Wednesday evenings take on a light-hearted touch as the The Dan Nicholl Show, hosted by celebrated presenter Dan Nicholl in partnership with BrightRock, will premiere on our screens this Wednesday, 1 April 2015 at 20:30 on SuperSport 1.

Each week a trio of guests from the entertainment, lifestyle and sporting worlds will join Nicholl in-studio for a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and will raise a smile from some of South Africa’s more familiar faces.

The show debuts with a stellar line-up – MasterChef judge Pete Goffe-Wood, former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar, and former Bafana Bafana striker Shaun Bartlett, with cameo appearances from comedian Stuart Taylor, and model and surfer Roxy Louw.

“We’re a country full of extremely entertaining people with terrific stories to tell. This is a chance to showcase some of those stories, and have fun with some fantastic celebrity guests, ” said Nicholl.

“I first shot a pilot with the idea of my show 13 years ago, so it’s taken a while to get here. Hopefully it’ll finally stop my mum telling me to get a real job!

“The show wouldn’t be possible without the support of BrightRock and SuperSport, who’ve both bought into my television dream with great enthusiasm,” added Nicholl. “So it’s really their fault that you’ve got me on television every week.”

The 26-minute show will include a three-minute insert in each episode, giving the show the chance to include special guests such as new European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, and Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie. The inserts, along with highlights and unseen material from the show, will all be available on the show’s social media channels after each week’s episode.

“We’re excited to be involved with bringing this fun and accessible new talk show to South African television screens”, said BrightRock’s Suzanne Stevens, with the brand’s understanding of changing lifestyles chiming with the changes many of the show’s stars have undergone.

“Dan’s show is all about ringing the changes and providing new perspectives on the guests. That’s very much what we’re doing at BrightRock, with our needs-matched life insurance introducing a fresh new approach to our industry.”