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Reeva Steenkamp To Be Broadcast In Pre-Recorded Reality Show 'Tropika Island Of Treasure'

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A pre-recorded reality TV show featuring Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, is to be broadcast on Saturday night, despite her death earlier this week.

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been charged with her murder after it was revealed the model and TV presenter was shot four times at the athlete's house in Pretoria, South Africa, early on Valentine's Day morning.

Producers of the Tropika Island of Treasure, have decided to broadcast the first show in her memory.

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The masthead on the programme's site, showing Reeva third from left

"As we grieve today with Reeva's family and friends and struggle to make sense of this shocking tragedy, it has taken much deliberation to come to the decision to continue screening Tropika Island of Treasure 5 as planned," executive producer Samantha Moon said in a statement.

"This week's episode will be dedicated to Reeva's memory."

A special tribute will be broadcast ahead of Saturday's show at 6:30 pm (1630 GMT).

The show which sees celebrity contestants compete for one million rand (£73,000) through a series of challenges filmed in a Utopian setting in Jamaica.

Each week the winner of the challenge can decide who stays and who leaves the island.

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Reeva was the face of Avon in South Africa

Reeva, asked to describe herself for the show, which is now in its fifth series, says: "Brainy, blonde, bombshell".

The tag line for the show is 'Your Saturday nights have never been hotter.'

A statement on their website currently reads "We are deeply saddened and extend our condolences to Reeva’s family and friends" beneath a picture of the contestants in bikinis and brandishing juice, the sponsor of the show.

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Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands and sobs in court

Meanwhile Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius "sobbed uncontrollably" in court on Friday as he was formally charged with murder.

It has emerged in the South African press that Steenkamp had been shot four times through a bathroom door.

Prosecutors have indicated they plan to pursue premeditated murder charges.

The court will reconvene on Tuesday and Pistorius will remain in police custody until then.

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