These equine experts have won themselves ‘best in show’ after being given a glamorous makeover for a TV show.
The staff from Myerscough College’s equestrian centre were made up ready to star on a new daytime show, Star Treatment.
They were suprised by TV presenter and singer Jane McDonald, who gives unsung heroes in the workplace a special makeover as a thank you for their hard work and positive attitude for the programme.
The show follows Pam Prickett, Kirsten Owen, Terri Owen, Diane Paton, Amanda Wherry and Deborah Moss in their day-to-day lives at the college in Bilsborrow.
Stable yard technician Terri, 23, said: “We didn’t know we were doing it, it was brilliant.”
The women, whose jobs range from college lecturers to yard manager, are then transformed in the ‘glam van’, given hair and make-up tips, and designer gear to dress up in.By the end of filming the women were transformed from wearing jodphurs and jumpers to sky-high stilettos and fashionable frocks and ready to strut their stuff on a catwalk in front of family, friends and colleagues.
The six staff members were nominated to be pampered by their boss, Julia Gray, head of equine.
She said: “My staff all work incredibly hard to make our equine department here at the college a success.”
Terri, who has been riding horses since she was eight-years-old, added: “Normally we don’t really get any luxuries but we try our best and work long hours so hopefully that’s the reason Julia nominated us.
“It’s nice that she thought we deserve that.”
Finally the women were treated to a slap up meal courtesy of top chef, Ricky Andalacio. Jane McDonald said: “It was great to meet the unsung heroes of the workforce and treat them to a special makeover to show them how appreciated they are.”
“There are a lot of tears and emotion but the ending is always really positive.”
And Julia added: “Viewers will hear some really heart-warming stories from the staff who took part.
“Some of them were a little shocked when they first saw the cameras but they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”
The programme will be broadcast on ITV at 1.30pm on Friday, August 30.