I'm a celebrity get me out of here austrlalian bloggers edition

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me OUT OF HERE Australian Bloggers Edition

So last week I was exploding from all ends. It was nasty. I caught the gastro bug from my Esther. I had washed my hands constantly after catching each vomit and cleaned like I was on steroids… but to no avail. The stomach bug got me and it got me good.

Due to my terrible predicament, all I could do was lie on the couch and watch TV. I rarely watch night time TV because I’m straight on the computer, getting work done.

But I got to watch I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here and I got hooked. Just for a week though, while I recovered. Yet it was enough for my mind to imagine what it would be like to be on a show like this in the African jungle. And then I thought about the bloggers I’d want to hang out with on the show and I thought, “this would make a freaking awesome blog post”. And so here it is: I’m a Celebrity… Get Me OUT OF HERE Australian Bloggers Edition.

Now there are only 10 spots and I’ve chosen 8 contestants cause one has to be taken by me (of course) and the other is a contestant you can decide to add to the mix.

To be honest, I’d crap myself if I was selected for a show like this. I don’t like to camp. I don’t like creepy, crawly, slitthery creatures and those bathroom facilities… I just don’t think I could deal. But being the woman I am, I would suck it up and get on with the tasks. And cry. There would be lots of crying.

Now in no particular order, here is who I would want to be with out in the African jungle. (And I may have got some inspiration from this year’s show.) Also if you weren’t chosen in this mix… it’s not because I don’t want to hang out with you. I’m saving you from the snakes and extreme outdoor challenges that will make you want to sh*t your pants on national television. I’m saving you the embarrassment!

1. Rebecca from The Plumbette – I would NEVER sign up for a show like this. BUT if it was to raise money for charity, I’d give it a go. I’d be able to fix any bathroom facility issues, I can cook and I will scream and act like a total crazy freak when doing the challenges which makes for wonderful viewing and ratings.

Rebecca The Plumbette I'm a celebrity get me out of here

2. Robyna from Mummy and the Minx – Robyna can make her own clothes and from what I understand, there aren’t a lot of spare clothes on the set. I’d put Robyna to work stringing a few leaves here and there for an African inspired outfit while our clothes dried in the sun after being washed. Robyna is creative and level-headed which would be a much needed personality to balance things in the camp.

Robyna I'm a celebrity get me out of here

3. Christina from Hair Romance – There is no electricity, so no hair straighteners. I’d want Christina to do my hair everyday in braids and plaits so I could look good every day. I mean I’d be on TV and I need to look presentable. I would share her with other contestants too. #sharingiscaring #priorities

I'm a celebrity get me out of here christina hair romance

4. Renee from Mummy Wife Me – I’m not sure how Renee would cope in the jungle, but I do know we’d stick together.  We’d probably huddle and hide and cry and scream. BUT Renee has a clever hubby, Dave, who knows how to rock climb and abseil and do all things outdoorsy that I am HOPELESS at. Renee would be my go-to person to get tips on how to abseil from a helicopter and launch myself on a flying fox, down some ridiculously high rock.

Renee I'm a celebrity get me out of here Australian Bloggers Edition

5. Danielle from Miss Chardy will keep us ALL entertained out in the jungle. She would make the whole experience heaps of fun I reckon. She has a contagious laugh.  If she can handle the outback, she can handle Africa and I’d DEFINITELY want her by my side in the African jungle. If we don’t laugh we will most certainly cry. Danielle will prevent us from crying ugly snot tears in front of the cameras. She may even smuggle in some wine and the Lord knows we’d all need a swig of it to get through the challenges.

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6. Bruce from Big Family Little Income – Bruce would make being in the African jungle a HOOT! If he can handle 7 kids, he can handle all sorts of creatures, great and small,l in the African jungle. His commentary on what goes on would keep all viewers stuck to their screens. He could also whip up a feast for the contestants as I’m sure he’s used to feeding an army at his house.

Bruce from Big family little income

7. Carly from Smaggle – When there is no technology and there isn’t a lot to do… you need someone who can teach you a new skill. Carly is the crochet queen and she could teach us all how to crochet to pass the time. She’s also a ray of sunshine and would add laughter and fun to the camp.

Carly from Smaggle

8. Darren from Problogger – Look we need another male contestant and Darren came to mind. He’d give good pep talks before a challenge and a boot up the butt on ‘what are we avoiding?’ Snakes and cockroaches, Darren. SNAKES AND COCKROACHES is what I’d shout.

Darren Rowse

9. Amanda from Cooker and a Looker – Not only can Amanda cook, she can handle snakes like a pro. I’d be setting my bunk next to Amanda, hoping she will protect me from anything slithery and dangerous. I’m sure she could cook up something delicious from the rations and the winning challenge food supplies. I could also trust that she would handle all the creepy creature challenges that literally make my skin crawl.

Amanda Cooker and a Looker

10. ?

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Number 10 is blank cause I want to hear who YOU would want to see added to this mix of bloggers in the jungle. Would you add yourself? Another blogger? And why would you add them to the mix?

I’m linking up with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.

  • This is awesome. Such a fun post! Thanks for including me. Yes, I’d be doing lots of crying and huddling and much whinging too I’d expect 😉 I am now of course an expert climber thanks to my husband forcing me up the climbing wall every day and can teach you a thing or two about knots. Great casting. I’d definitely need Robyna for the clothes and Christina for the hair. I think someone like Kathy from YingYang Mother to help us meditate and do yoga every day would be a great idea.

