I went into the One Show reception and I was given my own visitor's pass. "Please return this pass to reception". Yup, that was never going to happen, so it's in my souvenir tin.
It is a big room with a TV, a fridge filled with beer, although none were the one that I drink (joke) and there were sofas, snacks, a massive TV and a wall full of pictures of the presenters with the guests. The first person to pop in was Matt Baker, who was just back from a jog, and who was really nice. Then one of the sound guys came in to fit a mic on me, then Alex Jones, the other presenter came in to chat. She is very sweet and funny.
I have always wanted to meet Sir David because he has always been an inspiration not just to me, but also to other people who inspire me like Ben Garrod and Chris Packham. I was a bit overwhelmed when I met Sir David. I had a copy of my book to give him and I asked him to sign one of his books for me.
He took some time to read through my book as well, which was a great feeling.
7.16pm: Back to the studio ! The clip ended, the audience all applauded (and Sir David did as well), and Matt introduced me. This was it !
You can see the whole bit here, and I'll talk through it below.
The third was more difficult, it was fossilised, which felt like stone, and it was clearly a vertebrae, but it didn't seem to be mammal or fish, so I guessed dinosaur lumbar vertebrae, but I couldn't really have much chance of getting the species right. Sir David identified it was from a sauropod, but didn't get much further than me.
That kid on the one show has just blown my mind. How old was he, 12? Ridiculously knowledgeable on a subject some would never master! 👏
— Ben (@IHMU4EVA) December 1, 2014
That boy on The One Show is amazing! He so deserves his own show! So eloquent and makes bones sound interesting!
— Anna (@annapatching) December 1, 2014
Just watched a 12 year old on @BBCOne talk about skulls/dentition/zoology & impress David Attenborough. Best thing I've seen today! #science
— Jo Young (@Joysci) December 1, 2014
David Attenborough and the young bone collector on #TheOneShow: television gold.
— keith baker (@KeithBaker12) December 1, 2014
This boy is brilliant! Please give him his own show! Would definitely watch @jakesbones #TheOneShow
— Purvi N Patel (@VunderVamp) December 1, 2014
Really enjoyed @jakesbones tonight on #TheOneShow. Well done! 💀🐚really interesting article
— Cambria Celtica (@CambriaCeltica) December 1, 2014
@BBCOne who was the boy on #TheOneShow this eve? The bone expert. He is a little legend!
— Kama McKenzie (@KamaCrawford) December 1, 2014
That kid on the one show who's able to name all those bones on different animals has blown my mind.
— Darren Black (@DarrenBlack117) December 1, 2014
Such an amazing kid on the one show #miniattenboroughinthemaking #TheOneShow #morekidsshouldbelikehim
— Lucy Reid (@volcanoesmeltme) December 1, 2014
#TheOneShow super segment with Jake and David Attenborough. Real find there - could be start of a new show?
— Nick Ansley (@Rochdale20) December 1, 2014
@jakesbones My entire family think you are an incredibly impressive young man! ! You held the nation's attention tonight. Good for you!
— Wayne Bristow (@waynerz1) December 1, 2014
Young lad Jake on The One Show with Sir David Attenborough. Wow, wow. He's incredibly knowledgeable for his age, so impressed #sciencerocks
— Kirsty ✨ (@ksbee24) December 1, 2014
This wee bone-expert boy on The One Show's completely unfazed by being on telly and sitting next to Attenborough. What a pro. #theoneshow
— Mary Gillespie (@marygillespie4) December 1, 2014
Absolutely love that wee guy on the One Show... he's definitely got a bright future ahead of him! Even Attenborough was impressed!
— Nadine (@Deeniebean89) December 1, 2014
And there was a very kind one from Naomi, one of the CBBC Wild presenters (I was filmed for them over the summer):
Top work on The One Show tonight @jakesbones! #bones
— Naomi Wilkinson (@Naomi_Wilkinson) December 1, 2014
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