By: Blonde Two
Image: Hi-Tec Eurotrek Lite Waterproof women’s walking boot (DofE recommended and the official boot for I’m a Celebrity… 2020).

Well things are looking a tad more cold, rainy and Welsh for this year’s batch of hapless Get Me Out of Here! celebrities. No cosy Australian jungle for them, instead a spooky time at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

I have to say I’m not an avid watcher but I do like exploring chilly ruins, sleeping in draughty places, and eating strange foodstuffs, so maybe I would do well. Which is a shame because, although we Blondes occasionally get recognised out on Dartmoor, and we have been on telly, we aren’t really THAT kind of celebrity.

Bush tucker trials

There’s nothing whatsoever wrong with spending the night on the sofa watching other people endure strange outdoor activities but, if the action in Wales is leaving you feeling bereft of adventure, we have ten (mostly outside) ideas to help you set up your very own ‘I’m a Celebrity’ experience, whilst sticking to current lockdown restrictions.

  1. Sleep on the patio. (Or failing that,  in the spare room, on the floor, with the window open.)
  2. Sit on a hill in the dark wearing walking boots, red trousers, and a red gilet over a grey shirt.
  3. Stick your hands into the compost bin and leave them there for the worms to enjoy for two minutes.
  4. Go fishing and see how many maggots you can hold in your lips for a minute.
  5. Eat a whole black pudding (confession time, I love black pudding).
  6. Get yourself down to the beach and nibble a bit of sea lettuce (hint, it’s the flat, bright green slimy one).
  7. Cook your dinner on a wood fire (collecting the wood yourself first of course).
  8. Do a bit of crying at the moon. The next full moon is a BEAVER moon on November 30th. Nice!
  9. Bake your own Welsh cakes. Easy to make and really very tasty!
  10. Learn how to pronounce, ‘Get me out of here!’ in Welsh.

‘Cael fi allan o fan hyn!’

From time to time we Blondes are sent free outdoor products to field test and promote. We will always be honest about our findings and many products we don’t keep for ourselves find their way into our expedition stores. Great for us, great for you and great for our youngsters!