Even talented, professional TV presenters get star struck.
When I got into the BBC, but before I started in telly, I used to spend every other Saturday morning answering the telephones on the live Saturday morning kids TV show Live and Kicking. I did this extra work to give me more opportunities to see how Children’s television programmes were made.
During this time I got to know Phillip Scofield quite well. We used to chat some mornings. I’m not sure why he decided to chat with me, maybe it was because I was one of the few male telephonists, or maybe it was because he was just a lovely guy and wanted to connect with everyone working on the programme, including us lowly telephone answering individuals… I think it was both actually.
Now Phillip was quite a celebrity, he had launched the Broom Cupboard and was now a rising star in BBC Children’s, but on one Saturday morning I saw Phillip being totally and utterly Star Struck.
Celebrities are people too, and even them get star struck. Treat people as you see them and you can’t go wrong