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Top Billing to end after 23 years

South Africa’s longest-running entertainment and lifestyle television show Top Billing is coming to an end after 23 years. Former presenter and producer of the show Basetsana Kumalo took to social media to share the news.

In her lengthy post, Basetsana shared the show’s incredible legacy. She said in part: “Top Billing has, for years, been a place where viewers stepped out of their world and into the glamorous world of entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, travel, décor and design, catapulting it to the forefront of South African television.”

She also expressed her gratitiude to all the people who contributed to the show’s sucess. She shared: “We are very grateful to the SABC for the opportunities the show has given us to discover new talent and to grow new stars while celebrating excellence, recognising achievements and contributing to a positive vision of South Africa and its people.”

The last episode of Top Billing will air with a walk down memory lane with Basetsana, from her childhood to her life now with her family and husband, Romeo.

Top Billing will air on 19 October on SABC 3.

Top Billing to end after 23 years. Here’s a look at what Basetsana Kumalo had to say about the show.

 

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After a monumental journey, SABC 3’s flagship magazine show Top Billing is coming to an end. The series has continuously brought viewers a taste of the good life by showcasing some of South Africa’s grandest homes, explored a magnitude of breath-taking countries, brought South Africans closer to some of the biggest stars around the world, hung out with our local celebrities and witnessed many of them say ‘I Do’. Top Billing has, for years, been a place where viewers stepped out of their world and into the glamorous world of entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, travel, décor and design, catapulting it to the forefront of South African television. Top Billing is the longest-running entertainment and lifestyle television programme in South Africa. It’s been an exceptional 25 years of growth as a producer and co-owner of Tswelopele Productions. The privilege of producing a show that has captivated South Africans and international audiences is one that warms my heart every day – especially when I think of my very first day as a young presenter on Top Billing. We are very grateful to the SABC for the opportunities the show has given us to discover new talent and to grow new stars while celebrating excellence, recognising achievements and contributing to a positive vision of South Africa and its people. We celebrate the legacy that Top Billing has created and the strength of the brand as a household name that defines the best of the good life and making dreams come true.” I am truly proud of the role Top Billing has played and the impact it has made on the South African entertainment space. The show exemplifies excellence and sophistication in arts, design, décor, fashion and broadcasting, creating countless jobs and building careers in its many years on air. It has been quite a ride and it is fitting that after 25 years we salute this season as our final one. Every show has a beginning and an end and reaching a quarter of a century for any production is one great feat. Thank you South Africa for allowing us in your homes for 25 years. Sending the love right back. 2665 - Top Billing to end after 23 years1f618 - Top Billing to end after 23 years2665 - Top Billing to end after 23 years1f618 - Top Billing to end after 23 years Join me & my family for the last episode on Saturday at 6pm.

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