As a youngster, TV presenter, Ewan Strydom never dreamed of being on camera, instead, he was a shy and insecure teenager who hid from the world.
Fast forward 10 years later, he’s become one of the best presenters in the entertainment space gaining most of his fame from the daily SABC3 breakfast show, "Expresso" which he spent 8 and a half years on.
Recently, Strydom announced his exit from the show saying that he felt like he needed more growth. "My time on Expresso was unforgettable,phenomenal, exciting, nerve wrecking and life altering. In this industry the minute you feel you are not growing then it’s a good idea to start moving forward. I tried to listen to my gut on this one but moving on after eight and a half years on "Expresso" was the right decision for me at this point of my career," said Strydom about the decision to leave the show.
Although Strydom isn’t giving away much information about what lies ahead for him, he has said that his TV career is far from over. "At this stage I am not unveiling much, but I do have a couple of things. My TV career is certainly not done and dusted. TV is my first love and that is what I will always chase, so I’ve got something in the pipeline which I will reveal pretty soon, so watch my social media," he said.
Strydom was a veteran on Expresso and leaves behind Katlego Maboe, Zoë Brown, Leigh-Anne Williams and Graeme Richards, all of whom who were saddened by his departure from the show.
"I've had a phenomenal team. The on-screen guys are like family. They are people that you can rely on, trust and talk to when you are feeling down or happy. We are all so encouraging of each other to make sure we get the best experience out of every single morning we are together. we really became a close knit bunch of people working together," he said.