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Fancy having a Candid conversation in the middle of goat yoga, anyone? How about a relaxed dinner after an intense archery session? 1Magic’s newest talk show, Downtime with Somizi, will give viewers this and more when it debuts on DStv Channel 103 on 1 April 2022.

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Hosted by the multi-talented entertainer Somizi Mhlongo, the new 13-episode series is a talk show with a twist: Somizi chats with a pair of guests during an activity that takes them outside of their comfort zone as they take part in an outrageously fun and quirky experience for the first time, before heading to a relaxed and lowkey dinner where themed topics will be explored in-depth.

From Peggy-Sue Khumalo and Connie Ferguson talking about the beauty of love and the pain of loss, to Ntsiki Mazwai and Thandiswa Mazwai waxing lyrical about telling it like it is , Downtime with Somizi will offer viewers a deeper glimpse into some of the most famous and celebrated names in the country.

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Of course, sharing a meal with Somizi is never dull, the show will also have a focus on fabulous food and exotic drinks. Travelling chef and sommelier, Xolani Mancotywa – South Africa’s first certified Sake sommelier – will present a menu and theme for each episode to delight his guests.   

“We’re excited to keep introducing new content to our viewers while celebrating our local icons and our local food.  A show like Downtime with Somizi will appeal to our audience’s diverse and discerning tastes. It’s another exploration for channel to play in the  talk show genre, which viewers have previously enjoyed. 1Magic will continue to expand its repertoire with shows that cut across many genres and formats, and that’s something our audience can continue to expect from us,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Other featured guests T-Bo Touch and DJ Sbu (the hustlers); Bobby Motaung and Shauwn Mkhize (the soccer rebels) and Anele Mdoda and Thembisa Nxumalo (sisterhood.

Downtime with Somizi isn’t your average talk show – it’s three interesting people having honest conversations and tackling topics the audiences have always wanted to know more about. Join in the chat on #DowntimeWithSomizi, every Friday at 20h30 from 8 April 2022 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103).

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