BBC Breakfast entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson was in a housefire hours before his Dave Grohl interview went on air.
The Foo Fighters frontman made an appearance on the Beeb on Monday morning, but Colin had a rude awakening and a visit from the fire brigade before it was broadcast to the nation.
Sharing a picture of the Zoom call and another shot of a firefighter with his children, he tweeted: ‘Well that was scary. Foo Fighters and Fire Fighters. At 04:50 we were woken by our smoke alarm.
‘Our boiler room was on fire. We got the kids out and dialled 999. Fire brigade came and put it out before my Dave Grohl went out on @BBCBreakfast… House fine. @nottsfire were fantastic’.
Colin also pointed to the What 3 Words app, which helps the emergency services to ‘pin point’ locations and find those who need their assistance.
He added: ‘Advice from @nottsfire – we live in a house that is hard to [find]. They asked us to spread the word that the “What 3 Words” app saves lives in such situations. It pin points your position to within 3 metres.’
Gerry Williscroft – at Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service – shared the tweet and explained while they were able to get to Colin with relative ease, the app is still ‘invaluable’.
He wrote: ‘On this occasion the house was relatively easy to find and Colin had the foresight to meet us at the end of the drive but What3Words is invaluable to emergency services at times. @what3words @nottsfire’.
During the interview itself, Grohl admitted he wasn’t the first choice for his children’s homeschooling – but he’s happy to offer motivation when they need it.
He said: ‘My kids know who I am, okay. I’ve read my report cards to my kids before. So they’re not necessarily going to come to me for anything academic, they just don’t.
‘I could be a cheerleader, I could make you a great breakfast and I could make you smile before you start your day – but you don’t necessarily want me in your history lessons. You don’t necessarily want me helping you with trigonometry.’
However, the Best Of You rocker was happy to impart some wisdom to BBC viewers by offering his recommendations for three albums vital to kids’ music education.
‘Wow, well you’re going to want to get The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s. One reason is because that album still connects the way it did the day it came out,’ he explained.
‘Now if you want to be a drummer, you’re going to want to get the AC/DC album Back In Black. That is rock and roll drumming 101.
‘A third album – I like myself a little party every now and then. I do like to dance. I mean, come on, let’s just go with Saturday Night Fever!
‘Look, if you put Saturday Night Fever on, it’s gonna feel like Saturday night – but it could be a Monday morning. So I would have to go with those three albums, it’s a good way to start.’
Credit: Original article published here.