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Big Brother Mzansi set to replace Idols SA on Mzansi Magic

Big Brother Mzansi set to replace Idols SA on Mzansi Magic.

We can all agree that Idols SA has been making all sorts of headlines of late. With season 17 finally coming to an end, the musical competition has once again hogged the headlines. Yes, Idols SA will be returning for season 18, but where will it be aired on?

The show sees its contract being renewed despite a slump in numbers this season. The show’s rating declined after Somizi was fired from the Judge’s panellist pending abuse allegations investigations.

Big Brother Mzansi set to replace Idols SA (Source Instagram)
Big Brother Mzansi set to replace Idols SA (Source Instagram)

Its season finale is slated for Sunday, 21 November, where Berry and Karabo will battle it for honours. However, in the mix of things, rumour has it that the show might lose its slot to Big Brother Mzansi.

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In the wake of this, no official news statement has been released in regards to the matter. Well, close sources to the publication show that season 18 might not be aired on channel 161 as Big Brother is set to take that 17.00-hour slot. Sources have it that its time clashes with the elimination reality show. However, the showrunners are hoping to air it on channel 161 for a wider audience.

Idols SA to lose time slot to Big Brother Mzansi on Mzansi Magic

Despite that, according to several publications Idols, SA has to clean up its mess before its return. In the wake of Somizi exit, the show is yet to add another permanent panellist. Their first shot at luring Kelly Khumalo went south as the seasoned personality turned down the offer because of her friendship with Somizi.

The showrunners were forced to go back on the drawing board to look for another replacement, and the return of Big Brother Mzansi worsened its woes.

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Big Brother Mzansi set to replace Idols SA on Mzansi Magic
Big Brother Mzansi set to replace Idols SA (Source Instagram)

Multichoice made all sorts of headlines when it revealed that it was working to bring back Big Brother Mzansi. However, in the mix of things, it did confirm that the reality show was heading back to our small screens. No doubt Mzansi was more than puzzled, and big names in the entertainment industry vowed to participate in the big money reality show. South African adult films star Xolisile Mfeka is one of those willing to join the performances.

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Given that it was one of the most-watched shows, the showrunners are opting for Idols SA time slot. Given this development, the singing competition will have to find another slot, perhaps with the channel too?

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