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  • Goodbye From Saturday Disney!

    by Candice | Sep 19, 2016
    Hi Total Girls, 

    After a magical 26 years on air, Saturday Disney is coming to an end.  We just wanted to say thank you so much for reading our blog every month and tuning in to Saturday Disney! We have had the most incredible time sharing our experiences from all over the globe with you.   

    Our last episode will air on the 24th of September and it’s going to be extremely exciting! We’re heading on a journey down memory lane and we’re hanging out with some surprise guests! 

    We have so many awesome memories from our time hosting Saturday Disney and here are a few photos to remind you.  

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    Lots of love Candice & Teigan.  
    (Nathan also says hello!) 

    Don’t forget to tune in on the 24th of September from 6-7am on Channel 7 and then from 7-9am on 7FLIX.  

    Keep Smiling! X x 



     
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  • How Amazing Is Nature And The Outdoors?!

    by Candice | Aug 16, 2016
    Hi Total Girls, 

    Did you know that spending time in nature has been scientifically proven to boost your creativity?  I recently filmed a story at a beautiful park and was feeling inspired to create a little masterpiece.  I made the cutest little grass head and I can’t wait until the alfalfa starts to sprout!    

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    Another reason why I absolutely love nature is because it provides a home to gorgeous little animals like this ringtail possum.  Its name is Gumnuts, isn’t he cute!?  The nests that ringtail possums create are called dreys and they’re made of leaves, grass and bark.  The ringtail possums carry all of the building materials using their tails and then make it to be about the size of a football.  Ringtail possums are nocturnal so they sleep in their dreys during the day.  

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    I usually love to play sport outdoors too but I recently had the best active day inside! I interviewed Jason Dundas, the host of The X Factor at an amazing trampoline park.  We played trampoline basketball, went rock climbing and played at the foam pit. As Jason is new to hosting The X Factor, I decided to put his skills to the test.  It’s safe to say Jason will be an excellent host, he passed my challenges with flying colours.  

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    My favourite part was when Jason dared me to take the plunge and try out the big drop! I had to wear a onesie and then hold on to a handlebar.  I then got pulled up a slide that was 14 metres high and finally found the courage to let go.  It was so scary but I’m so glad I did it! 

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    Until next time, keep smiling! Love Candice xx

    PS Saturday Disney is on Channel 7 from 6am-7am and then we switch over to 7FLIX from 7am-9am.  
     
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  • On The Red Carpet At The Radio Disney Music Awards

    by Candice | Jun 03, 2016
    Hi Total Girls, 

    I just had the most amazing trip to the USA! I reported from the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles.  It was incredible meeting so many Disney stars all in one place.  I decided to host my very own Chocolate Heart Awards and surprised the stars with yummy heart-shaped chocolate.  

    The first award was given to Alli Simpson for the best Australian accent.  Yes, that’s right - Alli is indeed Australian so she had a slight advantage! We actually went to the same school on the Gold Coast funnily enough!  Alli is the host of her very own show on Radio Disney.  Alli said that on the show she always asks people like Justin Bieber and Fifth Harmony to put on Aussie accents…it ends up being quite hilarious.  I really do think the Australian accent is the most difficult one to master!

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    Alli Simpson 

    There was much excitement on the red carpet, especially from the people who were about to perform.  I interviewed the beautiful Laura Marano who plays Ally in Disney’s Austin & Ally.  I chatted to her just before she went on stage to perform her single Boombox for the very first time on TV ever! She was so pumped and she said that she listens to rap music to get into the zone before a performance.   

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    Laura Marano 

    I was lucky enough to head into the awards and I was so impressed by Ariana Grande’s performance of 'Dangerous Woman'.  I was lucky enough to chat to Frankie J. Grande, he’s so supportive of his sister! Frankie won the Chocolate Heart Award for the best accessory on the red carpet for his cute Mickey ears!  Frankie absolutely loved my colourful chocolate and of course our Mickey microphone.  

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    Frankie J. Grande

     
    I found the awards so inspiring and I can’t believe how many talented musicians performed.  I especially loved the performances by Zara Larsson and Daya! During the show we wore wristbands which lit up and I was so impressed by the Hype Squad – their dance moves were next level. 

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    Zara Larsson 


    All of the stars that walked the red carpet said that with hard work comes great success and that you seriously have to believe in yourself.  You can achieve anything you dream up, you just have to keep setting yourself goals! 

