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An Evening At BBC Television Centre
Competition Winner Meets Dick & Dom
I couldn’t believe it when my mum told me I had won a Comic
Relief competition. I’d won the chance to go to BBC TV Centre
to interview a Comic Relief celebrity. I was so looking forward
On Wednesday 9th March 2005, I set off, along with my mum, to the
BBC, the nerves started to kick in as we were on the train! I had
prepared some questions about Comic Relief but had no idea who I
would be interviewing!
We arrived at the centre just after 5pm and by this time I was
really nervous – butterflies were in my belly! We signed in
and were taken through to a ‘greenroom’ where I was
introduced to some of the production team from In Da Bungalow. I
was told that we were going to watch ‘Dick ‘n’
Dom in da Bungalow’ being filmed and afterwards I would be
interviewing the guys – I couldn’t wait!
Watching Dick ‘n’ Dom was hilarious especially seeing
McFly slide across the floor in the ‘creamy muck muck’.
In fact the whole experience of seeing a programme being broadcast
live was amazing. It was a once in a life time chance and out of
over 500 entries – I was the lucky person picked to witness
After the show had finished, Dick ‘n’ Dom showered
off and then I was introduced to them. They were really friendly
and made me feel comfortable and more relaxed! We sat down and I
asked them my questions.
Hannah: Is this your first year of being involved
with Comic Relief?
Dick: We have done some things in the past but
nothing as big as this year.
Dom: This is our first major year and we are really
enjoying being involved.
Hannah: What inspired you to get involved?
Dick: We were asked! No, it is a great cause and
we want to be part of it.
Hannah: Have you visited any of the countries
that benefit from the work of Comic Relief to gain a first hand
experience of the work?
Dom: We haven’t been anywhere yet but we
hope to soon because this is serious stuff and we would like to
see what a difference the money from the bungalow will make to peoples
Hannah: How much does the work make to the lives
Dom: A massive difference!
Dick: More and more happens in the lives of these
people everyday and the money raised really helps them live their
lives as best as they can.
Hannah: You said you haven’t been to any
of the countries that benefit from the work of Comic Relief yet
but would you like to see what the donations from this year will
be spent on?
Dom: I think that is the plan.
Dick: We should raise about £7000 from doing
the bungalow show and we would love to go and see what difference
Hannah: As well as the projects abroad, are you
following the work of Comic Relief in the UK?
Dick: Yes, and we are also involved with some smaller
Hannah: After the tsunami, do you think people
appreciate the situations of those living in countries all around
Dom: People do realise but there is not enough
time spent on other work that will help improve people’s lives
further. The same things are dealt with and it could make a huge
difference if more things were recognised.
Hannah: Do any of the celebrities get together
outside of Comic Relief to discuss any ideas of what they could
do to raise money?
Dick: I suppose that if you were mates with others
then you would! Like me and Dom would discuss things to do!
Dom: We don’t ‘cause we don’t
have any mates!
Hannah: Do you feel the problems are being resolved
due to the hard work of Comic Relief?
Dom: There is still a long way to go but eventually
things will be so much better.
Hannah: Will you carry on your involvement?
Hannah: Do you like this year’s single by
McFly and will you be buying it?
Dom: Have you got it?
Hannah: Yes I bought it on Monday!
Hannah: Finally, what do you think of the Red
Nose for this year?
Dom: Yeah it’s cool but they need to design
it to stay on your nose
Dick: I think that’s just because we have
Dick ‘n’ Dom were two lovely guys and after seeing
them on ‘Dick ‘n’ Dom in da Bungalow’ you
wouldn’t think they could have been as serious as they were.
They were great fun to interview.
By Hannah Tidman – ‘Budding Journalist’ competition