Nour El Sherif to replace Ayman Zeidan in “Waznak Dahab”
The Abu Dhabi satellite channel has announced in a press conference that Syrian actor Ayman Zeidan who has been the presenter of the game show Waznak Dahab (Your Weight in Gold) for the past fifteen months, will be replaced with Egyptian actor Nour El Sherif.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Ali Al Ahmad acting manager of Abu Dhabi TV insisted on making the announcement for the change at a press conference in the presence of both actors. Ali said that the change was made to add variety to the show and that it is always a plus for any successful program, adding that the decision did not reflect in any negative way on Ayman for he was the reason behind the success of the show.
Ayman announced at the conference that there were no hard feelings with him leaving the program and a number of other acting commitments forced him to step down, adding that no one had asked him to resign.
Nour had commented that he looks forward to the new experience, a first in his acting career, hoping that he will be able to accomplish a similar success to that of Ayman. Nour added that it is an important factor of any actor’s career to take on new challenges.
Ayman was chosen by the channel a year and a half ago to take the position after Kuwaiti artist Daoud Hussein sent his regrets for not being able to present the program because of commitments to other work.
The program is based on a new concept that attempts to combine the most successful features of other quiz shows. Program designers said that the show addresses the mind of the viewer and enriched his intellect through a combination of knowledge and technology. Participants from all over the Arab World will compete in the program. Each episode lasts for an hour, and the prize is the winner’s weight in gold along with dozens of other prizes of pure gold.
The program is produced by the Emirate Media Group (owner of Abu Dhabi TV), Tiba Jewelry Co. and the International Gold Council, a non-profit organization established in collaboration with leading international gold mining companies.
The International Gold Council media executive, Samah Nabil said that the program was considered the biggest in the world in terms of the prize value. “Participants from all over the Arab World will compete to win a prize equal to their weight of gold, in addition to dozens of other prizes of pure gold, the smallest of which would be 100 grams of gold,” added Nabil.
Participation in the contest participate via telephone. It has also been agreed with gold shops that hang the program banner to give each of their clients a coupon that he or she can send in for a drawing.
The winner is offered a free ticket to Abu Dhabi to participate in the last stage of the program, which lasts for one hour. - Albawaba.com
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