After spending 12 days in London to cover the Queen’s death and funeral, the Sunrise hosts have shared behind-the-scenes footage revealing that it “wasn’t as glamorous as you might think”.
David “Kochie” Koch and Natalie “Nat” Barr took viewers to the “Media City” built after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 at the age of 96.
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The mad broadcast schedule of the royal mourning period took its toll on presenters as Kochie revealed the stools they sat on “crammed Nat’s back and neck”.
Nat shared a video showing a tour of her tent and setup, showing her “key to entry” on her wrist.
“You don’t go anywhere without those two little bracelets,” she said.
“This is backstage,” she continued, showing the sea of tents from behind before arriving “home” at the Sunrise tent.
Inside, Kochie was seen putting on his makeup while the crew members prepared for the next live cross.
Nat revealed the chairs they sat in were from “a camping shop in central London” and were “really uncomfortable”.
“Sleep If You Can”
Meanwhile, Kochie shared a series of photos of the team during their “extraordinary 12 days of filming,” calling it a “highlight of my career.”
“But life on the street is NOT as glamorous as you might think,” he said.
In various photos of Kochie, a cameraman could be seen sleeping on a row of lined-up Eskies while another slept on the floor with a sweater covering his eyes.
“Sleep if you can,” Kochie captioned the photo.
Nat was seen outside Buckingham Palace performing a back and neck stretch with her head tilted towards the sky.
“The best co-host — smart, funny, normal,” Kochie said of Nat.
“Sitting on stools for so long was stuffing up Nat’s back and neck, and that was exercise from osteoporosis.”
The presenter went on to pay tribute to Sunrise royal editor Rob Jobson, who was sleeping in a chair in the media tent.
“Rob Jobson’s schedule was incredible…a total pro,” he said, explaining Jobson has juggled his Sunrise duties with US commentary and front-page writing for UK newspapers.
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https://7news.com.au/sunrise/sunrise-hosts-david-kochie-koch-and-nat-barr-offer-glimpse-behind-the-scenes-of-queen-funeral-coverage-c-8330568 Backstage coverage of the Queen’s funeral from Sunrise presenters David ‘Kochie’ Koch and Nat Barr