Sunday Sun reports that Mbatha may join the cast and that ‘Top Billing’ presenter Bonang passed on the auditions due to her busy schedule.
According to a source, Mbatha was the judges’ choice and she may be on screens as early as next month.
“Pretty and talented a good combination for ratings,” said the source.
As for Bonang Matheba, she had previously told City Press that she wasn’t interested as the show wanted to “use her name” for publicity.
“It is true that these people phoned my agent when I was overseas shooting one of my shows and invited me to come audition for a role. They said they were going to tailor-make the role for me so I could be part of the series.
“Now I’m told that I must compete for the role with other people. I think these people wanted publicity by using my name, so I’m not interested,” she said.