Celebrities Chat to UK Video Website at Chelsea Flower Show

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WinkBall Speak to Celebrities Including Barbara Windsor MBE, Piers Morgan, Rob Brydon, Sir Michael Parkinson, George Lamb and Dame Maggie Smith About Their Gardening Tips!

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An annual event that has always put Britain on the map and has evoked within it a great sense of Britishness is of course the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. Once a year, flower lovers, horticulturists and many proud Britons come to this esteemed event held in the glamorous west London location of Chelsea to witness and experience the beauty and magnificence that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show offers. WinkBall.com, the UK’s no. 1 video site, were of course there to capture all the action and speak to the many who had travelled to see all the beauty of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including a string of celebrities.

WinkBall and its extensive video reporter network spoke to a number of celebrities about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including: British national treasure Barbara Windsor MBE, TV and Radio presenter George Lamb, comedian Rob Brydon, journalist Piers Morgan, television personality Sir Michael Parkinson, DJ Jo Whiley, presenter Gloria Hunniford, comedian Joan Rivers, newsreader Natasha Kaplinksy, medical broadcaster Dr Robert Winston, actress Samantha Bond, antiquities expert Tim Wonnacot, model Yasmin Le Bon, singer Beverley Knight, newsreader Bill Turnbull, designer Bruce Oldfield, actor Christopher Biggins, journalist Diana Moran, British ice dancer Jayne Torvill, Jo McDonald – wife of newsreader Trevor, TV personality Johnny Ball, writer Julian Fellowes, actress Dame Maggie Smith, TV personality Nancy Dell'olio, DJ Dr Neil Fox, model Nell McAndrew, newsreader Peter Sissons, pop star Will Young, former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, newsreader Sophie Raworth, footballer Sol Campbell, film and stage actress Sheila Hancock, television producer Phil Redmond, broadcaster and journalist Nigel Slater, newsreader Nicholas Owen and former children’s TV presenter and Lib Dem peer Baroness Floella Benjamin. Speaking to these high profile figures, WinkBall asked them what they love about this fantastic horticultural event and what makes the RHS Chelsea Flower Show such a unique and special event – and they tell of their secret gardening tips!

Through their unique video coverage, WinkBall captured the splendour and beauty of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show perfectly and gave a fantastic insight into this event via the power of citizen video-vox pop. Commenting on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, celebrities lavished fantastic testimonials onto this distinguished social event. Barbara Windsor MBE spoke on the unique British feel that this event has and commented on the joy it brought out in so many people:

“…Because it’s British - it’s English isn’t it? This is a great time: we have this, we have the tennis, and it’s glorious! Look at everybody, everybody has got a smile on their face.”

Sir Michael Parkinson added this about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show: “It’s a brilliantly conceived show - it’s full of glorious things, full of ideas and it’s in a perfect setting.”

WinkBall’s trained video reporters got the best out of the celebrities invited to this special VIP day, and the subsequent video wall and edited video story presents all of what is so fantastic about this esteemed social event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Through their insightful, revolutionary and unique video coverage, WinkBall captured the true essence of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and gave a real insight into the event via the emotional power of online video.

To see the many celebrities that WinkBall spoke to at the RHS Chelsea Flower, go to the following link:


About WinkBall

WinkBall is the British video network that specialises in capturing the public’s passion at events - as they happen - and providing vox-pop and video services to clients worldwide.

Now the UK’s no. 1 video website, WinkBall’s interactive Video Walls, Blogs, Forums and Messaging technologies create the ultimate online presence by engaging with the people who truly matter. This provides a dynamic, mass media, social and participatory experience to connect with the public and targeted communities. Services include vox-pop creation, consumer interviewing, market research, event coverage, video reporter hire, and business and product videos.

Featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and many more, WinkBall were also nominated finalists in the PR Week Awards 2010 and the CIPR Excellence Awards, 2010.

The technology was designed and built in London in 2005 as a quintessentially British collaboration between academic inventiveness (Goldsmiths, University of London) and commercial endeavour. Co-founded by Dr James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay and launched 18 months ago, WinkBall.com has had nearly 35 million hits (about 1.25 million regular viewers per month) and has a growth rate of 25% per month.

Contact WinkBall:
Info(@)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3030
Head of Press:
Jennifer(@)winkball(dot)com                020 8962 3033

Contact WinkBall’s PR, Max Clifford Associates:
Victoria Cameron
Victoria(@)maxclifford(dot)com            020 7408 2350

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