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Well... it's been a few weeks since my house became a TV set, but it still crosses my mind a few times a day! 'I'M GONNA BE ON TV!!' that thought drives me crazy sometimes, I actually cringe when I think about watching myself when it comes on! I don't regret it though...yet!! : )
I applied in November 2010, I saw it on ITV's website after applying for 'Take me out' (that was unsuccessful!). At the time, I had only seen Dinner Date once, so thought that the girl was always the one visiting guy's houses for dates - I later learnt otherwise!!
I received a call from Hat Trick (production company for Dinner Date) ON MY 25th BIRTHDAY - 24th Jan 2011. The guy I spoke to said that my application was one of the best he had seen and we had a phone interview. I talked his ear off and joked around so knew it went well! I found out I may be a 'host' on the show which would mean I would have to cook for a guy (aaaah!) I was apprehensive but thought, lets just keep going and see what happens!!
On camera interview:
OMG! I had gotten to the next stage and they wanted to come to my house, with a CAMERA!! Apparently this was to show the producers when picking the applicants. I was sooo scared!! It was all becoming real! They came over on the 2nd February in the evening and it lasted about an hour.
|the little camera he brought|
The guy asked me loads of questions about relationships, food etc. and afterwards said I did great! So then I waited...
OF COURSE I DID!!
I received a call a couple of weeks later saying I had been successful and that I was going to be a host (gonna have to cook!), and that they would be filming w/c 7th March! I was actually pissed off coz that gave me TWO WEEKS NOTICE! I had sooooo much to do! I straight away booked 3 days off work, and planned how I was going to get ready to cook a 3 course meal for a stranger in TWO WEEKS TIME!!!
So.. to name a few, I had to practise cooking (my lucky house-mates got to be critics),
|here's me practising my chicken on the weekend before filming|
Here are a FEW (and I mean just a few) of the contenders:
|I really liked this one, but I wasn't meant to wear all black|
|this I liked also, but I already wanted to wear a pair of black shoes; they|
wouldn't have went obviously
|Really liked this one, but it wouldn't fit me properly!|
|the final choice in my kitchen :)|
My dining room had to be TRANSFORMED!
This is my mum helping me clean the night before!
|that table wasn't even there before - had to buy it!|
LOVE MY MUMMY!