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I’m A Celebrity stars will get through Bushtucker trials by ‘box breathing’, reveals expert

Are you ready for another year of Jungle chaos? We are, we’re excited to see I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! return to our screens this weekend.

Ten famous faces have already flown over to Australia to leave their lives of luxury behind and go back to basics. They are GB News presenter Nigel Farage, Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn Spears, This Morning host Josie Gibson, YouTuber Nella Rose, Made in Chelsea Star Sam Thompson and food critic Grace Dent.

Also joining them are Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard, JLS singer Marvin Humes and First Dates maître d’ Fred Siriex. Will they be able to hack a life of rice and beans, sleeping under the stars and a series of gross bush tucker trials?

Speaking to casinos.win, survival expert Rich Hungerford, a former Australian SAS Regiment Team Commander and Instructor, gave his top tips to the celebs to get through camp life- including teamwork and psychological resilience.



Ahead of the return of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, survival expert Rich Hungerford reveals his top tips to the famous faces going in the jungle... 
Ahead of the return of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, survival expert Rich Hungerford reveals his top tips to the famous faces going in the jungle… 

He said: “Professionally I consider the psychological aspects of the survival context to far outweigh physical life support skills and knowledge.

“Human beings demonstrating absolute and extreme determination to prevail no matter the depth of external challenges being faced; represent the true dynamic of human resilience.

“A participant should aim to view the situations they face as a game, as a challenge, as a test of inner mettle rather than as a calamity.

“This in no way alters the seriousness of the situation, however, it significantly alters the emotional and psychological response to the circumstances.”



Participants are also tested by the bush tucker trials they have to do to win food for camp, and Rich says they will also have to use mental strength to get through it
Participants are also tested by the bush tucker trials they have to do to win food for camp, and Rich says they will also have to use mental strength to get through it

Participants are also tested by the bushtucker trials they have to do to win food for camp, and Rich says they will also have to use mental strength to get through it.

Rich adds: “Specifically, a technique such as ‘Box Breathing’ can be very useful in managing a fearful situation. The box breathing technique is a simple process of slow, rhythmic, deep (abdominal) respiration to a count of 3-4 seconds.

“For example: inhale for 4 seconds, hold the breath for 4 seconds, exhale for 4 seconds, hold the exhale for 4 seconds and repeat with the inhale.”

Rich also encourages the celebrities to work as a team to get through the difficult situations they will find themselves in.



Rich also encourages the celebrities to work as a team to get through the difficult situations they will find themselves in
Rich also encourages the celebrities to work as a team to get through the difficult situations they will find themselves in

He says: “Teamwork is essential in any high-stress situation such as survival. I equate it to being in possession of a single book with which an individual must solve all the complex situations they face. Many hands make light work; many minds solve complex problems.”

The television personalities are likely to also struggle with the lack of familiarity with their environment.

“This wilderness locale is generally a gestalt of environmental conditions that most modern living humans are unaccustomed to.

“They consequently arrive in situ and become ‘overwhelmed’ by the lack of familiar reference points in the context of their normal life experience base. The consequent risk of exposure-related illnesses and injuries such as hyper and hypothermia are extant,” Rich said.

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