The I’m A Celebrity line up has been revealed and I’m still looking for a celebrity.
The definition of celebrity is a famous person, especially in entertainment or sport. Synonyms include: Very Important Person, star, superstar, leading light and bigwig.
The concept of celebrity reached its heights in the golden days of Hollywood.
In more recent times, Paris Hilton has summed up the new category of being well known, when she was described as famous for being famous.
Andy Warhol said everyone aspired to 15 minutes of fame and modern camera phones have brought that closer to reality. The selfie snapped alongside a personality has become a photographic art form as people claim fame by association.
Celebrity seems to have taken a tumble since the days of Marilyn Monroe. Those recruited for the Australian outback show are former footballer Jimmy Bullard, Irish model Nadia Forde, TV presenter Melanie Sykes, ex-newsreader Michael Buerk, Gemma Collins from The Only Way Is Essex, former Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson, Coronation Street actor Craig Charles, motorbike champion Carl Fogarty, ‘Allo ‘Allo actress Vicki Michelle and rapper Tinchy Stryder.
Pardon me for being underwhelmed.
It makes me wonder if any of them get embarrassed by the show’s title.
Not that they will be too bothered. They are all on a decent appearance fee and a few will be hoping the exposure will give them the sort of boost that briefly re-ignited the career of Joe Pasquale.
Even if they are booted out first it’s no hardship: they move straight into the nearby luxury of the six star PalazzoVersace Hotel.
Not bad work for celebrities with a small c.