Tuesday 12 Apr 11
I have been in London for a few days doing press for The Runaway on Sky 1. I had forgotten how random and eclectic British Tv shows can be. For example I found myself on The One Show doing my interview between a piece about a bride with lots of warts on her hands and a man who can engrave words on tiny surfaces like pin heads and paper clips! Seriously! Then on Fern on Channel 4, in addition to chatting with the lovely hostess, I judged a cake contest for the Royal Wedding and then had to guess which of the five strangers that were paraded in front of me were obsessed with George Formby (rather surpiringly a little girl), who had changed their name to Manilow after their hero Barry (a lady who had not only done that but also had the man himself tattooed on both of her arms) and finally who had a large collection of truncheons, as in the things PC Plod would bop you on the head with in a riot!! I mean, really!
Here I am chatting to Phillip and Holly on This Morning. Seconds later the cast of Mamma Mia performed Money Money Money as part of the show's twelfth anniversary celebrations, mere feet from the sofa on which I am sat. Crazy!