I made my television debut on Monday when the Real Rescues programme I was filmed for around a month ago was aired on BBC1.
I had actually forgotten the programme was due to be on television but thanks to a text from my boyfriend saying he had just spotted me on TV, I was able to catch it on iPlayer.
The first episode of 20 in the series, the programme follows Nick Knowles as he presents events from the day-to-day work of the emergency services.
My starring moment came when the producers spotted the short film I had made of the rescue of a muntjac deer (affectionately known as Millie in the office) which had become trapped in the Inner Purfleet next to my office. The Lynn News staff reported it to the RSPCA and fire services and watched on as the combined forces to rescue the animal and release it safely without injury.
I was asked to appear in the programme as the person who filmed the footage used and was told that they thought my footage was excellent for being filmed on a mobile phone. I was interviewed outside the offices where the rescue had taken place and was told by the cameraman that I was excellent on camera – a natural – and that I should consider a career in television which I was quite excited by.
It’s not something I had thought about in detail before now but is definitely something I would consider in future when my training is complete. It was quite exciting being interviewed for television and I am really pleased with how well I came across and how good my voice sounded (my voice is a personal peeve of mine when recorded – I hate how high-pitched I can sound!).
To watch my appearance, click here, or on the picture above and fast forward to 29 minutes into the programme.