I did it! I went on The Wright Stuff! A show I’ve watched since it started way back when almost every day, and I’ve been in it! OK Mik, calm down dear. In fact way back when the show first stated I was in talks to come on, but as I was very ill with an undiagnosed spinal injury at the time so couldn’t make it. Since then I have watched jealously as different people appeared on the show, but now I am one of those faces who got the chance to air their views on the news of the day!
It went really well and allowed me to explain both my views on many of the issues facing disabled people today but highlight the Scope campaign End The Awkward, which I have written several blogs for and appeared in a couple of short films. More than that, I then proved that disabled people are more than their disability by having opinions on other subjects! Yes, I know.
It was real honour to appear on the show, especially with the panel of the amazing columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and poet Murray Lachlan-Young, who I worked with oh so long ago on Wham, Bam, Strawberry Jam. Matthew Wright is such a professional, as he was fighting a real pig of a cold, and he was a real joy to work with. Watching him work makes it look easy, but trust me his job is one of the hardest in TV. Live, every day, chatting with the public? All he needs is a load of kids and animals to put the cherry on the tough job cake. Of course I’d love to give it a try, hint hint! (If you ever need a stand, or sit, in Matthew I’m in!)
You can watch the show until Monday on Demand 5 here, with a little taster clip being found here
All I hope now is that they ask me back. Hint, hint… again!
Daniela Sereno-Spicer says
It was great to see you on The Wright Stuff this week. You put your opinions (and mine!) across well and it is always so refreshing to see someone put the case for people with disabilities out there. I have lots of anecdotes, as we all do, and I believe it really is down to the individual’s attitude (disabled and able bodied) to others that makes the difference. Understanding is the key on both sides.
Brilliant Wright Stuff show – you were fantastic! Thanks and all the best!
Katie Fraser says
You rocked on The Wright Stuff as I told you on Twitter! You certainly ranted a lot and showed them how to listen to a pro!!!!! Matthew’s lovely! Maybe they need you back!
Proud of you!