It’s the “Hunt the Ant & Dec” show!

Everything but the crowd. And Ant and Dec!
Everything but the crowd. And Ant and Dec!

Two top trials riders Dougie Lampkin and Jack Sheppard were hired to race against each other on an obstacle course for Ant & Dec’s TV show “Red or Black”. With Dougie being a Red Bull sponsored rider, I was hired to shoot shots for them. Talk of a great pics of a huge TV audience inside the massive, purpose-built set, Ant and Dec talking to the riders – that sort of thing. All good so far.

Credentials granted, I arrived at the famous Elstree studios where George Lucas filmed Star Wars, right next to the Big Brother house.┬áThen I was told I could only shoot during rehearsals – so no audience – only from a balcony, and certainly no shots of Ant or Dec or else I’d get thrown out. They were serious, too! Checking my LCD screen to make sure I wasn’t shooting the Geordie duo. You win some, you lose some…

But it was nice to get shots of motorcyclists getting make-up done before they were due to ride. A new experience!



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