Jo Wood The TV That Made Me


Jo Wood

Celebrities choose the TV moments that have shaped their lives. Brian Conley takes Strictly Come Dancing star Jo Wood on a trip down memory lane.


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Telly - that magic box in the corner.

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It gives us access to a million different worlds

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all from the comfort of our sofa.

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In this series, I'm going to journey through the fantastic

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world of TV with some of our favourite celebrities.

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'They've chosen the precious TV moments that shed light...'

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-Love this.

-She's beaten the panel.

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Look at that.

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'..on the stories of their lives.'

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Go on, champion. Go on, champion.

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It's like argh, urgh.

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'Some are funny...'

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Oh, quite amazing, unbelievable.

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No, no, no, Christina.

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'..some are surprising...'

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Paddington Bear.

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'..some are inspiring...'

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That's what kids should be doing now.

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A ten pence piece on a table with a bit of sticky tape.

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Look at that, stonking.

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'And many...'

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Some turtles capsize.

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'..are deeply moving.'

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I knew that we were in the presence of history.

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I'm crying, I actually broke down into tears after that.

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'So come watch with us, as we hand-pick the vintage telly

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'that helped turn our much-loved stars

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'into the people they are today.'

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Welcome to The TV That Made Me.

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My guest today has done it all.

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She's been an international model, a best selling author,

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a fashion designer and she even dances a mean tango.

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Some people, let's be honest, are just too talented.

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Oh, yes, today, the fabulous Jo Wood is joining me on my couch.

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And the TV that made her includes the woman who gave Britain

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the prawn cocktail...

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Which are made with a rather special kind of custard.

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..a few members of rock royalty on Top Of The Pops...

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# Wake up, Maggie

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# I think I got something to say to you... #

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..and one of Britain's best-loved funnymen.

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The other night I got mugged by a nun.

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LAUGHTER

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The one and only Jo Wood.

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-Jo.

-Nice to be here.

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Are you excited about looking back on your past, your TV memories?

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Yeah, I really am, actually.

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Because it's not until you start thinking about it that you realise,

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"Oh, gosh, there's been a whole lot of TV."

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Well, today is...

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I mean, we've put together a selection of TV classics that

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you've chosen that put you on the path to who you are today.

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And we're going to start at the beginning,

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we're going to rewind the clock and go back to a very early Jo Wood.

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'In 1955, the year after rationing ended, Josephine Karslake,

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'AKA Jo Wood, was born.

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'She spent her early years in a redbrick council house in Basildon, Essex.

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'One of four children, she came from a creative family -

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'her father was an architectural model maker while her mum,

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'originally from South Africa, was both a doll maker and an Avon lady.

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'So perhaps it's no surprise she would grow up to have an

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'extraordinary life full of music and creativity.'

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How does it feel when you look back on those early years?

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It just seems like yesterday, really.

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Time goes so quickly.

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You look back and you see all those pictures.

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And you know, I remember some so clearly, especially the kids' ones,

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having that picture taken.

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Now, we're going to go onto your first choice now,

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which is your mum's choice.

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Yeah.

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Because your mum religiously used to watch this every week.

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I mean, my dad loved it as well, but mum loved, loved to watch her.

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-Shall we put people out of their misery?

-Yeah.

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We're taking you back to 1966 and this is Fanny Cradock.

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Here she is.

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Adventurous cooking - cakes and puddings.

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So many people come back from holidays abroad with

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an absolute longing to make the delicious cakes and pastries...

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Fanny Cradock first arrived on our screens in 1955 and,

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being nothing short of fabulous, she soon became a regular fixture.

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You could build a whole programme around this particular basic.

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And she's got loads of make-up on.

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Amongst Fanny's other trademarks were her glitzy ballgowns.

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Not to mention the fact she often gave her recipes, some of which

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haven't quite passed the test of time,

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a fancy French name.

