“A Lot Has Changed”: Once A TV Darling, Serial Cheater Katlego Maboe Return To Expresso Misses The Mark | CLYDE MABASO
It’s been a month since TV personality Katlego Moswane Maboe’s unprecedented return as host of SABC 3’s morning talk show Expresso, but viewership has not picked up.
Popularly known as Kat, the award-winning presenter who had hosted the Expresso Morning Talk Show since its inception in 2010 was fired in October 2020.
At the time, Maboe had found himself at the centre of a social media storm after allegations of infidelity and abuse were made against him.
A video of the presenter, apparently taken by then partner Monique Muller had been shared online, showing Katlego confessing to cheating as well as responding to accusations of passing an STD on to his partner.
Consequently, he was fired from the Expresso Morning Show and Outsurance adverts featuring the presenter were taken off the air.
“Katlego Maboe trended for few days with his return to Expresso celebrated. The show pulled below 250k viewers peak and didn’t make SABC3 Top 20 in August. Even his exclusive return interview did not chart.
“Why did you not watch?” tweeted @PhilMphela.
Earlier last month, the presenter, who doubles as a songwriter and accountant, sat down with Expresso Show anchor Graeme Richards to talk about how his life off after the cheating scandal had been and how he had coped.
“Throughout all that has happened over the past couple of years, I think one thing that I could never want to let go of is this desire that I have to be a force of positivity in people’s lives and have them be a part time of whatever I am a part of, walk out of that situation feeling better than they were when they got there,” said the emotional 36-year old.
However, a significant number of online users have professed not following the show for varied reasons despite Kat’s return.
Check out some of their reasons below.
“I think I believe the Ex-girlfriend
I’m sorry, but that’s just how I analyzed the whole thing
She messed up his career.
“Him getting suspended at the time of that whole debacle made me lose interest in ever watching Expresso. I watched the exclusive interview on YT. Nothing about it is captivating anymore.”
“Expresso is exploiting him. They throw him out and call him back when they were desperate.”
They were part of the problem. They just dismissed him. I am still not happy with the show and Outsurance.
Meanwhile, the 2020 debacle was not the first time Katlego was embroiled in a cheating scandal. In 2016, his secret romance with a local TV personality was rumoured.
According to All4Women, in an interview with Gareth Cliff, Katlego revealed that he had kissed the woman but said it did not evolve into anything beyond that. He was in a relationship with someone else at the time.