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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

I'm going to be on TV!



Just had a really fun but very hard week at work culminating in the recording of a show for ITV1 called 'Auction Party' with Laurence Llewlyn Bowen acting as auctioneer. He was lovely, funny, good tempered the whole time and really good looking - hero material in fact!

My day job is working in a charity and we were asked to compete against another charity by ITV. The idea was to go out and buy old furniture then do it up to see how much we could make to raise funds. We also had, in a week, to find about 100 people who would come along and spend their money. Immediately our team went into overdrive, sanding, cleaning, polishing, painting and upholstering. We spent hours in the shed choking on spray paint and white spirit. It was freezing, and on the day it started to sleet I wondered whether there weren't easier ways to raise funds! In the end though I and my other team members, Annie, Jazz and Neville stepped up to the mark, loads of people came and some of the things looked really good. Both teams raised loads of money but I mustn't say who won until the programme goes on air in the Spring. The other team, as you can see were young and gorgeous and had borrowed some of the dresses from Strictly so completely upstaged us! I am on the right hand side in both photos and have now been shamed into embarking on a SERIOUSLY strict diet.....

5 comments:

Chris Stovell said...

Well done you! I hope you raised lots of money for your charity after all that hard work.

And, for the record, you look great; warm, friendly and just as gorgeous as the bikinied ones.

scarlet wilson said...

Can't wait to see you on Tv Cara, I'm sure you will look fabulous!

Cara Cooper said...

Thank you for those kind words but I understand telly puts on about ten pounds - why does nothing in life instantly take off ten pounds?

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic, Cara! Can't wait to see it!

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Talli, maybe I'll be svelte by then, but I doubt it sadly. Have just been away at a writers' weekend and ate far too much but enjoyed the whole thing hugely.