I have recently had my mum staying with me, which has been so lovely, and we have managed to fit in many fun things. One of those was something Mum had been wanting to do for a while, and that was to go into Channel 10 studios and watch the television program, The Circle, being filmed live. I had been once before with my friend, Shan, so I knew what to expect. But Mum was like a deer in the headlights, and I thoroughly enjoyed attending with her and my beautiful sister-in-law, Alley.
As a live audience you are told to pretty much keep quiet, clap for most of the intros and outros, and laugh when something is funny – pretty easy really. I spent most of my time there watching the film crew work their magic as the people behind the camera work very hard to make the people in front of the camera look good.
Yumi Stynes (oh so controversial –ooohh!), Colin Lane (love him), Felicity Ward (A Comedian and very funny lady) and Colette Mann (not my favourite ‘talent’ in the world) were the presenters for the day. They pack a lot into each daily episode, including a lady talking about being a Nanna (perfect for my mum) and a visit to the Springhill Farm farm where they made gluten-free hot cross buns and gave us a freebie bag of gluten-free baking and baked goods to take away – woo hoo (watch this space for the hot cross bun bake segment). There was also a Colombian dancing couple who are in the Guinness World Records for the most dance spins in one minute. The chef of the day was Matt Wilkinson, who recently released a vegetable cookbook, and he cooked a Zucchini-wrapped John Dory. Being the day before the Easter break, we also got some yummy Lindt chocolate Easter bunnies (which I won’t be eating, sadly) and a mouse-pad with The Circle on it, in the shape of a circle (which I am currently using).
The highlight for me was when Yumi came over to us in the audience and I had a little chat with her. She was really friendly and easy to chat to…felt like we were old mates – ha!
Photos taken from the Circle Facebook Site
Have you ever been to the filming of a TV show? Or do you watch the Circle? What did you think?