Thursday, July 10, 2014
Khanyi Mbau's successful talk show, Katch it with Khanyi, set to continue for a 2nd season on OpenView HD's eKasi+ from Orlando stadium.
Katch it with Khanyi moves to a new studio at the Orlando Stadium with a panoramic view over Soweto. The first season was filmed in Vilakazi Street.
Katch it with Khanyi has become "must catch" television as Khanyi Mbau, formerly the incessant subject for hungry tabloids looking for salacious stories, has managed to start a reinvention process that shows in her persona.
Khanyi Mbau has become a surprisingly good interviewer, listener and great conversation holder.
Perhaps from the pummeling from years of tabloid stories, Khanyi Mbau doesn't take things - and herself - so seriously.
Multiple TV industry insiders have remarked on how quickly she's able to disarm those she's about to interview and how she manages to make them feel relaxed and not threatened - the sign of a good talk show host enabling guests to really open up and share details in unguarded moments.
During its first season Katch it with Khanyi managed to attract big name personalities which is set to continue for the new second season - the debut episode will feature Nelson Mandela's grandson, Ndaba Mandela (30) who doesn't often talk to the media.
Alongside Ndaba Mandela in the second season premiere episode will be Kojo Bafoe, the editor of Destiny Man magazine.
Other guests in the second season include former TKZee member Tokollo Tshabalala, Nomzamo Mbatha, Pallance Dladla and Maps Maponyane.
"The talk show genre requires a strong, intuitive and colourful host," says Monde Twala, the group head for e.tv's channels division. "Engaging and probing people of different socialstandings is a mammoth task that our host, Khanyi Mbau, has come to master".
"A second season means the show has not only worked, but that it is a must watch in local programming," says Monde Twala of Katch it with Khanyi.
About the talk show's new studio location and move to Orlando Stadium says Keshni Rajoo, the manager for production and programming at e.tv that "it's not every day that a non-sport specific show is shot at a stadium".