Bonang Matheba and Maps Maponyane.

Hosts Bonang Matheba and Maps Maponyane present E! Beyond the Red Carpet: SAFTAs on 22 March at 20:00 CAT.

E! Entertainment Television (124) expands its unparalleled red carpet coverage of the awards season and turns the spotlight to the 10th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) from the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. On 22 March at 20:00 CAT, E! will exclusively premiere its first-ever coverage of a local red carpet event with the launch of E! Beyond the Red Carpet: SAFTAs.

Pop culture icons Bonang Matheba and Maps Maponyane will be hosting E! Beyond the Red Carpet: SAFTAs and taking E! fans to the heart of the red carpet action as the biggest names in South African film and television arrive. Viewers can look forward to hearing all the scoop on their favourite celebrities and their red carpet style and inspiration. The hosts will be joined by blogger Mika Stefano who will also comment on who “nailed it” and who “failed it” with his trademark wit.

The show will also feature exclusive, in-depth segments showcasing the local talent behind Safta-nominated movies and soapies and reveal how red carpet looks for the event came together.

E! will also have exclusive backstage access at the Saftas awards ceremony so celeb-lovers will be able to get up-to-the-minute updates and catch those special behind the scenes moments with Safta winners on the E! Africa Facebook page (www.facebeook.com/eonlineaf).

E! will take fans behind the velvet rope for all of the exciting, spontaneous, and headline-making moments as they happen, and bring viewers the unique and authentic interviews that pop culture fans crave when E! Beyond the Red Carpet: SAFTAs premieres on 22 March at 20:00 CAT only on E! (124).