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Students attend Channel 5's 'The Wright Stuff'
SOUTH Cheshire College Media students played a key role in a Channel 5 daytime TV show during a visit to London.
The Creative Media Production BTEC Level 3 group made up part of the audience during filming for an episode of The Wright Stuff.
Fifteen students were also given a behind-the-scenes tour of the studio and met programme host Matthew Wright for a question and answer session.
Media groups have taken part in the trip since 2007, which gives them the chance to see how a live show is filmed and how a TV studio operates.
The Wright Stuff is filmed at the Princess Productions Studio in Queensway which has also been used to film many other popular British TV programmes.
The programme is a live phone-in show but students were able to pitch in live on air with questions of their own when the calls dried up.
They also met and chatted to guests who appeared on the show including Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson and author Anthony Horowitz.
During the question and answer session, host Matthew Wright gave students an insight into his career and how he started out in journalism and media before becoming a TV presenter.
He also talked about the ups and downs of current affairs today and gave students the chance to have their say.
Media lecturers Iain Fox and Linda Buchanan supported students during their visit to the capital.
Iain Fox said: “This is a trip that we have run for a number of years now and it was a great chance for students to see a live show, which is an established programme on the Channel 5 rota, in the making.
“Students had a wonderful day and all The Wright Stuff team, from producers cameramen and sound crew down to the host Matthew, were fantastic with them.
“The group learned such a lot during the day and found it all a fascinating experience which will help them with their studies.”
- For more information about media courses at South Cheshire College, call 01270 654654 or visit s-cheshire.ac.uk