And they loved it! So much so that 2 weeks later we got a call from Sahley the producer. He said it’s going to be on the opening slot for the show!
FYI, ITV has THE most awesome iPad coffee machine ever.
2 Months later. The big day!
On October 9th we made our way to ITV’s studio, previously the BBC Television centre!
Early start! 7:42 am Just as it was turning cold!
First stop, make up. Obviously Eden couldn’t get enough of this bit.
The whole team at the studio were super friendly. Their small talk game is 10/10. One thing you appreciate going through this process is how many people are inovled in making the show happen day in day out. And how much work it takes to Vet, plan and pull off 5 minutes of TV for each and every guest.
The operational machine of “This Morning” and Live TV in general is nothing short of a modern marvel! Setting up and testing the equipment. Had a little back up under our sleeve just in case.
Going Live – How did it go?
Rather than me tell you can just see for yourself in the video . . . .
What are Holly and Phil like?
We only had a few minutes of interacting with the pair. to be frank the TV spot wasn’t about Steve Big Momma is about showing the public VR and giving Holly and Phil something very entertaining to show the audience. So our time with Holly and Phil’s was quite limited.
Holly is smiley, bubbly and very welcoming. Phil was too, although a little less warm than Holly, he was clearly the head honcho of the show. You could tell by the way he ran the retakes “Shall we try that again!” and how he and carried himself.
Were you Nervous?
Sort of. Especially on the day and as we were about to go live. To put it in perspective I was more nervous about doing a team building event for 115 guests with Toyota in September 2019. That to me was a challenge that really pushed what we do. To be honest going on the show was a bit of fun and well within our technical know how so I was relaxed about it. Eden does a lot of worrying for me! He’s great at it.
Did we get loads of business from being on TV?
Sort of. Not really in the first instance when the show first aired. We got a handful of enquiries, half asking if we could do kids parties! Unfortunately, ITV didn’t put up our website address or mention that we do team building despite me trying to negotiate that.
But since then going on TV has been, hand down the most prolific single thing people in my network talk to us about! It’s leads to a handful of jobs at friends companies and new customers always want to know what it was like. I’ve no doubt that seeing that we know what we’re doing with all this tech enough for ITV to trust us to run it on Live TV is a massive reassurance!
The actual most amazing thing that happened that day….