Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I posted a blog, I’ve been busy promoting the GAR book and Christmas is a busy time for all, anyway, here’s the latest news.

The Mel and Sue afternoon chat show.


Early in December I was contacted by the food producer Glyn Harrison from Princesstv in London asking if I would be interested in appearing on the Mel & Sue show, hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.  I was invited down to Princestv London for a screen test.

When I arrived at the studio I was met by Martha Swales, the food producer on the Mel & Sue show, who made us very welcome, we were given a tour of the set and I was introduced to the kitchen where I cooked  whilst Martha chatted to me about my interests, hobbies, family and the GAR cookbook.

On the sofa chatting to producer Martha Swales.

On the sofa chatting to producer Martha Swales.

The whole interview took about an hour and a half,  I was told that they would let me know in the New Year if I was to be invited to cook and chat on the Mel & Sue show.  We said goodbye and a car arrived courtesy of Princesstv, to take us back to our accommodation.

Early in the New year I received a phone call from Glyn Harrison food producer,  inviting me to appear on the Mel & Sue show, I was thrilled, surprised, very excited and also very nervous.

Just practising my cooking skills in the Mel and Sue kitchen.

Just practising my cooking skills in the Mel and Sue kitchen.

  Many emails and phone calls later I am happy to report    that I will be appearing on the show on Thursday the 22nd January at 4pm -5pm we have decided on a recipe and that I will be cooking on the show for Mel and Sue and celebrity guests Jack Whitehall and his father Michael and Yvette Fielding.

I am very much looking forward to appearing on the show, it’s a live show so anything could happen.

I will let you know how the day went in my next post.



Wish me luck,                     

Patricia Matthews.