A TV Offer!


I received a message via my Facebook page last week.

‘Have you got married yet.’

I didn’t recognise the name, so I simply responded with the fact that I hadn’t and that the wedding is in October. After a quick conversation it became apparent that the person messaging me worked for a TV production company that were creating a programme for a main channel here in the UK about different weddings. Turns out, she found out that I was getting married through my blog and we had a lovely chat about our current stages in our wedding planning, as she is getting married a few weeks before me.

I couldn’t do the programme – they needed people who were getting married before March – and because of the fact that The Bloke works in a school and I still work in schools on a supply (locum) basis, it probably wouldn’t have been a good idea anyway (the education system is notorious for not allowing their staff to have any sort of public life outside of the profession).

This is the second time I’ve been approached about doing something on TV because of the blog. Last year, I was messaged by the producer of This Morning, a daytime magazine-type show here in the UK, who had seen my post about quitting my job and wanted me to come on to discuss it. Unfortunately, they wanted me to take the angle of it being naughty and unruly kids as the reason why I left, which isn’t true, so I declined.

Still, it’s still a pretty fantastic (if a bit mind-boggling) reminder that people outside of the blogging community actually read my posts…

Now, I wonder what I have to do to get a TV programme with Dolph Lundgren?

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70 thoughts on “A TV Offer!

  1. About the show about leaving teaching: You didn’t have the answer they wanted, so they didn’t want you. And in this way is our image of the world we live in constructed. Start with question, provide the answers, then find the person to deliver them. Ignore everything and everyone else.

      • Suzie, I just welled up with tears reading your post. It sounds like me. This is my 6th year teaching, and I am just burnt out. So much of the joy I found in teaching at the beginning of my career (which was not so long ago) is gone. So much of what you wrote rings true with me– from the expectations of a teacher, to the apathy of students, to the emotions I’m experiencing. I’ve been struggling and having so much anxiety about the fact that all I ever wanted was to be a teacher, but what I do now? It doesn’t make me happy. I am not consistently happy in my job. And it’s not what I expected for my life. I’m coming to terms with the idea of leaving and finding something different, but it’s definitely a roller-coaster of emotions.

  2. That’s fantastic, Suzie! It’s a wonderful feeling to know that your blog is reaching people all over the globe. (If you ever get a call to be an extra on Game of Thrones then give me a shout!! 😜)

  3. I know you’re flattered, Suzie, and well you should be, but you might have found the attention more than you’d want to deal with. Just imagine being up in front of all the parents on back to school night, or whatever they call it in Britain – now multiply by several million viewers, all of them screaming at you. Enjoy the privacy of your wedding when it happens.

  4. That’s awesome! Love your blog! I could only dream about one day being contacted by a TV travel program. That is our ultimate goal and we will work as hard as possible to achieve it! Best of luck with everything Suzie! 😊

  5. Wow, thats quiet impressive being contacted by This Morning. Fair play to saying no and no doubt there will be several other tv opportunities in the near future, Chloe.

  6. Wow that sounds amazing! I for one, though, would want to keep my wedding private; I’m a bit of a control freak and I just know the cameras would want me to do something differently!

  7. Once again, you’re my hero, Suzie.
    The only way I’m ever getting on TV is to be part of one of those news pieces that ends with, “Before turning the gun on himself…”

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