-set sources who were present at the time told me that previously Graeme Richards already toured and visited the Expresso high rise set in Sea Point and that he's been seen around.
Interestingly, Graeme Richards' addition to Expresso would reunite him with Liezel van der Westhuizen who was also a previous SABC3 continuity presenter. Interestingly, Expresso didn't add a date on how long the pregnant Kia Johnson will be away from Expresso once she gives birth - she revealed her due date to me today as 6 June.
Graeme Richards' addition to Expresso would mark his return to early morning television since he jettisoned rival e.tv's Sunrise a few years ago.
I can also reveal that Expresso is also getting ready to change timeslots slightly - something the production did reveal themselves to me this morning. From April the show, currently on SABC3 from 5:30 to 08:00, will change to a new timeslot which is slightly later from 06:00 to 08:30.