Popular TV channel Mzansi Magic has revealed that Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi will not be judges for the upcoming season of Idols SA.
In a statement seen by Daily Sun, the channel shared that they will not be renewing their contracts for the upcoming season of the popular singing show.
According Shirley Adonisi, director for local entertainment channels at M-Net they are taking a fresh approach to the judging panel to retain audiences and stay competitive in the Sunday night timeslot.
“We salute these great icons of South African entertainment and thank them both for great innings on Idols. Randall and Unathi have demonstrated high levels of professionalism and made an impact on the South African entertainment scene that will continue to be felt for some time to come. We wish them well in their endeavours,” she said.
The exit of long-serving Randall and Unathi also comes after Somizi Mhlongo departed the show in 2021 following serious allegations of physical abuse.
In an Instagram post, Unathi confirmed her exit from the show and thanked Mzansi for their support.
“Thank you for your love South Africa and our beautiful continent of Africa. Please allow me to honour you. You have been kind, loving and deeply invested. Truly the real energy and heartbeat of a wonderful wave of hope and dreams coming true on Idols and as you do that, you have made my dreams come true too,” she said.
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