I’m not a massive fan, but even I knew that Noel Edmonds was jungle bound, and so when BBC Radio Ulster got in touch to chat about his I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! presence, I was more than happy to join presenter Seamus McKee and fellow guest Harry McGuigan - an amazing 76 year old Judo champion!
Aside from his Emperor entrance, Noel’s physical appearance had been much talked about in the media - articles maybe like this one - and caused much fascination & speculation as to how he did it. Are his slow workouts in the dark the secret? Do we all need a 15 min daily lie down on a £2000 electro-magnetic mat? Should we all follow his alkaline diet? Should we all be distancing ourselves from negative forces that could damage our health?
SPOILER! - aside from the last one, Harry & I didn’t reckon much of that was needed. Some no frills good eating, regular exercise and rest will do the trick for most of us.
But you know what, whatever works for you, makes you happy, and promotes you taking care of your mind and your body is good by me. Anyone who cares enough about themselves to invest time and money should be applauded, not sneered at or judged - especially as we get older.
Go Noel - I don’t think that’s the last we’ll hear of him!
You can listen again here from about 22 minutes in.
Some of Noel’s jungle highlights