Reality television used to be viewed as tacky and for people who don’t have a ‘real’ talent’. But it seems with our local stars the more talented you are, the more likely you’re to score your own reality show. These talented celebs have traded in their scripts and natural talents for reality TV. 5 talented SA celebs who turned reality stars.

1. Somizi

Somizi’s reality show is in its second season and a hit with the fans.

2. Bonang Matheba

Bonang’s reality show ‘Being Bonang will air on Vuzu this winter.

3. Dineo Ranaka

Dineo Ranaka had a great run with her reality show ‘Dineo’s Diary’ now she’s on another reality show with her family ‘The Ranakas’.

4. Zahara

Zahara is currently shooting her own reality show with Ferguson Films

5. Papa Penny Penny

Papa Penny Penny has his own successful reality show on Mzansi Magic.