The show will take a look at the current affairs landscape and will aim to put high-profile politicians through their paces in interviews.

Missing says, "I have my own TV show. I’m a puppet. Have any of you realised how crazy this is? Someone tell Hlaudi. He broke ground for puppets everywhere."

Missing's creator, Conrad Koch, adds, "Chester and I are hugely excited to be creating this show with South Africa’s best news source, eNCA, and the amazing award-winning team at Diprente."

"South Africa has huge room for incisive, hilarious satire as we move towards elections next year. We want to make Almost News with Chester Missing both well researched and really, really funny," adds Koch.

eNCA’s editor-in-chief, Mapi Mhlangu, says, "Over many years, Chester has become an integral part of the political firmament and has asked questions of our leaders no one else would dare to."

Mhlangu adds, "With one or two exceptions, politicians and business leaders love the interchange and are happy to participate. Chester also provides a release valve for South Africans who need to laugh at each other, and themselves."

Viewers can catch Almost News with Chester Missing on Sunday, 25 November at 19:30 on eNCA (DStv Channel 403).

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