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    Daya  


    My stories from the Radio Disney Music Awards were just on Saturday Disney – did anyone catch them?  Let me know what you thought! 

    Until next time, keep smiling! Love Candice xx

    PS Saturday Disney is on Channel 7 from 6am-7am and then we switch over to 7FLIX from 7am-9am.  
     
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  • Kung Fu Panda, Joel Adams And Acrobat Yoga!

    by Teigan | Apr 26, 2016
    Hi Total Girls, 

    It has been a busy few months; I feel I have so much to share with you… 
    March was the premiere of the newest of the Kung Fu Panda movies, and I had the chance to catch up with Jack Black on the Green Carpet! 

    I love arts and crafts and wanted to give Jack a little gift so I made him a noodle man. Yes it is a man made out of noodles!! Jack loved it. 

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    Our lovely production assistant and I also set to work on a NOODLE CART, take a look and let me know what you think. We were very proud! (haha) 

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    The carpet was so much fun and I absolutely loved the film. Pandas are one of my favourite animals, when I was little I used to have a toy stuffed panda and I still have him, PANDY is his name! 

    Next on my list is to tell you about my music lesson that I had with the talented JOEL ADAMS!!! I had bought a guitar about a year ago and have just never used it, so Joel was kind enough to give me a lesson, let’s just say I need A LOT of practice if I want to be as good as him. 

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    Now if you didn’t know I love health and wellness and am studying nutrition. I think it is so important to live a healthy lifestyle, so my next story took me inside the digestive system- literally all food must exit the body somewhere, yes you guessed it, we exited the digestive system through the bottom! 

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    Finally on my list is the wonderful Naomi Sequeira. We chatted about her success living in Liverpool in the UK (HOW TOTALLY AWESOME), where she was the lead in Disney’s Evermoor, we also spoke about her latest single Blank Paper

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    Now I know that Naomi loves to be active so I invited my two friends, Janine and Chris to give us an Acro-Yoga lesson, there was lots of laughs and a few wobbles but we got there in the end! 

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    That’s all for now TG’s, stay happy and positive! 

    Love T x
     
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  • Singapore Trip Part 2!

    by Candice | Mar 21, 2016

    Hi Total Girls!

    Exploring new parts of the world is my absolute favourite thing to do. It can be anything from discovering a new beach near my house to visiting a new city. So when I found out I would be filming in Singapore for Saturday Disney, I was over the moon! I’d only ever been to the airport in Singapore, so to spend a whole week there was incredible. I loved Teigan’s blog below so much that I thought I would share my highlights as well! 


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    I took so many photos on this trip that I could fill a whole hard drive! Most of the photos showcase the Singapore skyline at night (apart from my selfies haha). The lights sparkled over the harbour and for some reason it reminded me of Christmas! Straight after this photo was taken, I had the most delicious coconut ice cream. I really need to try and recreate the dessert at home! 

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    That brings me to my next point…FOOD!! Singapore has so many delicious cuisines on offer. Some of my favourite food on the trip included Indian curries, coconut water straight from the coconut and satay sticks! This picture was taken on the famous Satay Street where we tried everything! The peanut sauce was delicious. It was the first time there was silence on the trip - we had to fully embrace the taste! 

     

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    Chinatown also had the most interesting food on offer. I tried all of the treats at the market stalls and then Teigan gave me durian fruit to eat! I ate so much all at once but then the flavour set in and to be honest I felt a little unwell! I think I’ll just stick to durian ice cream next time, it’s a little easier to handle (with less smell!). I’ll always remember the energy and excitement of Chinatown, we were there during Chinese New Year so the streets were filled with lights and lanterns.  


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    One of my other highlights was our visit to Singapore Zoo. We had breakfast and took selfies with the orangutans! There was even a baby orangutan who was so cheeky! I saw him getting a lift from one of the adult orangutans. Can you see my little friend in the picture?  I think he’s very satisfied with his breakfast!


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    I feel so lucky to be able to travel with Saturday Disney and I feel like we get to take our viewers and loyal TG readers along for the adventure too!

    What are some of the adventures you have coming up?

    Keep Smiling. Love Candice xx

    PS: Saturday Disney is now on Channel 7 from 6am-7am and then we switch over to 7Flix from 7am-9am.
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  • Saturday Disney In Singapore!

    by Teigan | Feb 17, 2016

    Hey TGs,

    Saturday Disney has had a pretty exciting start to the year. The three of us boarded a plane and set off for Singapore!

