RE: We have a hero!
Hello All, Spencer here from Swansea Scrutiny Team
Hero??? Thats very kind, however all I did was fall off things (a lot) get battered black and blue and utterly terrified in front of camera!! all in exchange for a free week of partying in Buenos Aries.
When they asked me about being a Scrutiny Officer I could tell they didn't understand the subtle intricacies of the role by the glazed looks and disinterested fidgeting, but at least they kept a reference to it in the programme.
They werent kind enough to give me a helmet until the sweeper round, so perhaps they thought the fall from the balls would knock some sense into me, plus I decided not to opt for lycra, its a family show after all and my legs are bad enough as it is, skin tight apparel on my massive frame would have put many off their tea, so I stuck with a traditional Welsh green and red shorts & t-shirt combo!!
Although a certain amount of lost dignity is inevitable I like to think that considering Im in my 40's and had a lot of me to drag round the course (im 6'4'') finishing in under 3 minutes was quite an achievement (even though I couldn't talk legibly for and hour after it) as for the Sweeper the least said about that the better, i didnt enjoy that at all, much too scary!
All in all, I like to think I did my bit to publicise the essential role of Scrutiny in all walks of life, cheers!
If any anyone wants a link to apply for the next series let me know, it would be a shame to loose the momentum now they know we exist!