Joost van der Westhuizen has lived most of his adult life in the limelight, widely recognised as one of the greatest rugby players of all time, but also notorious for his off-field misdemeanours. Now in his forties, he’s battling a disease that is swift, sudden and cruel ... and how he’s doing it is interesting. Carte Blanche spent some very personal moments with this former hero who’s gone to zero and back.

Gilan Gork

Mentalism is a performing art that shows off highly developed intuitive abilities. Entertainers like Derren Brown attribute their 'magic' to being able to read body language and manipulate people through psychological suggestion. The Carte Blanche team puts Gilan Gork to the test on a race track.

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