Elderly residents at a care home in Altham got into the ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ spirit by taking part in their very own ‘Bush Tucker Trial’.
Bosses at Altham Care Home on Burnley Road organised the afternoon to coincide with the broadcast of the latest series of the ITV show and the food eating trial included kangaroo, crocodile and ostrich.
Reptiles were also brought into the home from Bowland Farm and care home director Krish Singh said everyone had a ‘brilliant afternoon’.
He said: “At the beginning of the afternoon most of the residents said they would not touch them, but most of them were getting stuck in by
the end of the afternoon.
The reptile experience was started gently with a rabbit and gerbil, we thought we had got off lightly, then out came the African Giant Land Snails,quickly followed by an albino hedgehog, and giant millipedes.
After the trial out came the bearded dragons, lizards, corn snakes and ‘Monty’ the Python.
Paul Winterbottom, care home manager, said he was ‘amazed’ how much they enjoyed the afternoon.
He said he was surprised at how the ‘plucky pensioners’ got stuck in ‘fearlessly’