U.S media personality Steve Harvey is in Mzansi! 

At a press briefing held in Johannesburg on Monday, US comedian and television show host Steve Harvey announced that a local version of US family game show Family Feud is coming to local screens. Harvey shared details of why the popular TV game show is coming to SA.


Eventually my goal is to have South Africa play against Ghana, Joburg against Durban... My goal is to have it that way. And to have it so massive, almost like a soccer game,” said Harvey.


Production of the long-running US show will begin in October in Johanessburg and is expected to air in Africa in 2020. Harvey has been hosting Family Feud since 2010, the show has been on air since 1976

The show will be host by Steve himself and will feature your everyday South African family.  Speaking to the media, Steve said the format would remain the same, but the show will cater to a local audience.  


"The same format, except it will be an hour long. The difference is, some of the questions will be catered to the African culture so it can more relatable. The beauty of it is, Africans deserve to see each other on TV.


If you're wondering how you and your family can get involved, the comedian explains:

"The audition process is very simple, it's the same requirement as the United States. They'll tell you what they want you to do for your audition tape. All we look for to make it on TV is a family that's enthusiastic.


In order to host the show, Steve says he will be living in South Africa for a few months.  

But his stay here is about more than just Family Feud – he wants to give back to the African continent by helping to grow a young talent and creating opportunities for employment


"Family Feud is just the beginning. We're talking about really producing some shows here. And maybe just sharing with you some of the tricks that are done in Hollywood, This continent has people in it that are so talented – the singers, the athletes, the businesses, the minds that are over here, the absolute brilliant people. That's your greatest commodity. It ain't you're gold or your diamonds, it's your people." 


Filming for the South African version of Family Feud will commence in October 2019. The show will air in the first quarter of 2020.


By: Bradley Brizzy

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