     

    I hold Singapore close to my heart as I used to live there and I absolutely love the shopping and diverse culture! It was such a fantastic time to visit - the streets were bustling because Chinese New Year celebrations were underway. Chinatown, Little India and Arab St are some of my favourite places to hang out when I visit because they are bursting with colour, tradition and the most amazing authentic food you can find.

     

    Take a look at some of my favourite moments from the trip:

     

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    Having breakfast with the orangutans at Singapore Zoo was such an incredible experience. Orangutans are extremely intelligent animals – it was amazing to be so close to them!

     

    Then we met some of the Asian Elephants – this would have to be one of my all-time favourite moments! How awesomely cool is this?!

     

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    Now, let’s just talk about the food in Singapore! Being half-Chinese I’ve grown up eating Asian food. I ate A LOT, from chilli crab, to satay beef, to dumplings, to eating Indian with my hands - I even made Nathan and Candice try durian, also known as ‘stinky fruit’!

     

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    We also did loads of activities! I tried trapeze, we had a go-cart race on Sentosa Island (Nathan will say that he won but he totally didn’t! I did!), went on some really fun water slides, made curry in a cooking class, got henna on my feet in Little India, saw the largest indoor waterfall in the world in the Cloud Forest and I tried to climb a palm tree (haha)!

     

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    Haji Lane and Arab St were so much fun and I did a lot of shopping. There was a point where we were all shopping and our producer was on the street trying to find us for filming (haha, oops). We eventually came out from the shops with numerous bags in our hands.

     

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    Nathan, Candice and I perfected our jumping shot right out the front of the Merlion. We had an absolute blast in Singapore!!!

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    I am so excited to share with you more amazing trips and stories that 2016 has to offer! Always remember to go on adventures, be silly and don’t take yourself too seriously! J 

     

    T x 

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  • Ice Skating, The Sound Of Music And More!

    by Candice | Feb 01, 2016

    Hi Total Girls,

    If you’ve ever tried ice skating, then you know just how much practice is involved. Now imagine how much hard work and practice goes into speed skating!

    Well, 17-year-old Julia Moore makes it look easy. Julia is ready to represent Australia in short track speed skating at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. This will be the first time Julia has ever competed overseas and she’s so excited to visit Norway and meet new people from all over the world.

     

    Julia will race in the 500m, 1000m and the Mixed Nation Relay and has been training around 20 hours a week in the lead up. Julia is also balancing Year 12 and would love to continue competing internationally. I was so inspired by Julia’s talent that for my Saturday Disney story I decided to dress as her motivational mentor and wear a ‘Team Julia’ jumper that I made all by myself. You can see how proud I am in this photo! GO TEAM JULIA!  

     

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    I am always inspired by the people I meet during our filming for Saturday Disney. There are so many wonderful people to interview. During our shoot for The Sound of Music, I was surrounded by the most remarkable performers. Over 1000 kids auditioned to be part of this musical and I was lucky enough to meet some of the stars of the show.  I’ve always thought that the Von Trapp children had the cutest clothes so I thought I’d dress the part for our story. What do you think of my hairdo? I took hair inspiration from the youngest Von Trapp, Gretl. 

     

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    I also interviewed the very talented adult cast including Amy Lehpamer who stars as Maria, as well as Cameron Daddo who plays the role of Captain Von Trapp. I had the best time backstage with the cast and I felt part of the family by the end of the story, especially because I knew all of the songs in the musical. Now I just need to work on my dance moves...the Do Re Mi scene was quite fast-paced but I think after a few more rehearsals I’ll have it all worked out.  I can’t wait for you to see my story!

     

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    It’s the start of a new year so it’s a great time to realise your talents! It could be anything from bowling to beatboxing to ballet. Let your talent shine this month and let me know if you come up with anything that you never knew you could do!

     

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    Until next time, keep smiling!

    Love Candice xx

     

    PS: Saturday Disney is on Channel 7 from 6am-7am and then we switch over to 7TWO from 7am-9am.  

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  • 10 Fave Outfits Of 2015

    by Teigan | Dec 18, 2015

    Hi Total Girls,

     

    Can you believe it, Christmas is nearly here, which means it is nearly 2016! WOW what an incredible year, I thought it would be fun to reminisce on some super fun outfits of 2015… The year of dressing up!

     

    Here we go:


    1. PARIS AND LONDON! I had never been to Europe so was thrilled when I found out that I was going to Paris and London! Plus the show has never been filmed in Paris before!! The moment below really stuck with me the most...

