The latest season of Channel 10’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has just finished and Shake It Up were super excited to have comedian Dilruk Jayasinha Supporting Parkinson’s.
While Dilruk was voted out of the Jungle, we are so proud of his time there and for helping to raise awareness for Parkinson’s.
Before he left, he shared with his campmates why he is passionate about supporting Parkinson’s.
Why Dilruk is supporting Parkinson’s
Dilruk said “My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago, so I was excited to do something and contribute to that. It’s a pretty awful disease so it’s nice to feel like I’m doing something.”
His time in the Jungle
Dilruk spoke candidly with the other celebrities about some of the struggles he has faced in the past. From bullying in school to his battle with alcohol, food and learning to love himself.
Prior to heading in the jungle Dilruk told 10 daily he was “scared of everything”, but his time in the camp showed that he’s made of much tougher stuff. Quite literally almost stumbling into a snake that made its way into camp alongside Ryan Gallagher, Dil held his composure.
There was also the tucker trial he and fellow comedian Nikki Osborne faced, put in a massive tombola in a twisted game of Bingo where they were rolled around with all sorts of nasties.
When asked is he would recommend it to anyone he said.
“It really tests [you]. For me, particularly, every aspect of it was scary. Meeting new people, I’ve never camped, I haven’t cooked in two years… I’ve never used a flint before, and all those creepy crawlies?
“I think it is such a rewarding experience to be able to push through the barriers of your comfort zone and then you come away with, you know, learning new things about yourself. That alone is worth it.”
Dilruk is currently touring with his latest show Victorious Lion. We hope you can head along and show him your support.