In November 2016 she was announced as TLC Entertainment’s Next Great Presenter, out of 1500 budding contestants from across the continent. Now, less than a year after taking the crown, Discovery Networks is proud to announce CARISSA CUPIDO as the new official voice of TLC Entertainment Africa.
Following the success of her first series, TLC’s Most Extreme, which aired on TLC in February, Carissa will now permanently take her place on the channel as the new voice over artist, utilising her natural presenting skills and bubbly personality to add local flavour to the #1 lifestyle and entertainment network in South Africa.
“Carissa’s continued love and passion for TLC made her the perfect choice to become the channel’s new voice over artist. We have no doubt she will have a positive impact with our viewers and add a unique African flavour to TLC’s line-up of international lifestyle and entertainment programming,” said Dilek Doyran, VP of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean.
With excitement, Carissa said, “TLC Entertainment is one of the TV channels that I have always loved, even from a young age, so when I was announced as 2016 TLC Next Great Presenter it was the most fulfilling feeling, and now to continue working with the channel as their official voice is even more thrilling. I am so honoured to be working with such an inspiring and innovative entertainment brand, and I look forward to what the future holds. Thank you Africa for the constant support!”
Carissa will begin her new voice over role from Tuesday, 1 August and will also be presenting one of the TLC Entertainment shows later in the year. The Discovery Networks team welcomes Carissa to the team and looks forward to many more projects with her in 2017 and beyond.
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