MUSIC show Clash of the Choirs was a BIG hit in its first season. But its second season on Mzansi Magic will be minus Bonang “Queen B” Matheba. Sunday Sun has learnt that her contract has not been renewed – and Bonang has been dumped by the producers.
An insider said: “The show will soon return to our screens, but Bonang won’t be hosting it. “They approached Pabi Moloi, and she turned the offer down. She’s on Strictly Come Dancing and it would’ve been a conflict of interest if she’d said yes.”
Sunday Sun can reveal that Minnie Dlamini was also in the running – but she’s still in talks with the producers. Another insider told the People’s Paper: “Bonang was so difficult that her managers didn’t know what to do any more. She would complain about a lot of things. If it wasn’t make-up, it was the lighting, the camera . . . the list was endless!
“Mzansi Magic bosses even wanted to fire Bonang mid-season because she was such a diva, and very fussy. Her manager literally begged them to keep her on board, and promised that she would clean up her act.”
This week Mzansi Magic publicist Bongi Potelwa said: “We had an incredible response to the first season of Clash of the Choirs SA. Once all internal communication has been concluded, we will make an announcement.”
When the SunTeam asked Bonang about the choir show, she declined to comment. – Sunday Sun
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