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The Osbournes






Melinda
Exclusive Interviews: Melinda





 
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MTV: Where are you from?

Melinda: I'm from Melbourne, Australia.

MTV: What is a typical day like in the Osbourne house?

Melinda: It's very hectic; every day is different, but every day I get here at about 9:00 a.m. Usually I just get here, get Jack and Kelly out of bed and make sure they're up for their tutoring, make them breakfast or coffee or hot chocolate or whatever they want. Then I start answering phones; the phones ring all the time.

MTV: What are your hours like?

Melinda: I try to start by about 9 a.m. and usually I try to leave around 6:00 at night. But sometimes I'm here till 9 or 10 at night, or sometimes I stay here--it just depends on what's going on. It's different every day. I do get weekends off, but it depends if Sharon and Ozzy are out of town, you know, and the children are here. In that case, I stay with them on the weekends. Sometimes I come in on the weekends just to say hi.

MTV: What's the funniest experience you've had on the job?

Melinda: I'm not too sure. There are loads of experiences with things going on and things like that. Kelly setting the kettle on fire, that was pretty funny.

MTV: Have you had any strange experiences?

Melinda: I guess I haven't seen anything all that strange. It's like any regular household, just a bit busier than the house I grew up in. But you know, there are three kids, two working parents, not to mention the dogs, so it's a very busy household.

MTV: How is working with the Osbournes different than working for another family?

Melinda: I'm not too sure, I haven't really worked with teenagers before, so that is different. And other families I've worked for had small children or babies, so its different working with teenagers, that's for sure. I guess you know the kids will get recognized when we're out or something, so that's different because they're just regular teenagers, you know. They're not any different then any other teenagers.

MTV: How will you guys handle the way the show may change things for you, like being recognized on the street?

Melinda: I don't know. Jack's been teasing me, saying, you know, "You're going to become America's most wanted nanny," and I'm like, no one would care about me if I wasn't the nanny for the Osbournes. So, I don't know. Jack and I have a bet--he says that at least four people will want to interview me about this [show]. I just can't see it happening, to be quite honest. It's like the family's thing, doesn't have anything to do with me. I'm just on camera because I work here.




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