“The One Show” on Viasat1: Joselyn Dumas and PY out, Anita Erskine in

PY and Joselyn Dumas

PY and Joselyn Dumas

Graphic Showbiz Radio and TV columnist, Francis Doku reports that actress and TV presenter Jocelyn Dumas will no more be the host of Viasat1 TV’s flagship lifestyle show, “The One Show” when it returns with a new season in October.

The new host of the weekday show will be one of the nation’s most popular female broadcasters and presenters Anita Erskine-Amaizo, who incidentally was the maiden producer of “The One Show.”

For those who watched the final show of the previous season of “The One Show” it would not be surprising for them to hear that Dumas won’t be on the show anymore as she said on that show that it would be her last.

Also to lose his place on the show will be Dumas’ co-host for many seasons P.Y. Addo-Boateng. Just like Duma, he will not return with “The One Show” in October this year, the source disclosed.

Part of the reason P.Y. won’t return is because the show would be focused more on women related issues than on the entertainment related issues that his partnership with Dumas produced in previous seasons. Anita will therefore be tasked to make the show more feminine to target that demography.

Anita Erskine-Amaizo who recently took part in the Vlisco Women’s Month Dare To Dream campaign will restart her Viasat1 journey before the end of July when she sits in to co-host the station’s morning show “This Morning” in place of Kokui Serlomey.

Kokui Selormey is expecting and will soon go on a maternity leave to return in the first week of September. Thus Anita will co-host the show with Patrice Amegashie until Korkui returns then she will leave and then come back with “The One Show” in October.

In 2010 when I did a review of “The One Show” I said among other things that Anita Erskine-Amaizo should have been the host of the show instead of the producer and it seems that was a prophetic observation.

“I have four things to say about the presenter and that would be it. One, she should lift the questions off the paper or prompter and ask them as her own – she should not read them. Two she should get a grasp of the show and present it. Three Anita Erskine should get off the flip side as producer and sit in front of the camera; this is her kind of show, unless some legality debars her from doing that. Four they should keep the girl and coach her till she perfects the art,” I wrote in August 2010.

Jocelyn Dumas has grown with the show which gave her the opportunity to host other big events and television shows such as “At Home With…” on DStv.

The bi-lingual Anita Erskine-Amaizo will come to “The One Show” with a big resume of television shows she has presented. They include “Making Of A Mogul”,”Cooking With….” and  “Pamper Your Mum” – three popular shows on the DStv.

She had her first encounter with television at Metro TV in 1997 after which she decided to take a long break to travel and study from 1998 till 2006. Upon her return to Ghana in she hosted TV3’s Mentor and then M-Net Africa’s Studio 53.


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