It’s live children’s television with a twist this week when two of TV2’s favourite kids programs join forces for the first time to raise the stakes for the 40 Hour Famine. Studio 2’s Vicki, Dayna, Matt and Jordan are traveling south to have a studio sleepover with What Now’s Charlie, Serena and Tu, and partake in a girls versus boys famine challenge!
What Now are really looking forward to hosting their first ever Studio Sleepover, as well as raising funds and awareness for those in need. Viewers are able to join the teams as they pick up the ante and funds by giving something up for 40 hours. Ten lucky kids will also get to join the presenters as they bunk down in the studio, and go without so others don’t have to.
Charlie, Serena and Tu say they are incredibly excited to be joined by the Studio 2 team.
“I’m so excited to help make a change! Bring on the famine!” says Charlie. “I can’t wait to have the Studio 2 crew join us for an awesome night and a great show on Sunday morning!”
Serena is a bit nervous at the idea of spending the night sleeping in the studio saying, “I really need my sleep, so if anyone snores it will be straight into the Gunge for them!”
The 40 Hour Famine is close to Dayna’s heart having visited Tanzania earlier in the year.
“This year I had the privilege of visiting some of World Visions projects in Africa and have walked away knowing that every dollar helps so much. Part of Kiwi culture is taking part in the 40 Hour Famine and that’s what I’ve done for the last 20 years!”
Tu is taking a break from SLAM for the week to be in studio for the sleepover.
“I am sure going to get hungry but it’s worth it because it’s such a good cause, and plus I’ll be bringing my guitar to rock out with Nathan King and Dave Gibson…we are going to form a band and rock out all night.”
What Now producer Reuben Davidson is excited at the prospect of the production challenge.
“It will be great to have all that talent in one place overnight – a bit like a sleepover version of Telethon. Hopefully the energy levels will be kept up with Just Juice and barley sugars!”
Photo: Tumehe Rongonui, Serena Cooper and Charlie Panapa.