Controversial radio personality Gareth Cliff will make a return to television as host of new weekly discussion show So What Now, eMedia confirmed on Friday.
The show will premiere on Wednesday 17 June, as Cliff discusses current affairs with a variety of guests.
Gareth Cliff joins eMedia
His appointment comes just after award-winning investigative journalist, Devi Sankaree-Govender – whose own show debuts this Friday on eNCA and eTV – joined eMedia.
eMedia Investments chief executive, Khalik Sherrif said the new programs signal a move towards more thought-provoking content.
"eMedia wants to ensure that it remains definitive with outstanding, entertaining, and informative programming. And the inclusion of personalities such as Gareth Cliff will ensure that difficult conversations will be had, no matter how provocative it seems at the outset. With Gareth and Devi joining us, we are moving towards the narrative of being more informative, more thought-provoking, and more challenging."Khalik Sherrif, eMedia Investments CEO
Back on TV
This means that Cliff is set for another spell in the small screen, having been part of several shows in the past, most notable as a judge on South Africa's version of Pop Idol, where he featured for 11 seasons.
The shock jock has had other stints on TV, including a short-lived talk show on M-Net, The Gareth Cliff Talk Show.
In 2014, he had a reality show on Comedy Central called The Gareth Cliff Show Live.
Cliff has had a long career in radio, starting off at Radio 702 before joining 5FM in 2002 – hosting their drive-time show before moving on to the breakfast slot. In 2014, he launched Cliff Central, an online radio station.
He has also penned an autobiography titled Cliffhanger: Confessions of a Shock Jock.