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Kressley Family to Appear on Celebrity Family Feud

By Suzy Lucine


Carson Kressley and his family recently taped an episode of Celebrity Family Feud. It is now scheduled to air on August 21.

The casting agent who worked with Carson a few years ago on “Dancing With The Stars” reached out to him late last winter. “I was thrilled to accept as there was a good chance to raise a lot of money for a charity that is very important to me, the Al D Rodriguez Liver Foundation,” said Carson, who is a founding member of this foundation that was named after a dear friend he lost to liver cancer. “My family was thrilled about the prospect of participating and coming to Hollywood for a few days.”

Carson has owned and shown countless world and national champion Saddlebred horses and ponies since the 1980s, including Enchanting Memories,  Roselanes Angelo, Sir Silver Knight, CH Yorktowns Royal Lady, CH Regal Gleam, CH Callaways Prime Rate, CH Page Six, CH The Ultimate Sultan, CH Drakkar, and many more. He currently owns several young stars under the direction of Arrowhead Farm and Devore Stables.

Joining Carson were his sister and her daughter, Diana Kressley Billig and Morgan Billig. Diana has bred, owned and shown champion Saddlebreds, including CH Lots of Talent, CH Snickers, WC Melrose Place, CH Espresso Love, Regal's Rebel, Wheira Theira and many more.  Currently, Diana has an exciting three-year-old in training at Broadmoor. Morgan has owned and shown CH Fight Night, CH Meritage, Signed Sealed Delivered, and CH Heirrison Ford.

Rounding out the team of five were Carson’s sister-in-law, Beverly Kressley, and her son, Brett Kressley.

When host Steve Harvey introduced family members and asked them what they did, Diana mentioned that she runs the family farm and owns and breeds American Saddlebred show horses. So there was a great opportunity to do some subtle promotion for the breed.

Of course, Carson’s family members were nervous about appearing on television, which is normal. The experienced television star assured them to not worry as “Everything looks much bigger on tv and that the studio would be surprisingly small and intimate,” he said. 

When the Kressley family arrived at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, to tape the show, the studio was gigantic and there were several hundred people in the audience. “Needless to say, at that point we were all nervous!” Carson said.

The show is scheduled to appear on ABC this summer, on July 17. If you are on Twitter, Carson’s account, @carsonkressley, will have the updated time the show will air.


Photo credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

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