Award-winning chef, Anna Polyviou, has packed her bags and travelled to the South African jungle for the ninth Australian season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
Polyviou is one of a number of Australian celebrities, sporting legends, comedians and reality stars heading into the jungle this year for the Channel 10 TV show, including Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson.
During her stay in the jungle, Polyviou will be raising money for the Dress for Success charity, which aims to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Polyviou told The Daily Telegraph her decision to enter the jungle is “very out of my comfort zone.”
“I dislike camping, bugs, snakes… everything I hate is in the jungle. Even being around people 24/7 is a lot for me as a lot of the time I like to spend time alone,” Polyviou said.
The Greek Cypriot chef is well-known in Australia for her distinctive pink mohawk, quirky urban style and contagious fun attitude.
Polyviou has not only worked in the world’s best kitchens such as the Pierre Herme Patisserie in Paris, London’s Claridge’s Hotel and the Sofitel Melbourne, but she also put the ‘hotel patisserie’ on the map as the former Creative Director of Pastry at Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney.
The chef has even released two books, Sweet Street in 2018 and Kids’ Corner in 2019, and has been a guest judge on Network 10’s TV program, MasterChef, for three years running.
In an interview with The Greek Herald in August last year, Polyviou opened up about her pride in her Greek Cypriot heritage and spoke about how her hardest challenge to date has been letting go of her dream of opening her first-ever patisserie shop in Sydney’s inner west.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is known from bringing the best and worst out of people as contestants battle the difficulties of life in the jungle. Only time will tell whether Polyviou will open up about this career success and her setbacks in the upcoming episodes.
You can vote for Anna at 10play.com.au/trial.