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The real soap opera!

Even though I have spent many years in front of the camera, yesterday was one of those days when I left my comfort zone ... and played myself in South Africa's biggest TV soapie, Isidingo!

It was so thrilling being on set, and even more enthralling was being able to have a scene with the biggest villain on the box, "Barker Haines"! In life, the actor Robert Whitehead was a true gentleman and made me feel at ease. Thank you!! Here is Robert and I rehearsing our scene outside the studio:

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Last minute touch ups before we recorded the scene:
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And it's ACTION!
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The episode I'm on is on television tonight! I am such a bad actor so it should be a good laugh. But there is a serious side as to why I made a guest appearance. As a Heart and Stroke Foundation of SA ambassador, we wove the "Have Heart" campaign into the Isidingo storyline.

'Have Heart' is officially launching today, and is an initiative to get our kids living healthier. Diabetes and heart disease is now rife amongst our young children and we HAVE to start getting them to eat more healthy and exercise more. We have to give them every chance of a full life. You can read more about the initiative here: www.haveheart.co.za.

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Thanks again to the Isidingo team... and thanks for my gift hamper too! :)

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