THE XTRA FACTOR SOUTH AFRICA
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SABC3 brings you The Xtra Factor - the behind the scenes look of the popular reality talent music competition every Friday, from 24th October 2014 at 8.00pm
About Xtra Factor SA
The Xtra Factor is the sister show to The X Factor. Season 1 of the reality talent show will consist of ‘behind the scenes’ inserts and interviews.The Xtra Factor will be shot entirely on location in Durban. Viewers can catch some acts not seen on the main show, and more footage and interviews from those that were. Plus some relaxation time with the judges and presenters, all done with a knowing wink to the viewers.
The Xtra Factor has its very own presenters. The young and talented actor and singer Rory Booth and the gorgeous model, radio and TV presenter Wandile Sandra Chamane better known as 1DC will host the fun filled The Xtra Factor, getting the first reactions from the contestants and the judges. Together they’ll be presenting more behind the scenes action from the judges’ houses stage of singing competition, showcasing personalities of the judges and contestants including all the backstage action and gossip.
Meet the Hosts
Durban based Rory Booth already has a wealth of stage experience both as an actor and a singer having done Children’s Theatre; Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre Revues. Rory started his career as a writer with his first children’s play called ‘Festive Fun with Bob and Rob’. The landmark Indian play ‘Spice and Stuff’ was staged in both Durban and Johannesburg and marked Rory’s first role in a straight play. The play earned Rory a nomination for best actor in a drama at the Durban Theatre Awards that year. In 2010, Rory won the Mercury ‘Personality of the Year’ Award. At the moment Rory is one of the key writers in a film project with African Lotus Productions, Fine Line Productions, Indigenous Films and the National Film and Video Foundation. He is set to release two new solo singles for radio in the coming weeks.
24 year-old Wandi C resides in the beautiful city of Durban. She considers herself as an entertainer in its rawest form. She is finishing her Bachelors of Education degree at Embury Teacher Institute in Durban. 1DC started as an events management agency; whereby she designed a lot of hip hop youth events, fashion shows and weddings. In 2011 she decided to branch off from event designing and changed the company’s principle business and name. 1DC Lifestyle Franchise came to life. 1DC entered the modeling scene in 2005. In 2009 she entered Miss Durban and won the title. In December 2009 she won KZN Model of the year. Modeling became a tool for her, a tool to open doors and lead by example to all the young, beautiful women that hard work gets the job done. In 2011 she entered Miss Lux Smooth Skin where she came in as runner up. In 2013 she discovered her radio voice and joined Community radio station Vibe fm.
Don’t miss all the unseen footage and backstage gossip on The Xtra Factor, airing on SABC3 on Fridays at 8.00pm from 24 October 2014.