Long-time TV staple Top Billing has been “cancelled” by the cash-strapped SABC after 23 years. SowetanLIVE reported that the final show will air on Saturday.
The SABC has not confirmed the news officially, telling various media publications that an official announcement will be made on Thursday, but #TopBilling has been trending on Twitter. Many South Africans have expressed dismay at the news, sharing their memories of the show and how it inspired them.
Top Billing gave me my first red carpet job. I was on the red carpet in LA to cover the Twilight premiere. Got the entire cast, director and guests. Salute to the doors they opened. https://t.co/LxAMXR8hgy
— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) October 17, 2019
@ThinkAfrica2063 I can’t believe that another dream of mine didn’t manifest , it was Yotv, Live and now Top Billing Lord!
— Alfred Tsotetsi Tha Publicist! (@alphy_Tsotetsi) October 17, 2019
Those who had goals of their homes appearing on Top Billing right now: https://t.co/zu4Tc7PQ1S pic.twitter.com/zeEBDXAmFl
— An Above Ground Pool (@qmlbeatz) October 17, 2019
Rugby players and their 1652 girlfriends when they heard that top billing got cancelled: pic.twitter.com/K9cpkK5QRo
— ️ , (@TALLCHIHUAHUA) October 17, 2019
If you’ve been a Top Billing fan for the longest time, long enough to remember episodes before it became the Metro FM of television, you wouldn’t be so touched!
— Katleho Moloi (@KatlehoOnline) October 17, 2019
Top Billing was the only show carrying sabc3 yikes
— ♀️Peppa Pup (@LeboLola) October 17, 2019
In other news – Nyaniso Dzedze makes his debut on Rhythm City
Actor Nyaniso Dzedze will make his debut on e.tv’s “Rhythm City” on October 17. His character, Gift Twala, enters the daily soapie as an aid to the university, providing student accommodation. Gift likes the company of young, s-e-xy women and is a confirmed blesser, who is willing to pay the students’ rent or varsity fees and even help them with cash, as long as they are available when he wants them to be.
“He is outgoing, popular and a go-getter. Even when he takes a liking to a girl, he is down the line about his intentions and leaves it up to them to make up their minds. He is also a generous blesser’,” said Dzedze. Read more
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