[caption id="attachment_3471" align="alignright" width="300"] Many of our flush doors can be used as sliding doors, which often saves space when clearances are tight.[/caption]
Back in the 90's there was a television programme that aired on a Saturday evening called Stars In Their Eyes. This may seem a strange topic for a Blog about doors, however the highlights in the show involved the opening of a set of sliding doors. This was a show that was geared for the whole family and it was very popular until the series ended in 2006. Members of the public would sign up to the programme to impersonate a famous singer. There were about five acts on each week and the pivotal moment for each guest would be the point at which they stepped out of the door transformed from their usual appearance to that of their celebrity idol. The opening of the sliding door was a key part of the programme as people eagerly awaited the results of the makeover, which included wigs, lots of makeup and clothes to reflect those of the celebrity.
Matthew Kelly was probably the most famous presenter and during his time on the show. The public, through telephone votes, voted for the best act and over a thousand people went through the famous doors.
The format of the programme was always the same starting with background interviews with the guest, where they talked about their lives and their love of the star they were going to impersonate, however they did not reveal who that was until the moment the famous doors appeared on the screen. Then finally they would say "Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be ..." At this moment the doors would open and they would appear dressed as their chosen star in cloud of dry ice and bright lights. Last year a celebrity version of the show was aired called Your Face Sounds Familiar, however I did not manage to catch this version and can only hope they retained the all-important door opening revelation.
If you need a sliding internal door it is very easy to adapt many of Doorsan products to slide, please contact our sales team for advice.