Just when we thought the Idols SA drama surrounding the Qwabe twins was simmering down, along comes their dad with some interesting tea
Viggy and Virginia made headlines this week after their departure from the show.
Virginia was eliminated on Sunday after receiving the fewest votes, then Viggy withdrew from the show hours later.
There has been a lot of speculation about Viggy’s decision, but there was no reason given for why she left. Idols SA officials simply said: “After lengthy discussions, Viggy, who still remained in the running after Sunday night’s elimination, has decided to exit,” and wished the “extremely talented” twins all the best in their careers.
Some social media users claimed Viggy and Virginia were bullied but Idols SA officials quashed those rumours.
It was also revealed that some social media users had set up fake accounts in some of the contestants’ names, to stir up more drama.
Viggy and Virginia’s father, Laurence Qwade, has spoken out to give his version of events
Speaking to the Daily Sun, Laurence said he was the one who told Viggy to leave after Virginia got the boot.
“Idols is rigged and I advised Viggy to withdraw. I don’t want my girls to get hurt!” he was quoted as saying.
Laurence added that Viggy and Virginia both returned with him to KwaZulu-Natal after Sunday night’s elimination.
He claimed that before the elimination, rumours started to swirl that the male contestants were being secured from being eliminated.
The protective dad added that “the name of a twin who would be eliminated was issued” before Sunday’s round, and an insider allegedly tipped the family off because they felt “sorry” for the twins.
A spokesperson for the show told the Daily Sun said officials were “currently in conversation with the family” and are “aware of the issues raised at this stage”.
Hopefully viewers will get the full story about what really happened soon.