Dilruk Supports Parkinson’s in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here
Thursday, 9th January 2020

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.

Dilruk talks about Parkinson's around the jungle campfire

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.

 

 

About Dilruk

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk Jayasinha moved to Melbourne to attend university. Having completed a degree in accounting, he started working for one of the “Big Four”. However, after performing at an open mic night in 2010, that all changed…

Dilruk is now one of the most in demand headliners on the Australian comedy scene, with a reputation for consistently nailing his shows with his positive, upbeat brand of stand-up. Dilruk has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally, and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival with his show The Art of the Dil.

Dilruk has recorded an hour long stand up special for the ABC and is a regular on Network 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a ProblemHe also appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival.

In 2018, Dilruk received one of the highest accolades in Australian entertainment – the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2018 Logie Awards.

This year, Dilruk reprised his role in the fourth season of ABC TV’s award-winning Utopia, performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and returned to Edinburgh for the second year running with his new show, Cheat Day(s). He also recorded a stand up special for release globally on Amazon Prime in 2020.

Dilruk will be touring again in soon in his latest show Victorious Lion.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES

GET PARKINSON'S RESEARCH NEWS, FOUNDATION UPDATES, INVITATIONS TO EVENTS AND MORE.