KUALA LUMPUR: Emcee Daphne Iking, currently embroiled in an enticement case, is now the host of a new television show on women’s issues on ntv7.
Iking, who left popular TV programme The Breakfast Show, is the host alongside personalities Elaine Daly, Deborah Henry and Sasha Saidin onBella, which made its debut last Tuesday.
In an interview with The Daily Chilli, Iking said she got to work as host, journalist and script-writer on Bella as well as being involved in the production of the show.
“I enjoy writing and producing as much as I do hosting and I get to do all three on Bella,” she said, adding that the show would feature lifestyle, celebrity, fashion and beauty segments.
Iking said she had to leave The Breakfast Show, which she had co-hosted for four years with Joanne De Rozario, Hansen Lee, Aishah Sinclair and Nas Rahman.
“I’ve had a lot of fond memories on The Breakfast Show over the years. But I have to leave my comfort zone to grow,” she said.
“My last day was on New Year’s Eve and I was a little sad,” she added.
Iking, who also acts, won the Most Promising Actress award for her role as a con artist in the movie Belukar at the recent Film Festival Malaysia.
Bella airs from 11.30am to noon on weekdays and from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Sundays.
Iking’s businessman husband Ryan Chong Yiing Yih had taken corporate figure Darren Choy Khin Ming, 45, to court in a private summons for “enticing his wife”.
Choy has been charged under Section 498 of the Penal Code with enticing Iking, knowing that she was a married woman, with the intention of having sexual intercourse.
He allegedly committed the offence at a condominium unit in Taman Tun Dr Ismail here between July 2007 and September last year.