Jason and Vanessa Return to the Small Screen

Two local celebs who M-Net audiences will fondly remember are back on the channel as the new hosts of Spellbound as The Socialite finds out more…

Jason Greer and Vanessa Marawa are joining forces to challenge South African learners and adults alike to battle it out to see who is the greatest word whizz of them all in M-Net’s latest game show.

Vanessa Marawa was the first winner of Survivor South Africa and after spearheading the reality show The Loot on M-Net’s youth channel GO, Jason became one of the presenters of the glitzy M-Net magazine show, All Access. While Vanessa takes on the role of quiz master in Spellbound, firing the difficult questions in the contestants’ direction, Jason introduces the contestants, the games and ensures that the show runs smoothly.

It’s been exactly a decade since Vanessa Marawa survived the harsh conditions on a desolate island in Panama and she says that being a host on Spellbound is like coming home: “I can’t believe that it was a whole ten years ago since I was on M-Net, but how fitting for me to come full circle again in the year that the channel is turning 30,” Vanessa says.

Jason, who has loads of experience under his belt as he’s enjoyed years of being a presenter, host, actor and MC in the entertainment industry, is equally delighted to join the M-Net family again. “Incidentally, Homebrew Films, the production company responsible for Spellbound, also produced All Access. So in a sense, I’m coming full circle too,” he says.

Spellbound will test contestants’ word skills in a fun and interactive way and will include super spellers from different age groups. There will be a round for primary school learners between the ages of 10 and 13, a round for high school learners between the ages of 14 and 18, and one for adults of all ages. Apart from the exhilarating thrill that comes from knowing that you’re the country’s number one letter-master in your age group, winners – and their schools – will walk away with some great prizes.

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