Aspiring porn actors from South Africa will be able to compete for a role in an adult sex film thanks to new reality TV series Porn Stars.
The winners of Porn Stars, which will air in the country later this year, will get parts in Hustler magazine’s end-of-year movie and also receive a £450 cash prize. Auditions to find the X Factor-style show’s 100 finalists - who will perform live sex acts on stage before facing a public vote - have started, and producers have warned hopefuls to prove they can carry a line before they show off their other skills.
A shortlist of 120 finalists has already been drawn up after over a thousand people auditioned three weeks ago in Johannesburg.
Porn Stars producer Donovan van Wyngaard said he hopes the competition will help find the fresh new faces of South African pornography.
'The finalists will be performing sexual acts live on stage so that people at the show can vote,' he confirmed.
'A decision will be made as to who we choose as the lucky winners for the show.'
The finalists are due to compete on stage during a Sexpo exhibition in August and October in Durban and Johannesburg, where they will be assessed by judges including strip club owner Perle van Schalkwyk and an executive from adult magazine Hustler.
Mr 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?'