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I get the rest of the job over as quickly as possible

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with my old friend, the electric mixer.

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Yes, this was the TV cook who first brought us

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a touch of glamour into our kitchens.

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Get it beaten down and then I say,

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"Simon, will you please bring me half a pint of milk?"

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I mean, she really did revolutionise.

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I mean, she introduced to the nation a prawn cocktail.

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Did she?

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Yeah, that was all...

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Oh, my God. And I remember...

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I was going to go, "That's all Fanny's idea,"

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but I don't know if I can say that.

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You know?

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Well, I remember having a prawn cocktail back at home many

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years ago because my mum, being from South Africa,

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she loved exotic fruits.

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'One of the biggest influences

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'in Jo's life was the fact that her mum Rachel was from South Africa.

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'Rachel was of mixed race and came to Britain aged just 17 to

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'escape the racism she'd experienced at home.'

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Do you think that is why she wanted to leave South Africa?

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Yes, I know it's why she wanted to leave, because of the things

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like, you could go on a black bus, a coloured bus or

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a white bus, and she was only allowed on the coloured buses.

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And she thought that all that was so awful and when her sister went

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to England in the early '50s, I suppose,

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all she wanted to do was go

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and be in a country where you weren't judged like that.

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-And she found that here?

-She found that here, yeah.

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Was it a real culture shock when she first got here?

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Yes, it really was.

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So, in those early days, growing up,

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that first decade, what was your lounge like?

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We had one of those chairs there, those bucket chairs.

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We had this mat, we actually had this very same mat.

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-We've made an effort, you know.

-You have.

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And we had a rubber plant like that.

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-Is that what they're called - rubber plants?

-A rubber plant, yeah.

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But she did try and make our home a bit South African.

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We actually had a big one of those on the wall.

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A big one of them. There you go. We've made an effort, ladies and gentlemen.

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And you know, I didn't really realise that my mother

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was from a country so far away.

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And is it true your dad made a cabinet for the telly?

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-That was the first telly.

-Oh, right.

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The black-and-white telly.

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It was a wooden cabinet and it had a red curtain, and so you'd put...

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I love it, Jo.

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No, but the telly stood on top of the cabinet

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and underneath you'd open the curtain and you could store stuff.

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Oh, fair enough. I thought you meant you had a little curtain for the telly.

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Like at night, you'd just, let's just...

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-That would have been a good idea.

-Mum and Dad could get a bit passionate,

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"Let's just pull the curtains on the telly, they might be looking at us."

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He might have made it for that, but it didn't fit in,

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so they had to put it on the top.

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I don't know, I'm only guessing that.

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Was your father passionate about telly, did he love his telly?

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Yes, he did love his telly.

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Especially, you know, we were one of the first people in the area to get the colour TV.

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Jo, we're going to show you something now

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-that I hope doesn't frighten you too much.

-OK.

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It's The Prisoner.

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Oh, my God.

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I am not a number, I am a free man.

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-Oh, he was so handsome, wasn't he?

-Yeah.

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He could have been James Bond, couldn't he?

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Well, you would've liked to have been James Bond, yeah.

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'Although today both Patrick McGoohan and

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'The Prisoner have cult status,

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'when the programme first screened in 1967,

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many viewers were left just scratching their heads.

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'In broad strokes, this was the story of a spy who resigns,

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'is abducted and then finds himself in a strange village

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'where everyone has a number instead of a name.'

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BELL RINGING

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Did you understand it, though?

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Yeah, I couldn't understand how he really couldn't get out.

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I mean, it would set my mind going to making plans

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on how I would get out of there.

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Oh, really?

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Yeah, I used to love it.

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It used to really make my imagination go wild.

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What's the name of this place?

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-You're new here, aren't you?

-Where?

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Do you want breakfast?

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'But even after the last episode was screened,

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'there were still more questions than answers,

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'prompting many viewers to call ITV demanding an explanation.'

