Trinny and Susannah cleaned up our kitchen!
HOSPITAL lunchtime staff are preparing for their moment of fame after serving style gurus Trinny and Susannah a taste of hard work.
The TV fashion experts swapped their designer clothes for uniforms when they joined kitchen staff at Bridgend’s Princess of Wales Hospital for an episode of their show Trinny And Susannah Undress The Nation, which is due to air on ITV1 at 8pm tomorrow.
Senior restaurant supervisor Barbara McCarthy, 50, from Brynmenyn, Bridgend, called in the duo after noticing an advert for volunteers to take part in a programme about uniforms.
After working with staff, Trinny and Susannah traded the team’s old mismatched uniforms for a pink gingham look for the women and blue for the men.
Barbara said the stars had coped well in the kitchens.
She said: “We were surprised. Although they are quite posh, they did have a go.
“They weren’t too worried about slops – the waste coming back from the wards. Although Susannah did say it was making her ill.
“But they made sandwiches for the patients and they enjoyed standing on the counter and meeting people coming in.”
All the workers were given a makeover and Barbara was accompanied by colleagues Katy Pope, 38, Kath Haines, 45, and Cindi Williams, 37, to film part of the show in London.
“It was really exciting because they had never been to London before,” said Barbara.
The staff plan to watch the show together at the Coity Castle Inn, Bridgend.
Barbara said they were all delighted with their new uniforms.
She said: “There used to be three different types of uniform and no-one liked them.
“One of them looked like it had horrible splashes on it – like someone had thrown paint at you with a brush or something.
“The pink ones are great. We all match as a team.”
The only change since the Trinny and Susannah’s visit has been to introduce new navy uniforms for senior staff, so that they can be easily identified.
The new outfits have met approval from Chris Church, the manager who is in charge of catering, cleaning and other support services.
He was pleased the programme had put his hardworking team in the spotlight.
He said: “When people talk about hospitals the first thing they think about is doctors and nurses, but there are lots of other people who play an important part.”