Buzzing with excitement about the next TV Sewing Bee

Christiane Berridge

Christiane Berridge

Monday, August 12, 2013

Oooh, I have insider information! I went to a tango 'milonga' on saturday night (that's an evening of Argentine tango, a dance that I have been doing for the last four years or so), to be greeted by a TV film crew!

Sadly I was not the subject for their footage, but merely background material. They were there to take some film footage of one of the other dancers, a lovely chap, who is going to be one of the new contestants in the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee! The film crew had been with him all day (he said it was exhausting - and he'd been in five different outfits already - for the milonga he was sporting a beautiful floral shirt, made by himself of course). 

The crew wanted to capture him at a tango workshop - which we (the six or so couples who'd arrived early) had to mock up the class. The focus was on our talented chappie while we had to ignore the camera, specifcally being asked not to look directly into the lense! But merely follow Frank and Alison's (the milonga's hosts) instructions. Once the TV crew had left we could get on and dance our beautiful tango without worrying where to look! But it was quietly exciting I must admit.

Of course in reality the hour's filming will only result in a snippet of tango come the actual episode. Will I catch a glimpse of myself? I can't wait to see when The Great British Sewing Bee returns for a six part series on BBC 2 in 2014.

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