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Well, there's a phone box round the corner.

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'Though in nearly 50 years since,

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'the village where it was filmed has become a popular tourist attraction.'

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Portmeirion, beautiful, beautiful place.

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I think a lot of people thought it was some sort of film set, but it was a real village.

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And I quite liked his little house that he lived in.

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See, it's your dad's architectural...ness coming out.

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Most probably.

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My dad also loved this programme and we would watch it together.

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But it was such an interesting idea.

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Les Dawson was a great favourite in our house.

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I think particularly because he played the piano so well badly.

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I love that. You could only say that about Les Dawson.

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"He played the piano so well badly."

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Yeah, he did and it worked.

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We've got a little clip of Les now. This I'm sure will bring

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back a few happy memories.

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The legendary Mr Les Dawson.

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APPLAUSE

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So serious as he sits down at the piano.

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LAUGHTER

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How stupid is that, really?

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'As well as playing the piano, as Jo puts it, "Well badly,"

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'Les Dawson was much-loved for his deadpan delivery.'

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Why you vicious...

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Ow!

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LAUGHTER

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That's good.

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The silly twit, honestly.

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The other night, my next door neighbour

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was banging on the wall with a hammer,

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screaming at the top of his voice at three o'clock in the morning.

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Thank God I wasn't asleep, I was playing my drums at the time.

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LAUGHTER

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I love all those one liners like that, that just keep coming.

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He used to write a lot of it,

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it was all his own stuff.

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I was going home the other night in my car, it's a new car,

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but the salesman said, "You'll get a lot of pleasure out of this," and it's true.

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It's a pleasure to get out of it.

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-So do you remember watching, sort of, Les with your mum and dad?

-Yeah.

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I mean, it was more Dad that would sit

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and watch comedy, cos Mum was in the kitchen cooking.

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Yes.

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And so he'd be there chuckling away and I'd come in and say,

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"What are you watching, Dad?" Sit down with him.

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In his entertaining but ultimately unreliable autobiography,

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Les claimed he began his showbiz career

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playing the piano in a Parisian brothel.

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But whatever the real story,

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along with the one liners and the mother-in-law jokes,

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tinkling the ivories was always central to his act.

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PLAYS PIANO WITH MISTAKES

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LAUGHTER

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He must have been a very good piano player to be able to do that.

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Oh, yeah, Tommy Cooper was a good magician, you know?

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To play it bad you've got to know how to play it bad.

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I mean, do you play musical instruments?

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I went to piano for a year

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and only learnt one song called A Ramble,

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and I can still play it perfectly today.

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# Da, da, da, da, da-da, da-da, da... #

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-You know, I use all my fingers.

-Oh!

-Yeah.

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-So, it's not like uh-uh-uh-uh...

-No!

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But my parents were very frustrated with me

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because they spent all that money on me learning piano

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and I just learnt ONE song.

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I learnt it for a lifetime.

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-We're moving on now, Jo, to biggest influence.

-Yeah.

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This is something, a show that has been going for 64 years

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and it's something that very much influenced your future career.

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The oldest of the major beauty pageants,

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Miss World was originally a bikini contest

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which was dubbed Miss World by the media,

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though by its second year, 1952,

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the bikinis had been replaced

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with swimwear that was slightly more modest.

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..and Miss USA is Pamela Ford. She's a 20-year-old student...

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-I absolutely loved Miss World.

-Uh-huh?

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Absolutely loved it.

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Miss Peru is Madeline Hartog-Bel.

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I sold my car to come to Europe a little while ago

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and now, I am here in England from winning a beauty contest...

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1967, I would definitely have watched this.

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-Uh-huh?

-Yeah, because it was about that time...

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that I...

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So, did you play that game where you want to try and pick the winner?

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Oh, yes, and I just loved the outfits - look at those earrings!

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-Yes.

-Maybe that's what gave me my earring fetish that I have.

