Der­mie’s jun­gle war­fare

Sunday Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

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.”

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