Family set to star on The One Show

w3837a048 What Women Want - Sharon King has published a book based on her daughter Daisy. Sharon, Daisy and Rosie.
w3837a048 What Women Want - Sharon King has published a book based on her daughter Daisy. Sharon, Daisy and Rosie.

A MUM who was inspired by her children to write a debut novel will star with her family on a top television show next week.

Sharon King has been writing her Imperfect Family Express blog and monthly columns in What Women Want for more than two years.

And in December she published her first book The Daily Journal of Arabella Crumblestone, written to help people understand about living with autism.

It was inspired by her children, Rosie, 12, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, Daisy, 10, who has Kabuki Syndrome, and Lenny, nine, who is autistic.

Now the family are to appear on BBC1’s The One Show, after a film crew shadowed them for two days last week, following them on a day at home and a trip to Cannon Hall Farm, near Denby Dale.

Rosie takes centre stage in the film, telling the audience about her family and school life.

Mrs King, 41, of Peel Street, Horbury, said: “Rosie has developed a real taste for it after she filmed a piece for Newsround about living with autism.

“She spent an hour being interviewed about her life, which will be used for the commentary.

“Rosie is a dream to film because she is so uninhibited, whereas I was really nervous.

“It’s so lovely that they want to use children to raise awareness about autism, it’s invaluable. It’s amazing to think the 4m viewers will see our family.”

The family’s appearance on The One Show should be screened next Thursday.

Mrs King’s book is available from Rickaro’s on High Street, Horbury, or from www.sharonkingbooks.co.uk.

Read her monthly column in What Women Want next Friday.