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Well, not a fetish, but, I mean, earring thing...

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-Obsession?

-Obsession, yeah.

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-Look at those earrings, fab.

-Yeah.

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Oh, look.

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Miss World 1967...

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Miss Peru.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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During the '60s and '70s,

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Miss World was one of the most watched shows on British television

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but, by the '80s,

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it was seen increasingly as being politically incorrect

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and it moved off our mainstream telly, but, love it or hate it,

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there's no denying its place in the history books.

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-Did you ever imagine that, "this could be me"?

-I want...

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-Yes, I wanted...

-As a young child, you're looking at that, 1967...

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-Oh, yeah. I would have loved that to have been me.

-Yeah?

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Walking down there with that beautiful crown on and that cape,

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crying a few tears and...

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I actually did...

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At 14, my parents sent me to the London School of Modelling.

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Right.

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At the end, we had, a bit like that - a catwalk show.

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My mum made me my bikini, red bikini with white flowers on it.

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Then, she made me this dress,

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cos she was a great seamstress - IS a great seamstress -

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she made me this velvet dress with this knitted long...

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It was orange. It was a long dress, it was just like Miss World

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so I actually played out all of that on stage and I came second.

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-Well done!

-Not bad, yeah.

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While Jo never made it to the real Miss World,

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she did pursue her dream of a modelling career

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and, at the age of 16, she left home for London,

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where her hard work eventually paid off

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and, in 1972, she was named Face Of The Sun.

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What was it like, this girl from Essex coming into the big smoke?

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It was wonderful, actually.

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It was everything that I imagined because I was very lucky,

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cos I did all the young, young magazines

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and commercials and stuff like that.

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-Yeah, I was lucky.

-Uh-huh.

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I was 16 and there weren't many,

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especially at my agency, they were all very sort of catwalk models

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-and I was his only young bubbly...

-Yeah.

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"Yoo-hoo, hello, Gavin!"...

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-And your parents were happy to bid you...

-No.

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-..for you to go, no?

-Oh, no.

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-They hated it.

-Really?

-They were furious.

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At 16, BAM! I was out of school

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and I was at Gavin Robinson, Model Agency.

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We're going back to 1971 now, cos music is a big part of your life.

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-Yes.

-We're going to have a little look at Top Of The Pops.

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Love Top Of The Pops, every Thursday night.

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-Here he is, there's Tony Blackburn.

-Tony Blackburn!

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Rod Stewart and Maggie May. Do you remember it?

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MUSIC: Maggie May by Rod Stewart

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But I, I loved this song.

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I know all the words, actually.

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# Oh, Maggie... #

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I'm not a good singer.

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# Wake up, Maggie

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# I think I've got something to say to you... #

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Top Of The Pops first shimmied on to our screens

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on New Year's Day 1964, with an impressive line-up

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that included Dusty Springfield and The Hollies.

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So, was you ever on Top Of The Pops?

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-Yes!

-Really?

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I went there when my first boyfriend, Tony Wilson,

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got tickets cos he knew how much I loved it.

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We went up to London and we went to the BBC...

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and...in that big room and it was...

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-I can't remember who was playing.

-Uh-huh, how old was you?

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-15½.

-Oh, really, very young?

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Something like that, just before I left home,

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just before I started work. They came up to me and asked me

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if I'd like to stand on a podium and dance.

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Oh, because of your looks, because you looked so fantastic?

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-Well, I was a good dancer, obviously.

-Well, good mover, yeah!

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Without a doubt, but you must have looked fantastic for them to go,

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-"Hey, hang on, we want you on a podium..."

-I don't know.

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Yeah, must have done with my little hot pants on.

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-So, you had your hot pants...

-Yeah, and a stripy jumper

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-that my mum had knitted me on the knitting machine.

-Yes.

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SHE LAUGHS

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# Oh, Maggie... #

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For this particular performance, Jo was watching at home,

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unaware Rod's backing band, The Faces,

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boasted her future husband, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.

