The opening VT of this years ‘Im a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ consisted of Ant and Dec basically saying the traumas they put this year’s ‘Celebrities’ through are more normal than the year 2016.
Step back into 12 months ago – David Cameron was PM, England seemed to be coming along nicely in football terms and were going into the Euro’s as dark horses whilst part of the together EU. A whole host of incredibly talented people were still with us, and we were still questioning whether Donald Trump was just some insane practical joke. 2016, it seemed, was quite promising. But the small matter of the reported £3 million to one of Brexit, Trump and Leicester later, our world is a very different animal.
January alone should’ve been ample warning. Within four days the UK had lost two of its most coveted stars in David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Music icon Prince also passed followed by one of the most influential men in modern times in Muhammad Ali. As each person left us the World seemed to feel simply emptier. As i’ve seen multiple times on social media ‘someone protect Sir David Attenborough’, and thank the lord he is still here.
The stunning Planet Earth 2 is some of the best television I have ever seen. For a student on a very low budget I can safely say it makes the TV license worth paying, somebody please let me know of anything more tense than that baby Iguana scene! The work those camera crews go through to show the natural wonders of our world seem to repay some faith in the human race as we sure needed it from somewhere.
Lets hope for a better end to the year than the start!