I’m having a great week. Feeling grateful that my kids are better after 10 days of sickness, enjoying spending time with them in the school holidays and work is firing me up in a good way. How’s your week going?
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So my week…….
I’ve been gearing up for the second season of Mamamia TV on Sky News and I’ll be honest with you here, I’ve been a bit…uncertain about it. The format we gave a whirl the first time – me and three guests sitting in a line on the Sky News set – just didn’t work for me.
I thought I’d love it and I hoped I’d be great at it but I didn’t and I wasn’t!
I wasn’t good at all those linking bits (so clunky) and I found it a bit too newsy, not intimate enough to embody Mamamia and what we do around here.
Sky News have been fantastic and very keen to work with us to find the right format. And this week, I think we have found it.
I got busy with iMovie and made a little sizzle reel – a mash up of a bunch of different interviews I’d done with various people – funny, sad, political, girly…..lots of light and shade which to me, is what Mamamia is all about.
I showed this (a bit shyly) to Sky News and they loved it and got it and came back to me with some great ideas for the new format of the show.
I’m going to do one interview per show and we’re going to have some behind-the-scenes footage of Mamamia and what goes on in the office during our often bizarre editorial meetings.
There will also be some panel stuff but not sitting in a line like on a bus, actually sitting around a table. No doubt eating some sugary baked good and drinking tea. Because come on, I’m involved and I can’t do anything without tea.