Press release

The Morning Show returns on Monday 11 May with a fresh new look

Johannesburg, Friday 8 May 2020 - e.tv’s flagship breakfast show will be back on air on Monday, 11 May, after a production break following South Africa’s countrywide lockdown in March. The show will resume broadcast from 6am - 8am every weekday.

For the first time in the breakfast shows history, The Morning Show will be recording from a completely virtual studio. With state-of-the-art digital technology that brings with it the ability to deliver a proudly South African show, the new set will allow for more depth and versatility, with a sleek and high-end aesthetic that looks and feels international.

William Lehong and Nelisiwe Nxumalo return as the key anchors, but The Morning Show has something up its sleeve. There will be a few new faces joining the show, and this will be announced soon.

Speaking ahead of the re-launch, e.tv MD Marlon Davids says, “The Morning show has been a stellar performing production, and we look forward to its return. We believe that with the lockdown still in place, our viewers will appreciate the fresh current affairs, lifestyle, and topical discussion content that will be on offer this coming week.”

Adding to the enthusiasm towards the re-launch, Yusuf Stevens, MD of Cheeky Media, the company that produces The Morning Show said “Being home during the lockdown gave us a much-needed refresh and allowed us to strategize remotely as a team - we’ve never had this amount of time for pre-production. We naturally still have quite a bit of constraint in terms of producing and what we are allowed to do, but this won’t stop us from shaking things up within the confines of the rules. We cannot wait for you to see the ‘NEW Morning Show,” concluded Stevens.

The Morning Show is dedicated to providing a platform for interactive discussion, raising important questions, and listening to the concerns of the South African Public. Viewers are encouraged to keep interacting with the on-air team on  The Morning Show’s social pages.