Gilly Smashes Guinness World Record for Children in Need

By on Friday, November 14, 2014

john_gillmoreRadio presenter John Gillmore has broken the world record for the most interviews conducted in 24 hours.

Gilly, who hails from Prescot, asked 1,649 questions in 293 interviews between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday. The ‘Gillathon’ was broadcast live on BBC Radio Lancashire.

The previous record was 256.

Thrilled with the successful attempt, John told the BBC: “I was nervous. I’d had sleepless nights in all honesty, but hundreds of people turned out for our interviews, including a man who looks after hedgehogs who was with me at 4am.

gillathon_world_record“I’ve had a great day, and I couldn’t have done it without producer Garry Scott who had this mad idea in the first place.”

He’ll announce the grand total raised by the stunt next week. In the meantime, you can donate £1 by texting GILLY  to 70701. All proceeds go to Children in Need.

Images: BBC Lancashire

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