Travel with Wayne presenter, ace photographer and now a minor celebrity Wayne Paulo, was invited to appear on Cruising with the Stars, hosted by popular television and radio presenter Debi Jones, a new programme on the Holiday and Cruise channel on Sky TV channel 284.
Wayne was a little apprehensive at first, as he headed out to the Liverpool studio, the programme features singers, comedians and magicians that are currently appearing on cruise ships throughout the world, though Wayne used to be a singer and trumpet player performing in the clubs and theatres "it was a long time ago" said Wayne "as long as I don't have to sing" he added with a laugh, though you will know that's not true if you have heard him on You Tube!
He went into photography and over his thirty year career photographed hundreds of celebrities, including some of the entertainers that have already appeared in Cruising with the Stars, his portfolio is vast and exclusively interesting, it includes a couple of presidents and her Majesty the Queen, from the Centenary year when she visited Blackpool Tower.
Wayne retired recently from his career as a professional sports photographer, which took him to the top of his career working for the NFL at it's height and covering eight Super Bowls in America, one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
Though his work stopped his presentations didn't! A combination of his entertainment experience and photography knowledge placed him as the ideal lecturer, after trying out with his new found talent as a guest lecturer at Warrington Media College, then a local children's school in Fleetwood which was a smash hit with the kids, he felt he was nearly ready, then as if he needed any convincing at that time, an invitation to appear at a University, no less, in American on one of his NFL trips convinced him and he launched his shows.
With a variety of musical presentation and visual beauty he went onto do about fifty cruise lectures for Royal Caribbean aboard a couple of their biggest ships, the Freedom, and the Independence of the seas, still the biggest Cruise Ship sailing out of Southampton in the UK.
Looking at Wayne's history it's not surprising then that Wayne has published his autobiography "Nearly Famous", it will take you on a bizarre sixty year journey that started in the Circus! A short stint in the army stationed at Fulwood Barracks in Preston, he
appeared at the Blackpool Tower Circus as a Bareback Rider, then went onto work the clubs all over the UK, the Country and Western part of his act storming them in Liverpool and his trumpet playing a hit all the way from Newcastle to Newport, though he does admit to some tough venues along the way.
Debi Jones who once hosted People Today and Pebble Mill for the BBC, was fascinated by Wayne's life story, so much so he may have to go back just to finish it, well if you know Wayne there is no way you can get his life story into an hour.
Cruising with the Stars aired Wayne's interview on Wednesday evening 8pm 12th October, with repeats the next day at 8 am and 12 pm with possibly more repeats since then, "so there is no excuse for missing it" comments Wayne with a smile.
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