Former Live Amp presenters Pearl Thusi & Loot Love will be returning to the show to handle things as they help the channel bid DJ Warras (real name Warrick Stock) farewell after 6 years on a show he joined back in 2012.
This comes shortly after his former co-host, Lerato Kganyago also left the show for greener pastures over at M-Net.
“In my time at Live Amp I have been fortunate to have worked with legends in the TV game at Urban Brew, Marv, Sjula, Chester, Akhumzi, Bev, Nhlanhla, and the team. I have worked alongside the biggest talent in the country, LootLove, Pearl Thusi, Lerato Kganyago, and all the artists we've broken records with over the years on the biggest music show in SA history on Mzansi's biggest Channel, for 6 years. It’s the longest time for any one before me and I’m honoured, grateful, blessed and I would like to thank all of the above for making me an Icon of the SA entertainment industry," said DJ Warras in a statement.
His former bosses seem to have nothing but good things to say about him.
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with one of SA television’s most talented male hosts. Warras as the longest standing presenter of Live Amp, has stood the test of time and we shall forever be grateful for his passion and dedication to the programme. He leaves behind big shoes to fill which will prove great task for his predecessor,” said Live Amp Producer, Nhlanhla Mthimkhulu in a statement.
This week, Live Amp will be broadcasting live from Sun City which is this year’s home to the SAMAs with DJ Warras and multi-talented guest presenter, Rorisang Thandekiso giving the viewers a teaser of what to expect in the SAMA night of musical bliss on Saturday, 2 June 2018 which will be broadcast on SABC1 at 19h30.
“Warras has been such a pleasure to work with. We will miss his professionalism, dedication and delightful character that he shared with the viewers and channel. We wish him everything of the best in all his future pursuits,” added Head of PR: SABC TV Channels, Zandile Nkonyeni.
Live Amp will be taking a break from our screens from 15 June 2018 and will make its return after the FIFA World Cup Russia with exciting new flair and personalities. More information on the “new LIVE AMP” to be shared in due course.
Tune in to Live AMP on Friday, 1 June at 19h30 and SAMA 24 on Saturday, 2 June 2018 at 20h00. DJ Warras’s final episode will broadcast live on Friday 8 June 2018.
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