FUSSY eaters need not apply for this culinary challenge!
St John’s Hospice in Wirral is holding its very own “bush tucker trial” in Hoylake next month, inspired by hit television show I’m a Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here!
The trial - entitled I’m not a Celebrity, Get Me in There! – takes place on Sunday, November 30 and will begin with a starter of stilton cheese, octopus, raw garlic and rollmop herrings.
Organisers are keeping the rest of the menu under wraps until the night but are promising the ultimate in jungle dining for those brave enough – including edible insects and eyeballs.
Lynne Hamilton, fundraising co-ordinator at the hospice, said: “We are looking for eight people to take part in the bush tucker trial and this is their opportunity to become a celebrity for the night.
“They will be served an authentic bush tucker meal of strange and unusual tasting foods and, as always, some surprises.
“This will be a great night and we are expecting a total sell out.”
Everyone who takes part in the trial will be asked to raise as much sponsor money as possible.
The Pioneer’s reporter Chris Smith went along to Jack Rabbit Slims last week to try some of the bush tucker fare being served up on the night.
He said: “While journalists usually love free food, this was one lot of grub which I didn’t relish.
“It looked disgusting on the plate and believe me, it tasted even more disgusting. Whatever it was I was eating was slimy, crunchy, slightly vile and left a hideous after-taste in my mouth for hours after.”
Tickets to watch the event are £3 in advance and £5 on the night, available from Jack Rabbits or the fundraising office at St John’s Hospice. For details call Lynne on 0151 343 0778.