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Who can enter?

TLC’s Next Great Presenter will be open to all TLC viewers from across Africa who are over the age of 18.  You cannot have undertaken any paid work as a TV resenter within 12 months of entry. Please see terms and conditions for full details of entry eligibility.

How do I enter?

Entries can only be submitted through the official TLC Next Great Presenter website. Simply click the 'submit entry’ option on the homepage, create a profile, record your audition and upload. 

Can my audition be recorded on a phone?

We will accept all video entries, including those recorded on a camera phone. However it needs to meet some basic criteria, so to ensure it doesn’t get rejected, please refer to our '10 tips to make your audition stand out' article for more information on shooting a great audition. 

How long do I have to enter?

Entries will be open from 09:30 CAT Monday 25th July and close on Monday 22nd August at 17:00 CAT.

Can I enter multiple times? 

No, you can only enter once so make it a good one!

What happens after I submit my entry?

After your entry is submitted, we will review your audition to ensure it is suitable to be published on the website. You will receive an email notification once your audition had been approved. If it’s denied, we will explain why so you have a chance to upload a new entry.  

Can I access my profile after I submit an entry?

Yes you can. When you log onto your profile you’ll be able to comment and like other fans' auditions and also reply to comments on your entry.  

Why can’t I see my audition entry on the site? 

If you can’t see your audition yet, don’t worry we are reviewing your entry and you will be notified once it has been approved, or if we require you to make any changes. 

Can I disable the comments thread on my audition?

You sure can. When creating your profile, simply check the box labelled ‘Disable Comments’, this will stop anyone being able to comment on your entry.

Do I need to be a DStv Subscriber to win?

TLC’s Next Great Presenter is a thank you to and celebration of our loyal viewers. Therefore the winner must possess, or live in a household with, an active DStv subscription by the time they present on the channel.

What are you looking for in the winner?

As our ‘Next Great Presenter’, the winner must display a clear passion for and knowledge of TLC, be confident, entertaining and engaging, and have a personality that will truly resonate with our TLC viewers. TLC celebrates all sides of life without judgement and we're looking for a fresh new face who reflects this – someone that embodies the essence of TLC!

What will the selection process be?

Once the entry period closes, ten semi-finalists, as chosen by the TLC channel team, will be taken through to a special boot camp, where a panel of expert judges will narrow the field down to three finalists. It will then be up to public to vote for which of the three finalists they would like to be crowned as TLC’s Next Great Presenter. 

How do I find out if I have been shortlisted as one of the twelve semi-finalists?

The twelve semi-finalists will be notified by email and phone at the end of August. We’ll also announce the ten semi-finalists on our website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by this date. 

How do I vote?

Voting will begin in October and will be open to everyone. You can vote on our website and go in the draw to win some fab prizes from our sponsors. 

When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced in November at the glitzy Discovery Upfront in front of the nation’s press. We will also announce the winner live on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages on the same day.

What do I win?

The winner will be flown to London to present a four-part series called ‘TLC’s Most Extreme’ which will premiere later this year. The winner will also receive a luxury 7 night holiday for two people.

Will I get paid?

TLC Next Great Presenter is a competition to give one lucky TLC fan their time in the spotlight on TLC. We are not offering payment.

Where will Boot Camp, the Winner’s reveal and TLC Top 10 filming take place?

These will all take place in Cape Town so you must be eligible to travel to South Africa. TLC will provide travel and accommodation to the lucky entrant(s) that make it through to Boot Camp, the Winner’s Reveal and the filming.