Today sees the launch of Ring My Bell, our live phone-in show, with Laurie Pike manning the phone at 11am PST / 2pm EST over at ringmybell.tv. A fitting guest to launch the show, Laurie presented the original UK Ring My Bell TV show back in 1991, introducing deliberately controversial celebrity guests, sitting them in their own telephone booths, and inviting viewers to call them up.
So how does she feel about our resurrecting the show for the online age, and sitting in the hot seat this time around? “Too funny!,” she says. “Gawd, I so remember the thrift shop where I bought that incredible outfit I was wearing – total ghetto shop in Cincinnati. If no one calls, I can just do my nails.” We hope you will call, however, as Laurie is a fierce and competent talker. Watch this clip, in which Laurie is interrogated by Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel, defending her film Nothing So Strange. We think she holds up marvelously to the bullying Cavuto. Go on, give her a call!
– Steven Corfe