My Ejector Seat experience!

So…did you see me on telly today? If you missed me on Ejector Seat, you can catch it for the next month on ITV Player (it’s episode 10).

SPOILER ALERT! Although I didn’t win any cash on the show, it was excellent fun and one of the best game shows I’ve recorded. The team looked after us and made us feel at ease, and Andi Peters hasn’t aged a day since his time in the Broom Cupboard. He spent time chatting with the contestants in the Green Room and was genuinely interested in our bizarre hobbies – absolutely charming. We didn’t get to go on set until the actual filming took place, so everything was a big surprise. The set was fabulous – all flashing Tron-style lighting, loud noises and a big important panic button on the arm of the seat. I wish we’d been allowed to take photos!

Di Coke is ejected

The questions were actually pretty easy – but the pressure of the chair moving means it’s very hard to think straight. I had a 4 hour train delay the night before the show, arriving at my hotel at 3am – and had seriously overdosed on coffee before filming. My buzzer reaction speed was oh so slow! If only all the questions had been about Girls Aloud and Facebook, I could have been a winner… (well, maybe not!)

A few people have asked me about the ejector seats themselves. They were really comfortable and soft, and had speakers either side of your head so you could hear Andi easily. The chair moving backwards was a rather odd experience, as you couldn’t work out how far you had to go. You don’t actually get tipped right out of the chairs, they flip backwards 90 degrees but are so padded it’s just like being in a comfy bed. You need to stay there looking at the ceiling until Andi has finished recording his piece to camera, so some people were in there for a good few minutes waving their legs in the air before being rescued. In fact, when poor Pat had her surprise ejection from the line-up, there was an audible gasp of horror from the small studio audience as she lay there for some time before being collected! And absolutely NO SKIRTS ALLOWED ladies – sorry!

Oh, and in case you’re intrigued by the banana story I told Andi – here’s the competition entry I was talking about!


If you’re tempted to apply for a TV game show after seeing me on the box, check out my top tips here. Shows currently recruiting include The Million Pound Drop (apply before 30 May 2014) and a new show called Two Tribes (apply before 22 May 2014). Good luck!

13 Responses

  1. Have just enjoyed the programme – very proud of you! So good to know Andi Peters is a good guy in the green room too – makes all the difference. Great to see you on the telly and looking so glam too, plus that banana clip is priceless! x

  2. Lyndsay says:

    Hahah! the clip is hilarious! Glad you had a good time Di, looks like a lot of fun 🙂

  3. emmasfabulous says:

    Glad you had a great time, you looked fab too. Love the banana vid, hope you can use it again! xx

  4. rebecca beesley says:

    Sounds like such a fun experience! Don’t think i’d ever want to do a game show – though having said that the kids put my husband up to applying for Total Wipeout and he got right to the final stage of auditions! That in itself was an experience – so I don’t think he’ll be applying for any gameshows either. xxx

  5. Kellie Faggle says:

    Loved you on the show Di-& your skin looked sooooo fresh and smooth.

    Out of interest what did you win for the banana shoot?!

  6. nicola robson says:

    I have to say Di, loved it, didn’t realise it was you to be fair, you looked lovely. well done, good fun xx

  7. Stevie says:

    No, looks fun though. did you get a win?

  8. debbie creasey says:

    I watched it, had set tv to remind so I wouldn’t miss you, then when it came on I was shouting you the answers lol
    glad you had a lovely time, and by the way you looked fab in your Pink top xx

  9. cherylp59 says:

    That’s hilarious, what a fab experience !!

  10. oh that’s so cool Di. Even if you didn’t win anything, it sounds like a really fun experience, and those are worth their weight in gold.

    • I always love doing the gameshows and daft YouTube videos – my family think it’s the best thing ever. It’s always good to make people smile, and a great story to tell people when I’m old and grey! 😀

  11. Suzanne Heath says:

    I watched the show last night Di, never seen it before, but it did look like good fun and more relaxed than some of the other quiz shows. I can totally imagine that ‘being on the move’ throws all sorts of spanners at your thinking process, doubt I would even be able to answer my own name at that stage! You looked lovely in that pink shirt and a big, beaming smile as you were flung off the chair – which I would imagine is quite scary if they don’t let you have a practice run!

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