    • See I knew it would be a good decision to have you on board. I think Kathy would be great. We would DEFINITELY need to know how to meditate to get through the experience. I’d probably have to do it with my eyes open in case of snakes though…

  • Hugzilla- you’ll need some laughs in there!

    • YES!! She would have us all (and the viewers) in stitches!!

    • Yes! Agree 100%! I vote Hugzilla too!

  • LydiaCLee

    Ha! We had a blackout last night and I can tell you now that I wouldn’t be putting my hand up to go anywhere without electricity – crocheting or not….

    • LOL. I didn’t think how pitch black it would get…

  • Such a fun post! I definitely won’t be taking the tenth spot, the only place I camp is in a hotel room! I think the 10th spot should go to Jim AKA Mr Romance because Mr and Mrs Romance always travel together and he also concocts the best cocktails. No one will go thirsty on his watch!

    • Oh that is SUCH a great idea. Jim would be fabulous. It would be good to even the numbers up too.

  • Funnily enough, I’ve been pitching to do a version of I’m a blogger get me out of here at Rottnest Island. Apart from pitching, I hadn’t really given much thought as to who I would bring with me. I like your lineup.

    • LOL, that is hilarious, but very cool. If you need ideas for casting… 😉

  • Hahaha, you are very clever! I haven’t watched this yet, but I know there is NO WAY I could ever do something like that!

    • But I was hoping you’d take the 10th place? Surely you could cook up dessert for us all?! 😉

  • Love this! What a cast you have put together. There is no way I could do this. It’s just not me. I’m more a MKR girl; give me an apron and a kitchen and I’m up to the challenge!

    • I’d love to see you on MKR Jodi. I’ve kind of stopped watching that show cause of all the drama between teams.

  • Haha! I can’t even watch it – the whole idea fills me with horror. I’m a city girl through and through!

    • I watched a bit last night and omg the challenge was so hard. I would have creamed my jeans for sure. But Nazeem and Keira did it. They were awesome. x

  • Very funny! I loved seeing your mix of bloggers in this challenge. I don’t know who I would add but it certainly wouldn’t be me! I hate spiders and snakes and I would not cope at all!
    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • Haha. That makes two of us Ingrid. So maybe I should trade my place for someone else… 🙂

  • Hugzilla

    OMG I would pay to watch this!! What IS it about that show. Every year I try to avoid it and then I get sucked in somehow watching these people sit around camp. It should be the most boring thing in the world but it is remarkably mesmerising.

    • you are my vote for spot number ten lol besides making us laugh i figure if you can create a cake out of meat we can put you in charge of creating clever meals from the crap available to the contestants

    • It’s interesting isn’t it? I watched a bit last night and I couldn’t walk away.

  • Miss Chardy

    ha ha ha ha, what a great post. Love it Bec. Too funny. I think you have chosen wisely and thanks so much for thinking I might make you all laugh (much better than hiding in my wardrobe crying ugly tears of my own) ha ha. For the extra person I would like to choose Kirsten from http://www.kirstenandco.com xx

    • Oh Kirsten would be fabulous. She’d make the whole experience a hoot. I wonder if Charmaine would make an appearance too? 🙂

  • Gorgeous post Bec! Maybe blogger number #10 should be Mrs Woog – surely she is a must when it comes to this even if just for all the awesome stories she could tell to keep us entertained!

    • Mrs Woog would be awesome indeed! I think we’d be clinging together through the challenges, but the conversations would be great to be involved in and listened to.

  • Oh my gosh, this is hilarious!! I too am hooked though am missing out a bit now the Mr is back at work. I pick me to come to the jungle because I need to escape my freshly 2 year old who is spending her days simply screaming at me. I will jump out of a plane just a little bit of a break and hopefully when I get back she will be over it. LOL

    • Come along babe. I’d love to hang out with you in the Jungle. We always have a fab time whenever we get together. And I love you’re reasoning too. HAHA!! xx

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    This is gold Bec! I don’t watch the show but I can imagine how addictive it could be if you started getting into it. I’m not going to nominate anyone else as there are some awesome suggestions below but I WOULD definitely watch this version if it ever screened!!!

    • I would watch it too… even if I wasn’t in it. I reckon it would be awesome to watch and wouldn’t it be a great boost to the blogging community as a whole?

  • Ha, funny post, love it. I would definitely not be joining you, I couldn’t cope with the creepy crawlies but love the cast you have put together and I wouldn’t miss an episode! (I’ve linked up to IBOT today from A Box Of). xx

    • I’m loving the look of your new business Vicki. Will keep it in mind when I have to send presents interstate. xx

  • Bahaha. Thanks for including me – I’ll be on the other side of Amanda’s bunk and her snake wrangling abilities. And I vote Handbag Mafia and Hugzilla on for the laughs and the provocative conversation!

    • Great choices. We do need people to help conversation flow. 🙂

  • Such a fun post. I would also want Christina there to be braiding my hair! So many awesome picks and I put in another vote for Hugzilla!

    • Lots of people are voting Hugzilla. I definitely agree, she would make the whole experience funny. It would be good viewing too. 😉