Oban fea­tures in TV film thanks to for­mer Loose Women pre­sen­ter Jane

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A NEW tele­vi­sion pro­gramme that saw Loose Women pre­sen­ter and for­mer cruise ship singer Jane McDon­ald visit Oban is cur­rently be­ing aired on Chan­nel 5, writes David McPhee.

Jane McDon­ald vis­ited the town on May 13 last year as part of her four-part se­ries ti­tled Cruis­ing With Jane McDon­ald. The pre­sen­ter took a mini- cruise around the In­ner He­brides and the Isle of Mull be­fore ar­riv­ing in the town to be matched up with her fam­ily tar­tan in Chalmers of Oban.

Speak­ing to The Oban Times in May, Ms McDon­ald said: ‘ I’ve loved this trip to Scot­land. It’s the best thing I could have done.

‘ I love Oban, it’s beau­ti­ful and they do Stornoway black pud­ding – I have just bought sev­eral pieces.

‘ I just took a cruise on the Ma­jes­tic Line around Mull, which was the best cruise I have ever been on.

‘ We went to Tober­mory, Mull, Iona, Lunga, Staffa and Oban, and we have loved ev­ery­where.’

The 53-year- old first hit our TV screens in 1998 in a re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show called The Cruise. ‘ The best part about the trip was be­ing on the boat be­cause I could see ev­ery­thing,’ she added.

‘ I sang Amaz­ing Grace in Fin­gal’s Cave, which was one of the high­lights of my life – the acous­tics were fan­tas­tic.

‘I have been blown away by the food. I have eaten the best food ever in Scot­land and on the Western Isles. I will def­i­nitely be back with­out a tele­vi­sion crew.’ Cruis­ing with Jane McDon­ald con­tin­ues to­mor­row ( Fri­day) night at 9pm on Chan­nel 5.

Jane McDon­ald is pic­tured with staff from Chalmers of Oban – where she dis­cov­ered her fam­ily tar­tan – and two mem­bers of Oban High School Pipe Band.

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