Single Parents Looking For Love & Behind The Story

BET Africa (DStv channel 129) viewers are in for a thrill this spring with two locally brewed productions. Single Parents Looking For Love a new reality show gives single parents a chance at love is it set to premiere  on Tuesday, 24 September at 21:30 CAT and the action packed Behind The Story hosted by Pearl Thusi returns to screens from Wednesday 18 September at 21:30. 

Single Parents Looking For Love hosted by the popular and multi-talented SAFTA winning Actress, Jo-Anne Reyneke, will have one single parent contestant go through four potential suitors who will eventually end up with a partner. The potential suitors will go through exciting challenges to test their suitability, they will also face off with a panel made up of children who at the end will rate the suitors and give their parent feedback based on their interaction.

“I am very excited to be on the show on a platform as prominent as BET Africa for my presenting debut, because it is a subject close to my heart and I find myself relating a lot with the single parents. This is a show that is driven by love and a bit of humour that a whole family can enjoy watching together. You will laugh, cry and be filled with joy at seeing people’s lives play out on your screen. It is truly an honour to be part of Single Parents Looking for Love and I cannot wait for African audiences to tune in and engage,” said Jo-Anne Reyneke. 

Behind The Story makes a comeback after a season hiatus and viewers can hear all about radio personality DJ Fresh‘s controversial incident that saw him being fired from Metro FM in his first sit down TV interview since it happened. Viewers will also get to hear personal tales from musician and Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi, actress Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa, songstress Amanda Black and rapper Gigi Lamayne. These personalities will open up, giving viewers an exclusive glimpse into parts of their lives, like never seen before by the public.

Commented Monde Twala, Vice President for Youth, Music and BET at Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa): “We are proud to launch more  local entertainment reality series that resonates with our viewers. Single Parents Looking for Love, is a fun and entertaining dating show that is set to keep viewers glued to their screens  as single parents search for their perfect match. This is a must see dating reality series for the whole family.”

“Hit series Behind The Story is back with a bang with new episodes hosted by the multi-talented Pearl Thusi. This will take BET viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of Mzansi’s well-known personalities,” concluded Monde Twala.

Catch all the romance and drama tune into Behind the Story from Wednesday, 18 September 2019 at 22:00 CAT and Single Parents Looking For Love from Tuesday, 24 September at 21:30 CAT on BET (DStv Channel 129).  

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