Mr. Smeg is From a Twitter influencer to a TV star.

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Mr. Smeg is From a Twitter influencer to a TV star.

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Social Media sensation Michael Bucwa popularly known as Mr Smeg is known for always posting pictures of his Smeg kettle, but it seems he’s ready to flex his acting muscles.

All seems well for Mr. Smeg, who recently went on a date with Gigi Lamayne. The pair had dinner at DJ Shimza’s restaurant in Thembisa. Judging from their social media posts, it seems the dinner was nothing short of amazing and fun. They sealed the date with a kiss and it is unclear whether they will have a second one.

The famed Twitter user is set to make an appearance on eTV’s popular drama series Durban Gen. The news was shared by blogger and entertainment commentator Phil Mphela on his Twitter account.

“Mr Smeg to star in #DurbanGen. Michael Bucwa, best known for his Twitter personality as Mr. Smeg, will make a cameo on etv telenovela Durban Gen. No word yet on whether the kettle will be in tow,” Phil wrote.

Phil’s report has received mixed reactions on Twitter. Tweeps say the reason why the show is getting canceled is because it is hiring influencers and celebs.

@BekithembaZ “I’m actually not mad at this, my biggest worry is that they’ll give the viewers Mr Smeg – the red kettle guy instead of giving them a character and let the viewers enjoy Michael’s acting abilities..

@Mbuyi161 “I hear people talking about influencers being hired instead of talented people and I laugh, this happens everywhere, others get jobs bcoz they pretty so it’s nothing new, Minnie was made a football tv show presenter in this country

@MrKnockout88 “If u think going to acting school will lead to an acting job in SA ur dreaming…including radio stations they are all fishing influencers not talent..

@Shonny_SA “They want to use him to scoop viewership since etv want to cancel the show. Durban Gen must never be shown on our screen. They were degrading the Medical field.’

Durban has sadly been discontinued. According to a statement released by eTV, the show has been canceled as part of a business strategy which includes the on-going review of the on-air life-cycle of all our shows.

“The decision to decommission the daily drama is part of a business strategy which includes the on-going review of the on-air life-cycle of all our shows. e.tv continues to look forward to fulfilling its mandate of producing exceptional and relevant local content, and the production has successfully achieved its part of the obligation throughout the past 2 years. Durban Gen first aired in October 2020,” read the statement.

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