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New wedding show to dazzle viewers

By Emmanuel Tjiya | 2017-09-16 08:24:03.0

Move over Our Perfect Wedding (OPW), new reality wedding show The Wedding Bashers is set to keep TV viewers up to date with the latest wedding craze.

Premiering this Sunday on M-Net at 5pm, the 12-episode first season will feature 22 unique weddings - varying in budget, opulence and theme.

An all-star celebrity team of experts in various fields will attend nuptial celebrations across the country and then rate them based on different aspects that make a wedding perfect.

Food connoisseur Siba Mtongana would judge the food, with TV personality Denise Zimba focusing on the entertainment, while revered wedding planner Zavion Kotze spotlight the décor and former Miss South Africa Cindy Nell-Roberts weigh-in on the fashion.

At the end of the season, the newlyweds who scored the most points from the judges would win prizes to the value of over R500000.

While many would undoubtedly draw some comparison to Our Perfect Wedding, Mtongana strongly insisted that the new show was nothing like the Mzansi Magic hit series.

"I love OPW. But our show is completely different.

"Firstly, OPW doesn't have judges. Our show is for a much wider audience and variation," Mtongana explained.

"I loved the diversity; it showed multi-facets of South Africa.

"We had a Xhosa, Indian, Zulu, Lebanese and Hindu wedding.

"It shows different ways of celebrating from the West. Often, people don't understand because they are not exposed to that," she said.

Mtongana refused to reveal her favourite wedding, but said the traditional Zulu wedding that viewers would see on the show was memorable.

The wedding is said to be the most expensive on the show, costing over R1-million.

"I loved the splurge, beauty and food at that wedding," Mtongana gushed.