Friday, 27 February 2015

The Mel & Sue Show

Over the last few weeks, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have hosted their own daily chat show in the late afternoon live on ITV. Last week, I was invited along to their last episode, which was being pre recorded. I was Ruby's guest - she was on their sofa promoting her upcoming run of Sane New World at St James's theatre (see what I did there...!) 

I've always been a huge admirer of Sue Perkins but wasn't so familiar with Mel Giedroyc (how do you pronounce that ?) - they were both incredible. They are probably most well known for presenting the Great British Bake Off.

I have been to TV recordings before - namely the Graham Norton show and Jack Whitehall's Backchat. But this was much more intimate as it was smaller and as a guest of a guest I was allowed in the green room...! Their tv studio was like a really cool studio flat - fun and colourful decor, lots of space.

The historian Dan Snow was the other guest - he was SO good looking. He slightly reminded me of Bear Grylls. Sadly didn't get a picture of him as didn't want to look weird....

The warm up act had us all dancing to Uptown Funk and the Overtones ended the show with a single from their new album. There was lots of dancing....

Another part of the show included moving to a little kitchen area where a young person (his family were sitting next to me) shows off their culinary skills. On this particular day it was George making Tiramisu (Mel said "Have you got a tirami-mel?"!)

We were allowed to take whatever we wanted from the hamper in the green room - I opted for green tea and Urban Fruit...

Here's hoping that Mel & Sue is recommissioned for another series - apparently it might not me. They were so so funny together. They ought to be on slightly later in the day as most people are working and can't tune in in the afternoon. 

The night ended with a take away from Westbourne Grove and Mindfulness cupcakes. Total joy. 

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