SABC 1 Dance TV show, Dance Your Butt Off, is back for a second season from Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at 6.30pm on SABC1.
Season 2 sees 10 super-sized South Africans dieting, exercising and dancing their butts off in a bid to win a sum of R100 000.
The show returns with a stylish new format featuring audience favourites from the first season, bubbly host Relebogile Mabotja and celebrity judges Somizi Mhlongo and Khabonina “Kha’bodacious” Qubeka. And they will be joined by a surprise guest judge every week.
“Season two promises to be tougher and more demanding, but also more entertaining and informative, as healthy eating and lifestyle tips from the pros will be incorporated into the episodes,” explains SABC1 Publicity Manager Vukile Madlala. “And all the while, the ‘cheat fridge’ remains tantalisingly within reach.
“SABC1 Mzansi fo sho is proud to once again be able to bring this snazzy infotainment-meets-dancertainment spectacle to our viewers.”
In the first episode, viewers will be treated to highlights (and lowlights) of the Joburg and Durban auditions, and will also meet all the contestants.
Mandla Gaduka (27) from Pretoria: This part-time Generations actor is a confident chap, but is tired of being the only big one in a group and always being the butt of jokes. (87.0kg)
Selina Baloyi (26) from Stemwater: She gained weight after sitting at home and not working or studying after finishing school. She would like to become an actress. (124.6kg)
Sam Hlophe (25) from Durban: A freelance music artist, she is trying to make it big but is painfully aware of the focus placed on image in the entertainment industry. (125.4kg)
Sharnee Caltriers (21) from Florida, Johannesburg: This fun-loving student and part-time DJ is on the show because she wants to be healthier, slimmer and more “noticed”. (79.3kg)
Meredith Jones (30) from Eldorado Park, Johannesburg: This divorcee is shy on the inside, outgoing on the outside and wants to fix her image and pursue a career in television. (101.1kg)
Banele Mbongwe (18) from Pretoria: This teen loves dancing, going out, making people laugh, being “free” and having fun. Problem is, he also loves eating. (160.0kg)
Debbie Joubert (23) from Kempton Park: She is shy and wants to climb out of her shell, and also believes her weight gain has diminished the “sexiness” in her marriage. (119.0kg)
Natasha Buyane (21) from Durban: Having lost both her parents and the grandmother who raised her, she sometimes feels “out” because of her weight and has always been teased. (116.5kg)
Tiisetso Napo (28) from Soshanguve, Pretoria: She has lost a boyfriend because of her weight and thinks thin people have it easier in job interviews, because of the assumption that fat people are lazy. (95.8kg)
Sabelo Xaba (30) from Durban: This entrepreneur loves eating meat, pap and greasy food – but has found that he gets tired easily because of his weight. (126.0kg)
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