And no, it's not because he was a judge on Idols SA this week in fact, the producers of the show had nothing but great things to say about its longest serving host.
"Phat Joe has been a valuable member of the Real Goboza (RGB) family and an excellent driver on our journey of entertaining South Africans. His professionalism, insight and engaging character kept our viewers glued to their screens. We wish him all the best.” - Sydney Mekgwe, the show’s producer.
Phat Joe also shared that he is most grateful for the opportunity that was given to him by the SABC and
"Thank you to all the fans for the opportunity. I had a lot of fun! Most importantly thank you to the entire RGB team. I will see you all in the near future. Watch this space.” - said Phat Joe of his departure on the show.
The channel also thanked Joe for the service and dedication he presented in the years he was with the show. “SABC 1 prides itself as the aggregator of some of the most popular entertainment shows in the country and it is talent like Phat Joe that makes our content accessible to the viewers. Sadly our journey with him has come to an end. We wish him everything of the best in his future endeavours.” – commented Clara Nzima, SABC1 Head of Bouquet
The SABC has mentioned that there will be further exciting developments on RGB in the near future....hmm... will there be auditions for a new host? Let's watch the space and see.
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