Wayde van Niekerk’s mom ready to jump and jive - and he's ready to defend her
She will join Thembisa Mdoda‚ Frank Opperman‚ Juanita De Villiers and Liesl Laurie‚ M-Net announced.
A track-and-field athlete in the late 1980s and early 1990s‚ Swarts said the show was facilitating a life-long dream.
“I always wanted to learn how to Tango and Salsa but with raising kids and the years flying by so fast I never got to it‚” she said. “My kids are now all grown and I want to see this as my time to learn new things! I have loved the international seasons of the show and always wished that I could be part of something like that... so this is an absolute dream come true.”
The show will start on M-Net channel 101 on Sunday 4 February 2018.
Social media users reacted negatively to the announcement‚ saying she was not a celebrity‚ prompting Van Niekerk to jump in to defend his mom.
"She's my star‚" he tweeted.>https://twitter.com/WaydeDreamer/status/941977225733263360