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Monday, April 3, 2017

TROPI-TELLY. Red carpet photos of the Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles media launch event for the new 7th season on SABC3.


Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles on SABC3 Monday nights at 19:30 set a tropitone of island escapism when Tropika held the latest new season's media launch event at the Hyde Park Nu Metro.


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The celebrity contestants, their real-world competition partners, TV executives and media converged on the lush, tropical remade venue to hear from the stars, producers, presenters and SABC3 executives about the new 7th season.

They spoke about how Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles is going to be different - and better - from all of the iterations of the show that came before.

The Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles media launch was extremely well organised with a proper red carpet, celebrities all properly prepped and introduced to media before they did their red carpet walk, and all properly staggered and given time to do Q&A's with media outlets.


Later inside the cinema, media got the chance to see a preview of Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles.

The on-screen talent, producers and executives spoke about the new season that was filmed in the Seychelles. The production values of the show looks dramatically better for this season that was produced by Cardova Productions.

Click below for the snaparazzi photo gallery of the Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles media launch.



Jonathan Boynton-Lee is the games master in Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles. It's a new role and a new element addition to the show.

Media darling Minnie Dlamini is the host of Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles.

The South African hip hop musician and producer Emtee (Mthembeni Ndevu) - notorious for double and tripple bookings and suddenly being a no-show at events (blame multi-managers) - is one of this season's celebrity contestants and did show up for the Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles event.

The Top Billing presenter Roxy Burger attended the event.

TV presenter Siv Ngesi had a lot of fun and hammed things up on the red carpet with his Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles competition partner Khabonina Shabangu (who really should be a TV presenter too).

The Afrikaans singer Karlien van Jaarsveld is a celebrity contestant, together with Wim Grobler.

Zakeey Patel is also one of this season's celebrity contestants, together with Dilon Reddy.

Actress Jessica Nkosi is a celebrity contestant in this season, and her team partner is Savannah Morgan.


■ A big thank you goes to the Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel in Johannesburg where I stayed to attend this specific media launch - this Sandton hotel is literally adjacent and connected to the Hyde Park Corner, so I literally walked from the hotel's parkade connect to the event.

With all my constant travelling to cover all things television, the Southern Sun Hyde Park where I often stay - although I hardly ever actually use a room - instantly recognised me as a Tsogo Sun frequent guest.

When I got back to my Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel room after the event, there was a bottle of white wine on ice waiting for me, as well as a letter from the hotel manager, that was a very nice and personalised touch.