American media personality Steve Harvey has been touring various African countries for the past few days and announced he his bring his ‘Family Feud’ show to the motherland.
The entertainer landed in South Africa on Monday (26.08.19), and during a press briefing attended by many of the country’s publications, he announced that he is bringing the popular family game show ‘Family Feud’ to South Africa and Ghana.
“Bringing ‘Family Feud’ to Africa has long been a dream of mine,” Harvey said according to Okay Africa. “I believe Family Feud will become a household name for local South African and Ghanaian families. And this is just the beginning in Africa. I expect this show to lead to multiple media and business projects in and throughout the continent.”
Production for the South African version of the show will start in October 2019 in Johannesburg, and the show will be airing on the continent in the second quarter of 2020. The show will be produced by Rapid Blue. The company, which is part of BBC Studios, has produced many other African versions of international shows such as ‘Dancing with Stars’, ‘X-Factor’, ‘Got Talent’, ‘Project Runway’ and ‘First Dates’, among others.
Duncan Irvine, CEO of Rapid Blue, was quoted saying: “We are thrilled to be working closely with Steve Harvey and his team to produce two African versions of Family Feud. Family is the cornerstone of life in South Africa and Ghana, and we are confident that we will see some wonderful families take part and that both seasons will resonate well with audiences here.”
Harvey, during the press briefing, explained how he was excited to be on the continent, saying: “Originally, I wanted to come home. I have a home in America, and America has been good to me. It is a land of opportunities. A lot of my family and business is there. But it is not my homeland. Whenever people talk about going home it sounds so cool. And my home is in Africa.”
Born Broderick Stephen Harvey, Steve Harvey aged 62 is a revered comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, author and father of seven.
He has hosted a number of shows including, ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’, the ‘Steve talk show’, ‘Family Feud’, ‘Celebrity Family Feud’, ‘Little Big Shots’ and its spinoff ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’, ‘Steve Harvey’s Funderdome’, ‘Showtime at the Apollo’, and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant. Harvey is the author of ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’, which was published in March 2009.