Thursday, March 28, 2013

Behind the scenes - Steven & Chris Show

Arrived! In Lobby
Signing in at Security Desk
Escorted up to the green room
Deciding if I should wear the scarf
Scarf with hair down?
The look: Scarf with hair back
Makeup done!
Escorted to my seat in the audience
The set
Me & Liz with Steven & Chris
Getting mic'd
In the audience
In the audience
Afterwards, during commercial break, telling the audience about the blog!

Last Tuesday, my friend Liz joined me at CBC studios. We were part of the audience for the Steven & Chris show.  I watched my my home tour segment for the first time and immediately answered two questions from Steven & Chris.

The show will be aired this Monday, April 1

It was a great experience! Terrifying and, well,........... humbling!

I was humbled by my inability to say lines into a camera!* The producer and cameraman assured me that 3,086 takes for each sentence was normal. I wanted to get it done, and, of course, I wanted to do well! OK, maybe I was secretly hoping to become a star! Perhaps, I thought, I have a hidden talent that will shine through! Nope. I suck at reciting lines into a camera! I forgot to blink. I couldn't remember my lines AND remember to blink. I talk through my nose.** 

Also, my hair.  What was up?

Anyways, I had fun! It was a thrill! I have a new appreciation for how much work goes on behind the scenes in order to create a TV program. I had no idea how organized things are. Or how much support and kindness was involved. Yes, kindness! They all wanted to see me succeed! 

Please tune in on Monday (or set your PVR) for the Steven & Chris show! I will be up after the first commercial break!

I will provide a link to the show when it is available online, in case you miss it Monday!

I hope you all get a chance to watch!!

*I know I am not good at everything. Let's just say I have a healthy ego, and it was knocked down a notch or two!
**I did ok. They make it impossible to embarrass yourself! They coax the very best out of you! Whether it comes naturally, or not!


  1. You look gorgeous! Can't wait to see it!

  2. This is totally awesome, Shannon! What an opportunity! You look amazing!

  3. So fun! I love the scarf - it is so bright and cheery.

  4. I love your scarf Shannon. Where did you find it?

  5. Congrats! I dvr the show every day so I'll be sure to watch. Looks like you got the star treatment. When I was on, I didn't have makeup done or go to the green room. :( And good call on the hair and scarf - you look adorable!

  6. Not sure where my comment went. So I apologize if it is here twice. Congrats! I'll be watching on Monday!

  7. Yay! That's fabulous! You look so composed in the pics... I would have been a bright red ball of nerves!!

  8. oh my word, I would have been insanely nervous if I were you-- but what a cool opportunity! Definitely looking forward to watching that clip!

  9. So awesome - congrats! I'm glad you went with the scarf. Lots of colour in that audience!

  10. Zara!
    Zara has some amazing scarves right now! Run!

  11. Hey Shannon! The show is posted on their site! Great job! I thought your spoken stuff was great! The house looked gorgeous as usual! :)


  12. Thanks for letting me know it was up! I just posted it on the blog!!
    Thanks Kathryn!

  13. darn I just see this now! what fun and I've missed today's segment!!! congrats on the house tour and hey, maybe a style at home shoot happening right around the corner now!

    you outfit and hair looks great! now where was my makeup artist when I was there for my house!!