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Kenyan among ‘Next Great Presenter’ finalists

A 25-year-old Kenyan actor and entertainer is among the semi-finalists in TLC’s Next Great Presenter Competition.

Charles Karumi now stands a chance of winning a hosting gig with the international TV station.

TLC in association with Colgate Optic White revealed Karumi as the third semi-finalist selected to go through to the “Lucky 13” stage.

Karumi, who hails from Nairobi, Kenya, believes he has the potential to become TLC’s Next Great Presenter.

“I feel thrilled to have been selected. TLC is arguably the biggest and most successful lifestyle entertainment channel. It’s the big league, and when you get a chance to play in the big league, you take it and run!” says Charlie.


“Out of the many people who sent their videos in from all over the continent, they picked little ol’ Charlie to be among the final 13. I always thought 13 was an unlucky number… guess I was wrong!”

Mr Karumi will in the coming weeks travel to Cape Town, South Africa for boot camp, where he hopes to turn his 90-second video audition into their dream job.

During the four-day boot camp, all contestants will be put through their presenting paces by the judges and industry experts as they undertake screen tests, performance coaching, fashion styling, brand and media training to see who really has what it takes to be a host on Africa’s #1 lifestyle and entertainment channel.

After the end of the boot camp the Top 3 finalists will be chosen by audience.

The winner will travel to London to film the brand new series of TLC’s Most Extreme which will be broadcast on DSTV. The winner will also feature in a one-off documentary.