I’m a Celebrity is back on our screens (in fact it’s nearly over!) and I for one am loving it. So are my sons. It’s nice to sit and watch telly with them. Anyway, Kate from Kate on Thin Ice thought it would be a good idea to jump on the bandwagon and challenge some bloggers. Luckily I don’t have to eat kangaroo testicle or ostrich anus. Or be locked in a box in the dark with a load of rats. It’s far more straightforward than that! All she wants me to do it answer a few questions.
So without further ado…
1 What one thing about being a parent makes you scream ‘get me out of here’?
Sadly there are a fair few of them, but probably the worst thing for me is when the kids get ill. I don’t cope very well with it and spend the whole time feeling stressed and anxious. I lost about half a stone when my boys and husband got flu last Christmas (and anyone who knows me will know I don’t have a half a stone to lose!).
2. What qualities would you bring to the jungle?
Lots of energy and a fair amount of organisational skills. If I can organise three kids, I can organise a bunch of celebrities in the jungle, can’t I?
3. How are you likely to annoy people in your were stuck with them for 3 weeks?
By nagging! That’s certainly the way I annoy my family most of the time.
4. What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
I’ve never eaten anything particularly bad as I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 17, so I’ve never eaten any horrible meat like pigeon or rabbit. Eating rabbit would be the worst possible thing for me as I love rabbits.
5. What item would you smuggle into the jungle with you?
My hand sanitizer! I’m obsessed with cleaning my hands and killing off germs, although I guess I’d have to loosen up on that a bit in the jungle.
6. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?
I’m not a very brave person at all. I haven’t done anything adventurous like backpacking or a parachute jump. Probably the bravest thing for me was going on a coach trip to see the Levellers in Belgium with a bunch of strangers when I was 19.
7. Who would you miss most if you went into the jungle with a bunch of strangers?
All of my family! I don’t think I’d miss any of them more than the others. My husband is very good at looking after us and organising us and my kids are just my kids. I love them to bits. Even though they can be quite a handful, life isn’t the same without them and I and always miss them if they go off on camps or residential trips.
8. What celebrity alive or dead would you like to have with you in the jungle and why?
I’d choose Freddie Mercury as I’ve always been a huge Queen fan. He was such an enigma and I would have loved to have met him. He died when I was 18. I got up on the morning of my little sister’s birthday and my parents told me he’d died and I cried. I don’t think I’ve ever cried about another celebrity dying.
9. What would scare you about being in the jungle?
Claustrophobia is my big fear. Nobody really likes bugs, do they, but I think I’d cope OK with them. Being shut in a box or a tunnel on the other hand… It makes me feel breathless just thinking about it.
10. After leaving the jungle, you go to a luxury hotel. What would be the first thing you did on reaching your hotel?
Have a shower! I’d just want to feel clean. Once I was clean, I’d start eating lots of food!
11. Who do you think should win the Jungle Crown this year?
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think Joey Essex should win. He’s been really good entertainment and seems like a genuinely nice person. Unlike a lot of them… I think they’ve been a pretty horrible bunch this year.
12. Who is your least favourite celebrity in the jungle and why?
I think a lot of them are pretty nasty, but my least favourite would probably be Lucy. I think she’s really horrible to people, both to their faces and behind their backs.
13. Which celebrity has surprised you most and how?
Steve Davis! Who knew the legendary ‘Mr Boring’ would have such a good sense of humour. He’s definitely been one of my favourites this year.
Find out how Kate answered the questions herself here
And now to tag some bloggers. I could be imaginative, but I’m just going to tag some of my oldest blogging friends. Feel free to give it a go, ladies! Look forward to reading your answers.