Cape Town – Idols SA judge and media personality Somizi Mhlongo this week joked about the mix-up of studios, as he ran late to stand in for Anele Mdoda on her 947 breakfast show.
Somizi who will be turning 50 on December 23 joined Mdoda’s co-hosts Frankie du Toit and Cindy Poluta after first getting the studios mixed up.
He initially went to 947’s Montecasino studio instead of the one in Sandton.
As he walked in late, Somizi joked with his co-presenters: “Thank God, no one can fire me.”
Fortunately, in this case, he was right. He was just standing in for Anele, who laughed off the moment, calling Somizi “broadcasting cream”.
What an entrance! @somizi (standing in for @Anele) mistakenly thought the show was at the Montecasino studios but he needed to be at the Sandton studios to do the show with @FrankieFire & @CindyPoluta. #AneleAndTheClubOn947 pic.twitter.com/nmnlTb7e60
— Anele and The Club on 947 (@AneleAndTheClub) November 16, 2022
Somizi in the past has held numerous positions in the entertainment industry.
In August 2021, he did reach a mutual agreement with the Idols SA to step down from the show after allegations of abuse were levelled against him by his estranged husband Mohale Motaung.
“M-Net and Mr Somizi Mhlongo met to discuss his role on ‘Idols SA’ in light of the allegations made against him.
“We have reached a mutual agreement that Mr Mhlongo will take some time off to deal with his personal circumstances until this matter has been resolved.
“Viewers will still see Mr Mhlongo on their screens until Sunday, August 22, 2021, as the audition shows for Idols SA were pre-recorded,” read the statement at the time.