Dermie’s jungle warfare
FOOTY legend Dermott Brereton has prepared for the I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! jungle by walking the Kokoda Trail.
Dermie, pictured, took on the gruelling trek in Papua New Guinea for the second time, boasting: “I went from 101kg to 93kg. “It’s a lot easier to stick it on than take it off.” After being sounded out previously, Dermie finally said ‘yes’. “Three things had to line up for me,” he said. “I had to find the event interesting, I had to have the correct amount of time available, and it had to be worth my time financially, let’s not beat around the bush. “Not too much churns my stomach. I’m likely to eat the food, get it down and walk to the nearest bush when they say ‘Here is your star, here is your completion award’, and then just ralph everywhere.”
IT’S the 10th season of and over the past decade, South Australian teams have fared very well, with several of them taking out the competition.
But this year’s team, Lyn Ellbourn and Sal Caputo, from Port Pirie, pictured, are sure they have what it takes to impress judges Manu Feildel and Pete Evans.
“We’re going to bring fun to says schoolteacher Lyn, who met Sal when she moved from Adelaide eight years ago and “lobbed into his hairdressing salon”.
“It was friends at first sight,” says Sal, who grew up in Port Pirie, and who Lyn describes as the town’s “unofficial mayor”.
“The local seafood shop has been in our family for four generations,” he explains. “I know just about everyone here. I want to make them all proud and put Port Pirie on the map.”
“Sal and I love cooking,” Lyn says. “It joins people at a fundamental level.
“I’ve always been around people who have cooked – my nanna, my mother and many of my friends. Sal cooks in a rustic manner and enjoys the flavours of his Italian heritage.
“Because of our different interests in cuisines I believe we offer varied tastes.”