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Monday, March 31, 2014

Thando Thabete dumps e.tv's Club 808 after just 8 months 'to pursue other career opportunities'.

Thando Thabete has dumped e.tv's Club 808 just 8 months after she joined the weekly music programme in July 2013.

e.tv didn't announce Thando Thabete's exit from Club 808 - struggling in the ratings and long past its former glory since the show was moved from Fridays to Saturdays in mid-2013.

e.tv said in answer to a media enquiry that Thando Thabete "left the show to pursue other career opportunities".

Thando Thabete's last appearance was this past Saturday, 29 March.

In a statement to TV with Thinus, e.tv says "we can confirm that Thando Thabethe will be leaving Club 808. We wish her well in her future endeavours".

e.tv is not appointing a replacement - Thando Thabete was already the replacement for Dineo Ranaka who upped and left e.tv and Club 808 in June 2013. Instead Club 808 will make use of local South African celebrities to co-host the show.

"Viewers can look forward to an interesting line-up of dynamic South African personalities who will be invited every week to host the show with DJ Mo Flava," says e.tv.