So imagine this. 6.30pm last Thursday night I see a tweet from IGN UK (@IGNUK) informing me that they are having a live interview with the one and only Sylvester McCoy at 3pm, Friday 8th March. But here’s the catch, they want US to get involved! So I grabbed my email and shot off a quick email to Tom Butler (@TomButler) with 3 questions that I would want to ask Mr McCoy. Sure enough, 3 hours later I receive an exciting response. They want ME to join in with the interview on Google+!
Well you can imagine my excitement, it’s safe to say little sleep was had on Thursday night. My mind was a buzz with all the questions I could ask, creating scenarios out in my head. I was just a bundle of nerves.
So around 1.30pm on Friday I was called for a Google hangout with Tom just to check out that everything was working out technically and to give him a little bit of insight about myself. I was then given an hour to wait until we would all be called together for the hangout to start at 3pm. That was the longest hour of my life! I couldn’t sit still, I think I drank about a gallon of water. I was a wreck!
But soon enough the moment came. 2.30pm I logged on to my computer, opened up Google+ and embarked on what was to be one of the greatest moments of my life.
^^^Look it’s me and Sylvester! 😀 (I’m in the bottom left)
He was just so lovely. I couldn’t believe that one of the first things he said was “Hi Charlotte!” In that first few seconds I was wonder struck. Being a Doctor Who fan, I was meeting one of my idols. He was just so down to earth and a genuinely lovely guy. He answered our questions with such enthusiasm and wit, it was like talking to an old friend.
The whole experience will stay in my memory for life. Thanks again to Tom and the people of IGN for picking me to be a part of such an incredible event.
For anybody who may have missed the interview you can rewatch it here: