Last month I travelled to Sydney for the record-setting auction of the NSW number plate ‘4’.
I was quoted in a Fairfax piece about the auction, which I thought was pretty cool.
The auction went brilliantly, and a record was indeed set, with the plate selling for $2.45 million under the hammer.
The next day I was on my way to the airport with my wife, when I received a message via Facebook from a producer at The Project. She wanted to have a chat about the auction.
So I called her from the airport, and she asked what I was half expecting (and dreading!) – would I be happy to appear on the show tonight?
Appearing on a TV show like The Project is so far out of my comfort zone, but sometimes you just have to say yes and go for it.
After landing back in Brisbane I had to head straight up to the Ten studios on Mount Coot-tha, where the interview was recorded around an hour before it went to air.
I made it back home in time to watch it with the family, and to be honest it was pretty cringeworthy!
That’s not necessarily because of how I performed, but because of the stupid questions the panel asked and the way it was edited together.
I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything different, but the whole piece was more about taking my wife to a number plate auction rather than anything to do with the auction itself.
They seemed pretty unimpressed that I’d drag my wife along, but you know, I don’t think she minded a few days in Sydney…
Overall it was a great experience, but I’d have to think pretty hard before agreeing to appear on that show again.
Here’s the video. My part starts around the two minute mark.