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By unknown | Jan 21, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Eight more South African celebrities are shining up their dancing shoes for the fourth season of SABC2's Strictly Come Dancing.

Training sessions for the show, which starts its run on January 31, are well under way.

This year's contestants, television presenter Ashley Hayden, actress Brenda Ngxoli, actor Emmanuel Castis, former footballer Mark Williams, actor Mutodi Neshehe, model Tanya van Graan, comedian Trevor Noah and socialite Uyanda Mbuli, have all teamed up with South Africa's professional dance elite.

The last three seasons saw such celebrities as Babalawa Mneno, Jake Matlala, Hazel Sepeng, Dingaan Mokebe, Tamara Dey and HHP developing their dance moves to unprecedented heights.

The show drew in a total of 733300 viewers during its debut last year, making it the second most watched show after Gaz'Lam.

Controversy dogged the first show. When Mneno lost, she accused black audiences of being "sluggish voters". Reporter Lesley Mofokeng faced critics when he said such a show was not meant for journalists. Some audiences said Michelle Garfoth was not honest when she claimed that she had never had formal training before. They said she used to be a showgirl.

Whether this year's contestants attract the same kind of heat, remains to be seen. Check for details.


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