BOITY THULO AND SPEED STARS
We are super excited to have Boity Thulo join the Speed Stars team as one of our presenters! Boity was part of our first season and it was on the show that she got to drive a manual transmission for the very first time, so it wasn't surprising when she ended up with the ‘wooden wheel’ award for posting the slowest time.
She had so much fun during the filming process and wanted a chance to come back and redeem herself – of course we said yes, but thought it safer keeping her in front of the camera!
Boity is impossible not to love and we are really looking forward to the fresh energy she will bring to the show.
But Boity isn’t the only star on the show. As with our first season, Speed Stars will bring you the biggest names in South Africa - a diverse mix of entertainers, sports stars and comedians - taken out of their comfort zones and given the chance to show us their race faces!
Our first guest pairing is literally David versus Goliath with David Levinsohn taking on Jason Goliath. This is guaranteed to have you rolling on the floor with laughter.
Taking to the circuit next are the king and queen of the waves, with Chris Bertish challenging Bianca Buitendag – will they take to the track like a duck to water?
You don't get more cool than Maps Maponyane and Jonathan Boynton-Lee but who will keep it cool when these close friends meet on the race track?
Leigh-Anne Williams starts your day and Bonnie Mbuli finishes it, but who will finish on top when these two television presenters meet on screen?
If our first four celebrity guest pairings are anything to go by, we are in for a fantastic second season.
MICHELIN GIVES BACK!
Michelin is again donating R30'000 to charity and Speed Stars has chosen two charities to support this season through a new feature on the show – The Charity Challenge.
In each episode our stars will be teamed up and compete against each other in various car related challenges, with the winning team getting R2500 to donate to one of our charities. The winning team chooses one of the two sealed envelopes to reveal which charity is the beneficiary.
Ark Animal Centre
As the leading puppy shelter in South Africa, this NGO has a no suffer policy. They specialize in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of puppies, pregnant moms and small breed dogs.
Their aim: to change the attitude of people towards animals through education and awareness and to promote animal welfare and animal rights.
087 742 2211
The Sunflower Fund
As a National Non-Profit Company, they aim to create awareness, educate and recruit a viable source of ethnically diverse bone marrow stem cell donors in an effort to save the lives of those suffering from life threatening blood disorders. Higher numbers on the registry increase the chance of finding matching bone marrow stem cells donors in order to undergo life-saving bone marrow stem cell transplants.
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Speed Stars is a 13 part 24 minute series, broadcast as follows:
3rd Sep – 9th Sep: SHOW 1 = Season 1 Highlights, Intro Season 2
10th Sep – 16th Sep: SHOW 2 = DAVID LEVINSOHN vs JASON GOLIATH
17th Sep – 23rd Sep: SHOW 3 = BIANCA BUITENDAG vs CHRIS BERTISH
24th Sep – 30th Sep: SHOW 4 = MAPS MAPONYANE vs JONATHAN BOYNTON-LEE
1st Oct – 7th Oct: SHOW 5 = LEIGH-ANNE WILLIAMS vs BONNIE MBULI
8th Oct – 14th Oct: SHOW 6 = PUBLIC FINALISTS
15th Oct – 21st Oct: SHOW 7 = STARS TBC
22nd Oct – 28th Oct: SHOW 8 = STARS TBC
29th Oct – 4th Nov: SHOW 9 = STARS TBC
5th Nov – 11th Nov: SHOW 10 = STARS TBC
12th Nov – 18th Nov: SHOW 11 = STARS TBC
19th Nov – 25th Nov: SHOW 12 = STARS TBC
26th Nov – 2nd Dec: SHOW 13 = FINALS
Speed Stars will be broadcast on Ignition, DSTV 189 as well as on DSTV Catch Up.
Each episode is repeated nine times during a week at the following times:
TUES 09:30 & 21:30
WED 06:30 & 18:30