South Africa: New X-rated TV show attracts many X applicants

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A new X Factor-style TV show has been launched in South Africa to find two new porn stars. The winners of Porn Stars - one man and one woman - will land roles in adult magazine Hustler's end-of-year adult film and receive £450 each.  More than 1,000 horny hopefuls auditioned in Johannesburg and they are being whittled down to the 100 finalists.

They will compete at an exhibition called Sexpo in August and October in Durban and Johannesburg, where they will do their best to gain public votes by performing different live sex acts on stage.  They will also be assessed by the show's judges there, including strip club owner Perle van Schalkwyk and an executive from Hustler.

The budding porn stars must be 18 or over and are required to present a certificate proving they are free of any sexually transmitted diseases. Producer Donovan van Wyngaard said he hopes the competition will find the new faces of South African pornography.

He said: "We never anticipated such a great response. It took us by surprise that such a large number of people would be interested in the show, but we are extremely pleased. The finalists will be performing sexual acts live on stage so people at the show can vote. A decision will be made as to who we choose as the lucky winners for the show."

Judge Schalkwyk said: "All different kinds of people entered the show, not the typical kind of people we expected. I'm sure all the people who entered think they are great at it - it will be interesting to see just how good they are. Maybe we will find the perfect porn star. Who knows?"