Behind the Scenes: Supporting Artists Carol and Tony
Name: Carol and Tony Shaw Age: Carol 76 Tony 81 Occupation: Tony: retired. Carol: Market Researcher and Exam Invigilator Location: North West When did you first become an Extra? We started 15 years ago on the BBC programme ‘Blackpool’ and never looked back! What’s your favourite part about being an Extra? It’s an opportunity to get out the house and spend time together. Plus we get to see all the stars and meet new people What are your top 3 tips for people looking to be an extra?
Smile and enjoy yourself
What does a typical day as an Extra look like? We recently worked on Coronation Street filming at Central Pier in Blackpool- a local one which was good for us. That one was a late start, around 9am although usually it’s a lot earlier. There’s a lot of waiting around on the Extra’s bus too! What has been your favourite Extra gig? We loved working on the Aldi Summer Advert as they really looked after us and we enjoyed working with the Brownie Brothers on it too! Our favourite ones are always the adverts