- Former Top Billing presenter, Jo-Ann Strauss, took to social media to reflect on her time as a host on the show
- Jo-Ann posted a sweet thank-you to the show for affording her the opportunity to experience this luxurious lifestyle
- The former TV host also thanked those behind the scenes for making the show magical and the success that it was
Former Top Billing presenter, Jo-Ann Strauss, took to social media to reflect on her time as host on the lifestyle and entertainment TV show, following the news that it has come to an end.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the SABC had confirmed the news in a statement on Tuesday, with the last episode to air this weekend. The news has dominated social media platforms since it broke.
Jo-Anne took to Instagram, thanking Top Billing for giving her the opportunity to work on an amazing platform and for inspiring her.
“Thank you Top Billing for giving me the best of the good life for so many years and for inspiring me to work harder and smarter. What an incredible journey it has been with the team and I am eternally grateful to everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to make this show what it was.”
While the SABC did not disclose its reason to cut the show, it assured viewers that it would continue to air repeats of the show until March next year.
“Viewers can tune in to the finale episode of Top Billing, which will air on Saturday, 19 October at 6.30pm on SABC 3. The viewers can enjoy repeats of special episodes of the show until March 2020.”
The broadcaster promised “more exciting and new content on the channel” in the future but did not announce a replacement for the show.
“SABC 3 and Tswelopele Productions: from the presenters, producers and crew to the dedicated team who worked on the show, wraps up this season finale with the hope that it will open doors for new opportunities and encourage young creative talent to trust in creating concepts that stand the test of time.”
Earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi’s beloved Top Billing is soon to come to an end. Its mystical magical wonders will be sorely missed.
Top Billing has been on South African screens for an impressive 23 years. The show is a Mzansi staple brand, quite like Lion Matches and Lucky Star.
Briefly.co.za reported on the devastating decision the SABC made to chop Top Billing due to extreme financial constraints. Loyal fans were utterly shattered by the news.
Top Billing has brought so much glitz, glam, lushness and 'boujee-ness' to the people of Mzansi that Briefly.co.za had to share the 5 specialties from the show that will be missed.
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