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# But I'm as blind as a fool can be... #

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-I loved this song with a passion.

-And who's that playing guitar?

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The old boy, eh?

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-God, when he was young.

-Yeah.

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Look at him there.

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MUSIC CONTINUES

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The funny thing is I never noticed Ronnie, it was all about Rod.

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Yeah, so... You didn't register Ronnie when you watched this, then?

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-No.

-No?

-I don't remember looking at him and thinking,

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-"Oh, he's nice."

-No?

-Not at all.

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But I remember Rod so well.

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So, if someone had told you then

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that you would have been married to Ronnie Wood for 30 years,

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-would you have believed them?

-No.

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-No?

-Not at all, no.

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How did you meet?

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Erm, I met him at a party of a friend of mine, who was...

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It was his wedding party.

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I only went because they were renting me a room.

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I'd just been slung out of my flat and so I thought,

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"Oh, God, I've got to go."

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Walked in and it was everybody that I didn't know.

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Bill Wyman was there, Ronnie was there,

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Pattie Boyd was there and it was like, "Oh, gosh."

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He came up to me and he said, "Do you know who I am?"

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and showed me a Black And Blue album and I said, I thought,

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"He thinks the world of himself."

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Then he said, "What do you do for a living?"

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and I said, "I work in Woolworths on the broken biscuit counter,

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"main branch, Oxford Street."

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He went there with his chauffeur, looking for me.

0:20:090:20:13

-What, like the next day or something?

-Yeah, the next day.

0:20:130:20:16

-Never been there in my life.

-He never found you?

0:20:160:20:19

No, he did find me because I'd then moved into that house

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and I obviously told him that I was going there

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and he came back with his chauffeur and he said,

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"You don't work in Woolworths."

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I said, "Why?" He said, "Cos I've just spent the afternoon

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"outside the main branch in Oxford Street."

0:20:340:20:38

-Tick for Jo.

-It was good.

0:20:380:20:40

-And the rest is history?

-And the rest is history.

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After their first meeting in 1977,

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Jo eventually became Ronnie's stylist and costume designer,

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often accompanying him on tour.

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Then, in 1985, they decided to tie the knot.

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How does someone like that propose?

0:20:580:21:01

-Erm...

-Is it very romantic?

0:21:010:21:03

Erm, he proposed to me in Jamaica

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because Keith felt that it was time he married me...

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Make an honest woman of you, gal.

0:21:110:21:12

..so I don't know if that was very romantic, really, no.

0:21:120:21:16

Oh? Did he get down on one knee?

0:21:160:21:18

No, he was sitting at the table, miserable.

0:21:180:21:21

I said, "What is wrong with you?"

0:21:230:21:26

He said, "Will you marry me?"

0:21:260:21:27

I said, "Oh, all right, then."

0:21:270:21:29

-Eh...

-It was just like that.

-Yeah?

0:21:290:21:32

So were they 30 exciting, incredible, unbelievable years?

0:21:320:21:36

Erm...

0:21:360:21:37

-Yeah, you know, like every marriage, it has its ups and downs.

-Uh-huh.

0:21:370:21:41

Erm, but the majority of it -

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I loved going on tour, I loved travelling the world

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and I got great kids and...

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yeah, it was, it was... Most of it was a good marriage.

0:21:510:21:54

-Jo, it's time now...

-Yeah.

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just to sit back, put the kettle on, we've got a commercial break.

0:22:020:22:05

-Oh, OK.

-A classic, one of your classics.

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Here we are - one of mine, as well, without a doubt.

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Oh, I love this ad!

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What was the catchphrase?

0:22:140:22:15

# For mash, get Smash! #

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On your last trip...

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Hailed as the second greatest ad ever by the Sunday Times,

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the ground-breaking use of puppets in Smash Martians

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was a gamble that truly paid off.

