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The Lucky 13 to be revealed on TLC from tomorrow!

The TLC Next Great Presenter competition, in association with Colgate Optic White, is heating up! After receiving more than 1500 auditions from around the continent, TLC today announced that it has extended its Top 12 semi-finalists to a “Top 13” based on the high number of quality entries received. The “Lucky 13” semi-finalists will be revealed daily on TLC Entertainment (DStv 135) from Wednesday, 7 September until Monday, 19 September.

“We’d like to thank all our amazing fans who auditioned to become TLC’s Next Great Presenter. The entries we received have again showcased the incredible talent that Africa has to offer! With so many outstanding auditions, we had a difficult time narrowing it down and decided to extend the semi-finalist list to a Top 13, giving one more budding star the opportunity to go through to the next round of the competition. Stay tuned to TLC to see who’s made it through,” said Lee Hobbs, VP of Channels for Discovery Networks.The “Lucky 13” will all come together for a four-day Boot Camp in Cape Town where they will attend various workshops hosted by the industry’s best, including celebrity stylist Tracey-Lee Rosslind who has just been announced as the latest addition to Boot Camp, and will put the contestants through their fashion paces to see who really has the showbiz style to present on TLC.

It will be down to the star-studded line-up of expert judges to choose the Top 3 finalists at Boot Camp, which includes; radio and TV personality, Thando Thabethe; Head of Content at Multichoice, Aletta Alberts; editor of, Zee Dladla; celebrity publicist and communications strategist, Jarred Doyle and VP of Channels for Discovery Networks CEEMEA, Lee Hobbs.

The TLC audience will then decide who should be crowned the winner and travel to London to film the brand new series, TLC’s MOST EXTREME, set to premiere on TLC early next year. The winner will also feature in a one-off special programme documenting their journey, plus a luxury seven-night stay for two at ‘The Palace, Sun City Resort’ in South Africa, courtesy of Sun International.

“We can’t wait to reveal Africa’s “Lucky 13”. These semi-finalists all have the star power, charisma and attitude that truly represents TLC. Look out Africa – the competition is going to be hot this year!” said Hobbs.

To find out who has made it through to the Top 13, look out for the daily semi-finalist reveal on TLC Entertainment (DStv 135) and visit the TLC Next Great Presenter website.

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