The longest-running game show in South Africa, Noot vir Noot, will be saying farewell to its renowned host Johan Stemmet, who will be hosting the show for the last time on this evening, on Thursday January 17 2019.
Noot vir Noot has been airing on South African television for 28 years and has been hosted by Stemmet since its beginning on July 27 1991. Stemnet is well-known for his likeable, comedic on-stage personality, colourful shirts and creatively designed waist-coats.
Stemmet announced the ending of his Noot vir Noot career on social media, but assured his followers that he would be leaving the show on a “high note”.
“Now, the big finale of Noot via Noot lies ahead. In the 28 years I have worked on the show, I know in my heart that this will be the most exciting final program yet. You definitely should not miss this show … You won’t regret it. Have a lovely evening, friends,” he said.
News24 has reported that Stemmet’s will host will be airing this evening at 7pm on SABC 2.
Stemmet has worked on a whopping 700 episodes and 43 seasons as the host of Noot vir Noot.
The 66-year-old presenter was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).
The game show will be revamped and a new host will take over from Stemmet
South Africans took to social media to share their sadness in Stemmet stepping down from his post.
Noot vir Noot is never going to be the same again
— Lauren Paris (@laurenparis19) January 17, 2019
I’ve met a few because of industry & stuff but this is the one I fanboyed over THE MOST.
Sidenote: Today is also his last episode of Noot Vir Noot that he’ll be hosting. pic.twitter.com/6rnrCIOI0B
— Yaaseen Barnes (@Ya_a_seen_Him) January 17, 2019
66Yrs old Johan Stemmet says goodbye to Noot vir Noot after 29 epic years. Baie Dankie PAPA! Will miss you big time. pic.twitter.com/5kXNg2OwmC
— T-MAN (@allienkahloleng) January 17, 2019
I feel honored to have been part of his journey ? Johan Stemmet says goodbye as the host of Noot vir Noot tonight ? tune into @SABC_2 at 7pm to catch the finale #NootVirNoot @noot002 #TBT pic.twitter.com/wkdXg94rBY
— Ikie (@ikieboi) January 17, 2019
Picture: Johan Stemmet/ Facebook