Rocky a hit with the TV shows
THE crew from popular television show Better Homes and Gardens has spent the past two days in the Rockhampton region filming for an episode.
Capricorn Tourism and Economic Development Limited chief executive Mary Carroll said a crew of six people, including popular chef Fast Ed, had explored the sites at Henderson Park, a working cattle property at Hedlow Creek.
Ms Carroll said Fast Ed had done a segment cooking a couple of dishes, one beef and the other damper.
“We have pitched some ideas to them and they’ve been happy with that,” Ms Carroll said.
“It’s wonderful to have them here.”
The show is scheduled to air on Channel Seven “in the not-too-distant future”.
Ms Carroll said the Better Homes and Gardens crew was the latest in a long line of television shows to focus on the Capricornia region this year.
She said shows included Getaway, ABC’s Collectors, The Great Outdoors and Sunrise.
The Today Show will arrive also in the region next month.
“This is excellent exposure for the region,” Ms Carroll said.
“You can’t put a price on it, you can’t pay for something like this.”
She said her organisation had pro-actively pitched ideas at show producers to get them to come to the region.
“We’ve pitched to a lot of shows,” Ms Carroll said. “All of the pitches we have done this year have been accepted.
“We try to pitch to the high viewing shows.”
And it appears to be having success.
Ms Carroll said the region had out-performed others across the state during the winter season.