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SABC3 localizes ‘Weakest Link’

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Pubcaster channel SABC3 is to produce a localized version of quiz show “The Weakest Link,” which made ascerbic host Anne Robinson famous in the U.K., where it aired on the BBC, and in the U.S., where it went out on NBC.

Hannelie Bekker, SABC3 head of programming, said Friday that the channel was looking for a “Robinson-type” presenter. The show will air in September.

Satellite TV viewers in South Africa are familiar with the show where it screens on BBC Prime, one of the channels available on paycaster Multichoice’s DSTV bouquet of channels.

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