Tuesday, Apr 17 2012
By Catriona Wightman
First of all, congratulations on making it to a fifth season! What do you think is the secret of your show’s success?
“Thank you! We love doing our show and we get such a great response, and I think that’s because our show really is a reality show. What you see is all real and it’s relatable and I think people appreciate that. There’s so many reality shows out there that are scripted or staged and ours isn’t at all, and I think you can see that.”
This season might be a little different because it covers your breast cancer diagnosis – was it strange having that all documented on camera?
“I think I actually blocked out how much we documented. When we watched the first episode back, it was really hard, but I was pleased with the results and I’m pleased that our show may save lives. If by watching our show women think about their health and get regular check-ups, then it’s worth it.
“But the show’s not all doom and gloom. You also see how Bill and I try and make the best of every situation we have. We laugh a lot because we found laughter a great medicine. It really helped us, and sometimes you just have to laugh.”