Jan 2013 29

On Saturday 2nd February, SABC3 will be adding an extra sparkle to one of Cape Town’s top fashion and racing events – the J&B Met, with SA’s ultimate authorities in glamour presenting live from the red carpet.

‘It’ girls Jeannie D and Bonang Matheba will be reporting live from the frontlines at Cape Town’s Kenilworth Race Course, along with the fashionista himself, Somizi Mhlongo, joined by sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley .

As the hosts of this prestigious event, the four presenters will bring up-to-the-minute horse racing, fashion news, action and the low down from behind the scenes right to the viewers’ living rooms. Expect live interviews, celebrity fashion, designer do’s and don’ts, and their votes on the best (and worst) dressed.

They’ll be needing plenty of help from the armchair critics, so viewers need to follow SABC3 on Twitter and tweet them their expert fashion advice for the stars! Remember, the official hashtag for this event is #MetOnSABC3.

As the lifestyle anchor, Jeannie D will be stationed at fashion central, on the J&B red carpet. Bonang will be the official celebrity schmoozer, poised inside the J&B marquee, and Somizi will be entertaining viewers with his tongue-in-cheek quips between ‘plebville’ and the hospitality village.

For the avid equestrians – SABC sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley will bring the viewers up to speed, giving you race side seats to all the latest from the track.

Says Risuna Mayimele, SABC3 Marketing Manager, “We are very excited to broadcast live to the nation. The channel is offering the best of both worlds – fashion and racing. We look foward to giving viewers an accurate and entertaining overview of the day’s activities – showcasing South African talent in more ways than one. We have decided to include lifestyle coverage to support the horse racing broadcast. We know that most people follow the race, not only for just the horses, but for the lifestyle element that comes with it as well. That is the reason SABC3 has decided to show the viewers the fashion as it happens.

We believe that the exciting foursome of Jeannie, Bonang, Somizi, and Vaylen is a make up of appealing hosts and that the presentation will be slick, entertaining and at times even humorous.”

The J&B Met will be broadcast live on SABC 3 on Saturday 02 February at 2:30pm to 5pm. Follow the action on Twitter under the #MetOnSABC3 hashtag or Twitter.

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