Okay so here we go! It’s mine and Maz’s episode tomorrow. It’s extremely exciting to think that the episode is going to revolve around us and our choice. Then I can just fade into shipwrecked obscurity, bar a few arguments here and there.
I want to share something, but the begging of this story is going to sound very random and like I’m name dropping... but stay with me....
A week before I flew out to the Cook Islands I was at a corporate golf day with my old job, where I met Abi Titmuss... I would like to take this opportunity to say that like a lot of people I build up an image of someone based on the way the media portray them, and it’s sad to say I had a negative image of Abi, but during a 10 minute chat with her she came across as an extremely warm, friendly, intelligent person.... ANYWAY the reason I bring this up is because I told her that I was going on shipwrecked and asked for any advice she could give, knowing of course that she had been on Celebrity Love Island. Be yourself, be honest she said, because the audience will see though you if you are fake. And sitting here now, having not seen the series yet I am confident that’s what I did.
I may have been argumentative, I may have been rude and condescending at times, but I hope at no time did I appear fake. It’s this cornerstone of my beliefs that now makes me wary of some of the Shipwreckers. Because although I may have liked them and may have bonded with them, I know that there were people on that show throughout the course of the series who were fake, and dare I say, planning for a career after shipwrecked. This doesn’t mean I don’t like them, but it always remains in the back of my min.. Maybe I’m wrong and maybe being confined to an island makes you over-analyze things, but see if you can spot what I’m talking about and let me know.
There is a flip side to all this of course. Completely honest genuine people who I would trust without hesitation... and there are a few names I can drop into that hat.
That’s all I wanted to say. Enjoy the episode tomorrow.