After the exciting announcement that Tracey Lange and Chris Jaftha will host the first season of Dancing With The Stars South Africa next year, M-Net has finally given fans a glimpse into some of the celebrities who will be taking part in the hit reality show. Actor Frank Opperman and Our Perfect Wedding presenter Tembisa Mdoda are the first two names who will be taking part in the show when it premieres on M-Net channel 101 on Sunday 4 February 2018.

The show, in which 12 untrained local celebrities will put their best foot forward with the help of highly skilled professional Latin and Ballroom dancers, is set to be explosive and the announcement hints that M-Net has a few surprises up their sleeve.

Frank is a legendary Afrikaans actor who has starred in a variety of local films and has created an array of unforgettable, colourful characters – from The Big Time’s scheming Greek-Cypriot entrepreneur Chris Karedes to jobless Pottie Potgieter and the pastor with the plan, Ds. Tienie Benadé Swart.

“Some people climb Everest for fun. Some walk to the South Pole for kicks, some people swim the seven oceans for pleasure and some people dance with the stars because they have gone insane! In my case, it feels like all of the above in one go,” a nervous Frank said shortly after the announcement of his participation was made.

Meanwhile, Tembisa Mdoda has fast-become a shining star in the local entertainment scene. The star clinched the coveted title of Best TV Presenter at the 2017 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards for Our Perfect Wedding and continues to prove she is a force to be reckoned with. “I have always wanted to be part of Dancing With The Stars,” Tembisa says. “In the past, I’d watch the show, practice the steps and give myself 10 out of 10s! I am so excited and can’t wait to make new memories. Mostly, I’m eager to learn some new steps and to have fun.”

Who else will have the twinkle toes to join Frank and Tembisa on this glittering, glamourous, gutsy journey? M-Net has already revealed that the eclectic group of celebrity dancing stars all come from different backgrounds and have become famous for conquering the worlds of acting, comedy and sport. The other celebs who will be waltzing in to compete with Frank and Tembisa, as well as the esteemed panel of judges will be announced soon.

The season is shaping up to be incredibly exciting and we can’t wait to see who else has been chosen to participate in the show’s inaugural season.

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