So it’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here time again. Are we in for the usual round of gleefully watching stars vomiting as they do revolting things and get stroppy as the going gets tough?
Of course, there’ll be some of that, but, this year, I think it’s going to be different. You see, 2011 is going to be the Year of The Old Bird.
This time producers have bucked the trend of mixing glamourous young things in the hope of creating some sexual chemistry and sprinkling in a couple of seniors to have someone to do the cooking. Let’s face it, the world doesn’t need another Katie Price and Peter Andre moment.
Obviously there is still one babe, Jessica Jane Clements, who will look amazing in a bikini, they would be breaking TV law to miss her out. But otherwise the stars of this years show are going to be the mature women – Hart to Hart legend Stefanie Powers, Luton Airport star Lorraine Chase, athlete Fatima Whitbread and Benidorm actress Crissy Rock.
These old girls are tough – there will be nothing Ant and Dec can chuck at them that will trouble them in the slightest. In fact, I’m prepared to make a prediction: their utter domination of the show will lead to a change in the way the world views more mature women. By Christmas governments will crumble to be replaced by rod-of-iron grandmothers. By Easter older women in industry will be dashing through the glass ceiling, having cleaned it on the way, and this time next year statistics will reveal that the post-menopausal will earn more than bankers. Reading glasses will be the new killer heels, and air conditioning will be turned up everywhere because “of course it’s hot in here”.
The rest of this article is on the STV website.