Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BREAKING. Redi Tlhabi readying her TV return with a possible brand-new global TV talk show series on Al Jazeera done from Johannesburg.

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Redi Tlhabi has been working on making a possible TV comeback in the form of a brand-new talk show series on Al Jazeera (DStv 406 / TopTV 401), the global 24 hour news channel revealed during its industry presentation in Cape Town on Monday evening.

Redi Tlhabi (formerly Redi Direko) made a splash first on South African television - first on SABC3, then on the eNews Channel (DStv 403) where she was the co-anchor of the news channel's flagship weekday news show News Night with Jeremy Maggs.

She bowed out of television citing tiredness and work pressure and has since been an influential radio talk show host and also did a local profile interview and talk show series on Mzansi Magic (DStv 107).

Now Redi Tlhabi is readying her return to television.

"We're been piloting a new talk show from Johannesburg for a global audience with Redi Tlhabi. You know her? Redi Direko," Jon Blair, Al Jazeera English commissioning editor told the crowd on Monday evening.

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