When you’re being interviewed live on the radio to promote a BBC event, you expect the people asking the questions to have done their research and know who you are. I was with Richie in the studio at BBC Radio Leicester to cover the interview and get promotional shots for BBC Radio 2 In The Park [at Victoria Park this September].
Poor Richie and I couldn’t understand why, when Zoe Ball announced that they were now going live to Radio Leicester for his interview, that the presenter there kept getting everything wrong – from his name to saying he worked on Dancing on Ice rather than Strictly Come Dancing, and even suggesting he supported the wrong football team – outrageous!
Of course it turned out that Zoe had set him up on purpose to see what he’d do! Luckily the travel news reporter and presenter took it well – I think I was as relieved as Richie to discover the prank!