On Sunday 6th and Monday 8th December of this year, I had the honour to work for the nationally popular television show Britains Got Talent.
This was my first officially job as a television runner and I thought it would be wise of me to tell you about my experience there.
Me and my two friends who I went university with travelled from Stoke to Manchester for this job on a really early Sunday morning. How early? Well, we left at 5am. As we had to be there by 7.30am and wanted to leave as soon as we could.
This was my first time driving to Manchester as well and I have to say it was a lot simpler than I expected. I was on the M6 North for about 40 miles and the M62 for another 12 miles and my hotel was literally just two turns away.
We had arrived and the place was packed with all of the workers. It was really early so I was trying my best to stay awake as I had no sleep that day. The producer introduced us to our jobs and I was assigned as a Caller. Which meant that I had to guide the contestants to their audition rooms.
To put it simply it was a very hard and draining work to commit to, but man was it worth it. It was draining because I had to do a lot of work and lasted for thirteen hours a day. On Sunday, I had no sleep, so it was a massive struggle to keep going and concentrate. Also, I had to stand up for a lot of hours and it was hurting the next day.
It was worth it, because I have the brilliant opportunity to work on a popular television show and would look fantastic on my CV. And the fact I met some incredible people who I would like to refer to as my friends. I hope to expect more jobs in the near future, so here’s to more in 2016.