Returning to screens, The Dan Nicholl Show will again bring local and international stars into the lounges of the South African public, as a host of celebrities prepare to share tales of their trades when a new season gets under way this week.
The eighth season of the successful show, which has attracted a large following over its previous seven seasons, will open with a bang when the first episode airs on SuperSport on Wednesday, 12 September.
Episode one features a variety of guests, with host Dan Nicholl joined by former Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel, former Bafana Bafana midfielder Stanton Frederiks, and investigative journalist and Carte Blanche presenter Devi Govender.
The show also includes an insert with MasterChef’s Australia judges, as Dan gets a lesson with Matt Preston, and auditions for a spot on the world’s favourite reality cooking show.
Previous globally renowned guests on The Dan Nicholl Show have included Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres, Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan, world renowned musician Ronan Keating, boxing legend Evander Holyfield, gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, former Open champion golfer Darren Clarke and retired Australian cricketer Shane Warne, among other international stars.
Local icons who have appeared on the show include hip hop artist AKA, DJ Fresh, former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar, former Bafana Bafana skipper Lucas Radebe, retired cricket star Jonty Rhodes, extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh and four-time Olympic medallist Chad le Clos.
The lifestyle show will again feature an attractive line-up of local and international celebs and sport stars who will share unique, behind the scenes stories of their various crafts.
Season eight will also celebrate the milestone 100th episode of the show.
Suzanne Stevens of BrightRock, the show's leading partner, says: "We are really excited to be involved again with The Dan Nicholl Show, which offers unique conversations with a diverse variety of icons about their journeys through Change Moments in their lives and careers. At BrightRock, our #LoveChange approach is rooted in our product, which has the unique ability to change as people’s lives change. We believe it’s in the willingness to welcome change that we are able to find the opportunities it presents – especially when it relates to those big game-changing moments of change that we all go through in life, like landing that job, starting a family, tying the knot and buying a home. The show enables us to explore and share experiences of loving change, from the serious to the light-hearted and downright fun.”
Nicholl, a well-known MC and presenter who brings his colloquial style and broad knowledge of local and international sport to each episode, is equally pleased to be back on air for an eighth season, as the show continues to grow in popularity.
He says: "It has been a great experience to watch the show evolve and grow in previous seasons, and I feel like we've been able to lift our game with the content we have on offer for season eight. It's going to be bigger and better than anything we've done before, and I'm excited to share what we have in store with our viewers."