Well, the day arrived at last, Sunday 30th November 2014 ! Such excitement as I thought ‘Am I going to be on ?’ Wow to be on a programme with Donny, felt like a dream. But yes it was all real ! The programme started, I was so excited but thoughts of anticipation running through me, will they, won’t they! Lots of great footage was shown from the early days of the Osmonds, visiting the UK & Heathrow incident with the wall collapsing due to so many fans waiting for their arrival ! Donny spoke about his life, his faith, it was a honest, loving interview (had a little cry !) also appearing was Marie, Roger Holt – Record Producer, David Hughes – Press Officer, Tony Prince – DJ and of course Maureen – Fan Club Manager/Secretary, all giving great stories from way back, all so interesting to listen to. Then around 29 mins+ I was on, so hard to see yourself on TV ! Do I really sound like that, hehe! I appeared a few more times, the funniest clip was about ‘7UP’ cans & how I used to collect them & put them on my bedroom window sill after drinking them of course, oh dear !! Had to do it way back then, the Osmonds drank it !!! It was a fantastic experience, would I do it again, a BIG YES as any opportunity to talk about Donny & my experiences is always the best time ever, ‘as he makes me go all funny !!‘ xx Watch Donny’s Interview with Fern and ENJOY! CLICK HERE TO WATCH PROG:- https://youtu.be/jC7yZajxz6o 321,000 views – put on YouTube by TERRI WILSON ) Goodnight Everybody xx @donnyosmond @fern_britton @tinamckenzie donny.com 🎶🎼
It all started with facebook & a ‘friend request’ came through, I accepted & then a message came through from the BBC. They were researching for a programme for Donny’s 50th Year in the Business and he was to be interviewed by Fern Britton for BBC ‘FernBrittonMeets’ to be aired Sun 30th November 10am,
they had seen that I was ‘Fan of the Month’ back in 1976 in Osmonds’ World magazine, I had blogged it ! Click here to read all about it, Wow, a long time ago but still great memories.
They asked if we could speak together which was great as anything about Donny was fine with me ! We spoke next day, I was asked a few questions & then asked if I would want to speak on camera, of course, to be on Donny’s special programme, I’m thrilled to be involved. I was so excited, jumped for joy when told the girls at work, I was going to be interviewed & (hopefully) be on Donny’s programme ! I must admit I had visions of being in the room with Donny when Fern interviewed him, I can dream eh !! but the BBC came to me, which was still exciting !
I had a great time with the interview, very nervous & was lost for words (literally) on a few questions, also read some of my Diary from ‘1977 Fan Club Wondertour to USA’ which has great detail of each day especially meeting Donny for the first time at KTLA Studios watching ‘Donny & Marie Show’ (Day 5 Blog, when writing this blog I had to shorten the days’ experience as it goes into pages & pages ! ) Please see my other ‘Diary’ Blog pages and other Osmond experiences after reading this xx
First page of my Diary
Front cover of my Diary
Back cover of my Diary
Meeting Donny for first time up close on coach !
Loved talking about all the memories & so glad I wrote that diary as I wouldn’t remember such detail today !
Fern kindly gave me these words about her interview with Donny ” he was very funny, enjoyed the biscuits that were on offer, was totally focused and generous with his time ! A great interview ”
Thanks Fern x
💜HAPPY 50th YEAR in the Business Donny💜xx
Enjoy the programme everyone, hopefully I’m included ! Read my next blog to see ! 💋👍xxx
Goodnight Everybody xx
@donnyosmond @tinamckenzie @fern_britton donny.com