After fending off some great TV talent, actor Jonathan Boynton-Lee won the 2012 Top Billing Presenter search. Jonathan studied Drama and TV Journalism at Rhodes University and went on to direct, act and write for theatre before transitioning to film. He also writes and directs.
He was named the winner of the Top Billing search on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 and currently presents on the show.
“I’m so happy that Jonathan is joining the team. He has a very dry sense of humour and he’s incredibly clever and intelligent,” said Top Billing presenter Jeannie D, who was one of the judges in the My Top Billing Dream reality show.
“You can see in his eyes that he’s the kind of guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s not scared to be himself,” said Top Billing presenter Janez Vermeiren.
“He’s not trying to copy anyone or trying to act like any of the other presenters. He allows his own personality to shine through and I think that’s the most important thing about being a presenter.”
A lot of black people wanted Zama Ncgobo to win, but I think she is a quasi celebrity with dodgy talent.
Another point to white people!