It was great to be back on The One Show last night – and to meet the new presenters, Jason and Alex, who were really friendly and seemed to have taken over from Adrian and Christine very well indeed. Alex seems to be quite similar to Christine in how she comes across (which is no bad thing!) and James is like a less grumpy and more cheerful version of Adrian! Although I thought Adrian was great when he was on the show, I can appreciate now that he was a bit difficult and I know from talking to the production team that he wasn’t always the easiest person to work with! Jason seems to be much more relaxed which makes the whole athmostphere in the studio better and more enjoyable.
As well as meeting Jason and Alex for the first time it was also really interesting to meet Deborah Meaden and James Caan from Dragon’s Den who were on the show. I already knew Deborah slightly as she’s supported my Campaign for Real Pet Food, but it was great to finally meet her in person as she’s such a passionate pet and animal lover. We had a good chat in the make up room about the horrors of sheep farming in Australia where they routinely cut the skin off the back end to prevent fly strike, which is something she is campaigning against.
All in all it was a great show and although my piece on fleas at the end was a bit rushed I hope I managed to get across all the main points! If you missed the show or want to watch it again, you can do so on the i-Player at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tmtjv/The_One_Show_31_08_2010/