0:22:270:22:29

..boil them for 20 of their minutes...

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While Cadbury wanted a campaign

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extolling the health benefits of Smash,

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they eventually agreed to this more humorous approach.

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Interestingly,

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it's the only non-sweet product Cadbury's ever done.

0:22:410:22:45

-Really?

-Isn't that amazing?

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That is absolutely amazing. I didn't even...

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-I know, I know, I'm a font of information.

-I didn't have any idea.

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They eat a great many of these...

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And so the Smash Martians became something of a cultural icon,

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smashing sales records

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and even creating a huge demand for merchandise.

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..then, they smash them all to bits!

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Love those aliens there

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and how they're talking about how backward we are

0:23:080:23:12

cos we... "Peel the potatoes, ha-ha-ha-ha"...

0:23:120:23:14

-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

-"..smash them into pieces, ah-ha-ha-ha..."

0:23:140:23:18

-I think it's great.

-It's from 1974, that advert.

-1974!

0:23:180:23:23

-And we still remember it vividly.

-Such a brilliant, brilliant ad.

0:23:230:23:27

-It is.

-That is...

-Yeah, but is it a brilliant ad...

0:23:270:23:30

And I love the way they all start laughing,

0:23:300:23:32

-the aliens all start laughing.

-Yeah.

0:23:320:23:34

Is that why it's a brilliant ad, because it's about aliens? UFOs?

0:23:340:23:38

I'm slightly obsessed about aliens and UFOs.

0:23:380:23:42

-Wooo!

-SHE DOES AN EVIL LAUGH

0:23:420:23:44

But you have been...

0:23:440:23:45

You're adamant that there really is UFOs out there, that they do exist?

0:23:450:23:50

Yeah, I saw a UFO in Recife,

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which is the furthermost point to the east of Brazil.

0:23:530:23:57

I was there with Ronnie and the kids and I was packing

0:23:570:24:02

cos we were leaving the next day to go back to London...

0:24:020:24:05

Oh, go back to Sao Paulo.

0:24:050:24:07

Ronnie said - cos he can't see distance - he goes,

0:24:070:24:10

"Jo, come out here and have a look -

0:24:100:24:13

"there's some weird lights over the sea."

0:24:130:24:16

I thought, "What is he talking about?"

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I look out there and there was this thing hovering above the sea,

0:24:190:24:24

but out quite far, with these lights that came down onto the sea.

0:24:240:24:29

I said, "Go and get your glasses, Ronnie, go and get your glasses."

0:24:290:24:32

He runs in and as I watched it,

0:24:320:24:34

I was going, "What the hell is it? What the hell is it?"

0:24:340:24:37

it went WHOOSH,

0:24:370:24:39

-like that and stopped dead in its tracks...

-Uh-huh.

0:24:390:24:42

..and then went WHOOF, and it was gone,

0:24:420:24:44

at the speed that I've never seen anything like it in my life.

0:24:440:24:48

I stood there and went, "I've just seen a UFO."

0:24:480:24:52

-There was nothing else...

-In your heart of hearts, you believe that?

0:24:520:24:55

-It couldn't have been anything else?

-Absolutely, no.

0:24:550:24:57

Next day, we got on the plane and we picked up the paper -

0:24:570:25:00

I still have the clipping -

0:25:000:25:02

and it says, "UFO invaders, Brasilia."

0:25:020:25:06

-Hundreds of people had seen the same thing.

-Oh...

0:25:060:25:08

It was brilliant.

0:25:080:25:10

What was your big telly break?

0:25:150:25:17

I suppose my thing was when I went on to Strictly.

0:25:170:25:22

-Yeah.

-Yeah, I may not...

-Shall we have a little look?

0:25:220:25:25

-Oh, no! Don't show my useless dancing.

-Why, why, why?

0:25:250:25:28

-Oh...

-Here we go, Jo Wood dancing.

