Soap stars from The Bold & The Beautiful, Brandon Beemer (Owen), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Jack Wagner (Nick) recently went to visit South Africa as part of a promotional tour for the soap opera.
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More excerpts about the Bold stars and their South African tour:
Jacqueline (23), one of the younger cast members of the show, said she enjoyed the warm beaches in SA.
“The waters in Cape Town are a little bit cold but Durban’s water was great to swim in,” she said.
For her, being in SA was “magical” and she was enjoying seeing all the cities and meeting her fans.
“I didn’t realise the show had such a huge following outside of the US and it’s always great to be recognised for the work you do! Everywhere I go here people have recognised me and I’ve enjoyed so many places including having drinks and dinner at Moyo in Johannesburg and lunch and Café Caprice in Cape Town.”
While Brandon and Jacqueline were enjoying the plush surroundings of Camps Bay, fellow soapie star Wagner was spotted working out at the gym at a top hotel. He didn’t seem to hang out with his co-stars, who clearly enjoyed being on the beach in their swimwear, rather keeping a low profile.
Above: Brandon Beemer showing off his South African flag themed swimming costume.
So what’s been their favourite part of Africa? “I can’t believe there are no paparazzi like in the US!” admitted Beemer.
“The food is just as great here too and I am in love with SA. I can’t wait to return to visit with Nadia in the near future.”
Was there anything negative about their visit? Probably just the event at Eastgate Shopping Centre where a horde of fans pitched, as this news exceprt attest:
Benoni resident Kate Frangoudis (54) injured her wrist and leg when a group of people pushed her.
She said it happened just as the TV stars arrived at the shopping centre and people started pushing and shoving to get close to the actors.
According to Frangoudis there were barriers to keep the crowd at a distance. The barriers did not last very long, as the crowd saw the actors and swarmed them.
Tyrone van den Berg from ER24 who was on duty at Eastgate said he treated two more people with light injuries: an eight-year-old girl with a head injury and a 14-year-old girl with a knee injury.
According to Van den Berg the shopping centre’s management did not inform emergency services that the actors will be visiting the shopping centre.
“If I knew beforehand, I would have organised more paramedics to be on duty with me.”
Well, you can't make an omlet without... naah :) The South African public loves you, what can we say?
Thanks to the Bold and Beautiful stars who bring joy to South Africans, on TV as well as off.
Sources: TVplus, Claytonmorar.com, Channel24.co.za