As I sat in the reception area waiting to go up to the studio there was an unexpected incident. Suddenly 30 young people rushed into the building, jumped over the security barriers, pushed past the surprised security guards, unfurled some banners and started some very loud chanting. It was a protest about recent events in Turkey and why the British media were failing to cover it. All was chaos for a few minutes before several police vans turned up to restore order. The demonstration was very well mannered and there was no trouble meaning, luckily, that my audition was still able to go ahead.
I spent 20 minutes answering various questions while being filmed and even added in a bit of magic at the end. The final decision on whether I appear on the show will be made in a week or two and filming is scheduled for the first week of November. Fingers crossed!
On the way out of the building afterwards I had to avoid the continuing demo and this meant using the back stairs and walking past the sets used for ITV's Daybreak and Lorraine morning shows! Unfortunately no stars were about but it was a very interesting day and hopefully I'll be a guest at the Devil's Dinner Party soon.