0:25:280:25:32

Strictly Come Dancing. You were fantastic.

0:25:320:25:35

Dancing the rumba...

0:25:350:25:36

The year was 2009 and Jo was partnered with Brendan Cole.

0:25:360:25:41

-I loved Brendan.

-You look nervous there, Jo.

0:25:410:25:43

-I was absolutely petrified.

-Petrified? Yeah.

0:25:430:25:46

Oh, no, it's this one! This was the rumba.

0:25:480:25:52

-You look fantastic.

-Oh, my God!

0:25:520:25:55

-Look at that figure, gal!

-I hadn't done any TV in 30 years and it was...

0:25:550:26:00

Oh, no!

0:26:010:26:03

While Jo had rehearsed week after week to master those steps,

0:26:030:26:07

unfortunately the judges weren't great fans of her work,

0:26:070:26:10

though Craig went one step further,

0:26:100:26:12

saying Jo danced like a bush kangaroo -

0:26:120:26:16

ouch!

0:26:160:26:17

-Aw...

-I was so petrified, I couldn't remember the movements.

0:26:170:26:21

# ..fallen for you... #

0:26:210:26:25

How does it feel when the judges lay into you sometimes?

0:26:250:26:30

You know, does it hurt, does it upset you?

0:26:300:26:33

Well, it did hurt at first, and then I saw Craig in the bar.

0:26:330:26:37

He said, "Darling, just remember - it's all theatre."

0:26:370:26:41

-And I felt better about that.

-Uh-huh.

0:26:410:26:43

# I have fallen again. #

0:26:430:26:48

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:26:480:26:50

We've spoken about, you know, what you've enjoyed.

0:26:520:26:56

To bring you up-to-date, what do you enjoy now, you know?

0:26:560:27:00

-I still love comedy.

-Yeah?

0:27:000:27:02

-Live At The Apollo, love Live At The Apollo.

-Yeah.

0:27:020:27:07

Actually, I went there not so long ago and saw it.

0:27:070:27:11

Er...

0:27:110:27:12

-I watch Britain's Got Talent.

-Yeah.

-Love Britain's Got Talent.

0:27:120:27:17

-I watch cookery programmes.

-Uh-huh.

0:27:170:27:20

Er, erm...

0:27:200:27:22

All sorts of them, all sorts of different ones and Ancient Aliens.

0:27:220:27:27

So, really, my TV thing hasn't really changed,

0:27:270:27:33

it's the same sort of thing really that I used to watch -

0:27:330:27:35

comedy, food and science fiction or not.

0:27:350:27:40

-Uh.

-Yeah.

-And, Jo, you've been a wonderful guest

0:27:400:27:43

-and I want to thank you for coming on.

-Thank you.

0:27:430:27:45

It's nice to be here, I loved watching those bits of film.

0:27:450:27:48

It is lovely, it's a nice trip down memory lane, isn't it?

0:27:480:27:50

-Yeah.

-I want you now to choose, as we do with each guest,

0:27:500:27:54

a theme tune for us to go out on, to play out on.

0:27:540:27:57

Is there anything, any choice whatsoever?

0:27:570:28:01

-Erm, Bewitched.

-Bewitched.

-Yeah.

0:28:010:28:04

So, we have been bewitched by the lovely Jo Wood

0:28:040:28:07

and I hope you've enjoyed The TV That Made Me.

0:28:070:28:10

Until next time, bye-bye.

0:28:100:28:12

MUSIC: Theme from Bewitched by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller

0:28:120:28:15

Comedy legend Brian Conley takes Strictly Come Dancing star Jo Wood on a trip down memory lane, revisiting the classic archive TV from her early years that helped make her into the much-loved celebrity she is today.

Miss World played a big part in her formative years but how did her love of a spy thriller with a twist, a classic advert for instant mash and an early TV chef in a ballgown and pearls help set her on the path to a life of rock and roll, music and fashion?


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