Leigh-Anne Williams to pursue new roles on 'Expresso' in 2020

Cape Town - Expresso presenter Leigh-Anne Williams has taken a step back from hosting duties, to pursue other career opportunities - but it doesn't mean she has left the show for good.

Following reports that Leigh-Anne has exited the show, after her noticeable absence on-air, executive producer, Patience Stevens has released an official statement.  

"Leigh-Anne has been a very important part of the Expresso journey for the past eight years and is a valued member of the Cardova family. While Leigh-Anne has been taking a step back from her daily presenting role on Expresso to pursue other career opportunities, this does not mean the end of our relationship with her. Leigh Anne will be back on Expresso in December, and we are keen to pursue new and existing shows and roles with her in 2020," she said. 

She explained: "While we have missed Leigh-Anne's positive energy every morning for the past couple of weeks, Cardova's mission statement is to identify, nurture and grow new talent. We have recently welcomed two fresh new faces to Expresso, namely the winners of the Presenter Search on 3: Expresso Edition, Kuhle Adams and Jamie Lee Domburg, who have been adding their own unique dynamic and personality to the show."

Expresso, which made its debut in October 2010 aired from The Equinox Building in Cape Town before moving to a new studio in Westlake in June.

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Compiled by Graye Morkel.