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Judges

Judges

August 22, 2016
Our NGP Bootcamp finalists have their work cut for them this year with a panel of rocking judges who will be putting them through their paces. You can be sure these leading industry experts are going to bring the fabulousity, and expect our Top 13 to do the same - let's hear from them on exactly what they'll be looking for from our finalists.

Lee Hobbs

VP of Channels for Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

"Contestants can look forward to a tough yet incredibly fun four days of training from the industry's best, as we help them prepare for the life of a true TLC presenter. I'm looking for someone with the charisma, attitude and of course, the showbiz style and smile that truly embodies TLC."

Thando Thabethe

Radio DJ, Actress and Television Personality.

"I'll be looking for someone with star power, someone who is brave enough to be 100% themselves, someone who has a good head on their shoulders and will be strong enough to handle the pressures that come with this industry."

Aletta Alberts

Head Of Content Multichoice

"Last year TLC's Next Great Presenter grabbed the imagination of DStv subscribers across the continent. The quality of the entrants was exceptional and I look forward to see this year's talent. The Next Great Presenter finalists will not only be ambassadors for their country or town but will also have to convince me that they will be a spokesperson and role model for TLC viewers and fans. They have to be charismatic, iconic and above all be able to navigate media - most importantly they must have the ability to create a social media storm and a huge amount of word of mouth for all the right reasons."

Zee Dladla

ZAlebs Editor

"I'm honoured to help unravel TLC's Next Great Presenter. Our continent is filled with many young ambitious people, who are always willing to take the African entertainment industry to the next level. The competition is not only about finding that 'IT' presenter but, most importantly, it's about making people recognize and reach their full potential."

Jarred Doyle

Celebrity publicist and communications strategist

"I'm very excited to be part of such a great show that will make someone's dreams a reality. It is a chance to showcase the great talent that Africa has to offer on an international platform. I will look for attention to detail, someone who is able to focus and knows exactly what is going on around him/her. I'll also be offering advice on the best ways to brand yourself, work with the media, and tactical ways to succeed in the industry."