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    Yes, while everyone else was frocked up on the ‘yellow’ carpet for the Minions premiere, I was trying to blend in - as the Minions like to say, I was a 'BA-NA-NA'! 


    2. We dressed up as food at Dream World. You know what, I am beginning to think there is a theme going on here, because once again I was a banana! (I am going to need to have a chat with my producers, haha...)

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    3. I introduced a lovely new character to the show Fifi the fashionista! She is confident, fashion-savvy and loves to dress up! I loved this story - it is always so much fun creating different characters and writing new and exciting stories! 

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    4. 
    The numerous Double Dog Dares, including...


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    Scuba!

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    Disco!

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    5. That time I started my own circus!

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    6. When I was a super hero and raced against a game designer! 

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    7. I am petrified of Spiders, so why not dress up like one?

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    8. When the Force was with me.

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    9. CAMP HERO! That was fun to film!

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    10. Finally... My Maleficent horns at the Disney's Descendants premiere in LA.

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    Hope everyone has a safe holiday! Can't wait for next year!

    Lots of love, 
    Teigs x

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  • Hanging Out With Animals!

    by Candice | Nov 30, 2015

    Hi Total Girls,

    I’m so excited to share my latest adventure with you! I recently travelled to Dreamworld on the Gold Coast to meet the most adorable tiger cub called Kai. Kai was born at Tiger Island on July 2015 and has been growing very quickly – about 1kg a week!

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    The highlight of my trip to Dreamworld was bottle feeding little Kai with Patrick, the Tiger Island Manager. He has a bottle three times a day and he absolutely loves it. I held the bottle up and he didn’t want to let go. I felt so lucky to be so close. It was incredible how soft he was and how big his feet were! Can you believe that every tiger in the world is unique, no two tigers have the same set of stripes?! Amazing isn’t it. I wanted Kai to remember me so I gave him a little toy tiger wearing a bow tie and he was very playful as he chewed it. 

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    I hope to visit Kai again soon; he actually lives at Dreamworld so that he can help people learn all about tigers. I chatted to Patrick on camera and Kai waited very patiently as if he was listening. The most important fact I learnt was that there are less than 3000 tigers left in the world. It’s so important that we keep learning all about these incredible creatures to protect them.

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    While I was at Dreamworld, I also visited some of the other locals including gorgeous twin bilbies. There’s so much to learn about these endangered animals. One thing I noticed was that they had very long claws which assist them in digging their burrows.  They take shelter in their burrows to escape the heat of the day as they usually live in desert areas. I’d love to learn more about these interesting and adorable little guys.

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    My final stop was at the baby dingoes.  I was lucky enough to feed them and even take them for a walk around the park.  A dingo’s colour is determined by where it lives (for example, golden yellow dingoes are found in sandy areas) and they are found all over Australia, except in Tasmania.

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    Until next time, keep smiling!

    Love Candice xx

    PS
    Saturday Disney is on Channel 7 from 6am-7am and then we switch over to 7TWO from 7am-9am.  

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  • Saturday Disney Visits LA!

    by Teigan | Oct 30, 2015
    Hi Total Girls,

    I am getting so excited because summer is just around the corner! Speaking of summer, Saturday Disney has been chasing the sun. Nathan and I recently went to LA we went exploring and we ate a lot of food! 

    On the way over I was allowed to go into the cockpit.

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    Good morning everyone, this is your captain Teigan speaking.

    We went paddle boarding with Jai Waetford and Demi Harman that was so much fun! There was a bit of friendly competition but unfortunately the boys won… I still think we need a REMATCH! 


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    Spot the Jai!


    We played with dogs at the airport, they were absolutely adorable, I wanted to bring one back to the Disney house for Candice…but I wasn’t allowed! 


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    So cute!
     

    Who loves Harry Potter? Well I got to ride on a broomstick at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, I wish Quidditch was real! 

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    Things got a little scary when we came face to face with a T.REX… nothing to fear though it was just at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. 

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    We then danced our way around LA literally, yes Nathan Morgan busted out the running man everywhere we went, and he tells me he doesn’t like to dance! (He secretly does, but shh don’t tell him I told you.) 

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    We had such an amazing time in LA and to top off the trip we had a night in Hawaii, I woke up at 5am to go for a swim before getting on a flight back to Sydney. 


    Until next time Total Girls,

     

    Love Teigs x

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