Comedian Trevor Gumbi will replace DJ Sbu as the host of Friends Like These – a South African television game show in which each week an all-male team of friends competes against an all-female group of friends to win a dream holiday.

DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope, 38, recently announced that he was leaving Friends Like These after spending 10 years on the show.

The official announcement is yet to be made public; however, according to Daily Sun, Gumbi started shooting the first episode on Monday.

SABC1 channel head Maijang Mpherwane, wouldn’t confirm nor deny that Trevor was joining the channel.

Mpherwane said: “SABC1 is still exploring options with regards to the future of Friends Like These.

“An announcement will be made once the relevant candidate or candidates are chosen, and other procedural elements are ironed out.”

Gumbi’s manager, Lucille Gumbi, confirmed that the negotiations are still in advance stage.

“We haven’t finalised it yet. Once it’s final, we will let everyone know,” she said. 

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