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I’m a celebrity, get me in here!

So, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has returned to our screens. For some, this is a cause for celebration and more daily discussions in the office (I’ll bring my earplugs) whilst for others it’s just another addition in a long list of reality TV shows that seem to be so popular these days. Whilst my own personal attitude on the show might be ‘I’m Not Bothered about Celebrities Get This Off My TV’ you can’t help but admit that the first few shows are usually a good watch. The opening episodes featured parachute jumps and the obligatory disgusting food challenges and I believe the first contestant has already left camp… didn’t take long did it?! As is the way with many reality TV shows, they love to create contrasts as a means of enhancing the drama, and in this case adding to the humour. On the one hand you’ve got unfortunate souls sleeping rough with spiders, rats and other nameless creepy crawlies and on the other you have the ever smug and ever likeable Ant and Dec whizzing along on a rather nice speedboat and staying in the lap of luxury, which is where the contestants first were introduced to one another in the opening episode. That lap of luxury has a name, The Palazzo Versace, a beautiful luxury hotel located on Australia’s alluring Gold Coast.  I think it’s safe to assume that any hotel with the Versace name applied is going to feature a good deal of style. And this one certainly does not disappoint. Featuring treatments at the Per Aquum Spa, private water salon cabanas for luxurious relaxation, refined restaurants like Vanitas and Il Barocco, and of course, an on-site Versace Boutique – the hotel is the perfect contrast to life in the Aussie jungle. Your fully branded Versace guest room at the hotel will feature a private bar, whirlpool tub, deluxe range amenities, complimentary Internet and an LCD TV with Sony Playstation.  And that’s only the half of it. One passing thought that crossed my mind was that if I were a minor C list celebrity who might be on the show’s radar, it would be a good idea to be included on the ‘standby’ list purely to enjoy a couple of weeks staying here. But what if they called you up, I hear you say?  Well, you could always just feign illness I suppose! Dominic Speakman is the CEO at Destinology. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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