South African actress, Leandie du Randt is set to host Love Island South Africa which will see a group of men and women participate in a series of tasks with a partner that they keep swapping until they meet the love of their life.
The actress, who is popularly known for her roles in Binnelanders, Getroud met Rugby and Vlug na Egipte took to social media to share the news saying she is very excited and grateful for the opportunity.
“Hosting Love Island South Africa is one of the biggest privileges in my life and career so far,” Leandie said according to All4Women. “It has always been on my vision board to host a big show in South Africa and this is the perfect opportunity to see this come to fruition. I am also very excited to meet the beautiful contestants in the villa.”
Love Island South Africa will see as a group of single “Islanders” come together in a villa in Cape Town, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships and ultimately, relationships.
Every few days the Islanders must couple-up – those who fail to find a partner to couple-up with risk being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn’t always run smoothly.
Challenges abound with new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form. In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers, who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.
Love Island South Africa is set to premier in SA on Sunday, 28 February at 20:00 on M-Net channel 101 on DStv.
Among the batch of Islanders is 23-year-old Ollie Williams, a landowner and heir who says his neighbours are Prince Charles and Camilla.
There’s Callum Jones, a Manchester-based scaffolder who says he’s never been in a relationship because working on a building site leaves him solely in the presence of “dirty smelly men”.
Customer service adviser Leanne Amaning describes herself as “the Beyonce of Waltham Forest” and says she had her fair share of “situationships”, but never had a boyfriend.
They’ll have to choose a partner with the hopes of making it to the end together and walk away with the £50 000 (R930 989) prize money.
Among the rest of the lot, they can choose between a pair of twins or a cop who says he’s regularly mistaken for a stripper.