I’m A Celebrity 2020: Julia Morris Auctioning Off Handmade Gown For Bushfire Relief
While the celebrities are handed their camp uniforms, the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ hosts Dr Chris Brown and Lady Julia Morris bring the fashion to the jungle every day.
Bespoke suits and stunning gowns really do stand-out when you’re wandering into the humble camp to surprise the celebs.
Speaking to ‘Studio 10’ on Monday, Julia paid credit to the show’s stylist, Lauren Boutros saying she has “gone out into the world over the last 12 months, found some of the most extraordinary, extraordinary dresses and gowns and handmaid suits”.
“We can’t take any of the compliments because we’re just wearing them!” she continued.
One of those extraordinary, extraordinary gowns was the one Julia wore in the Season 6 premiere, handmade by Nicky Velani, a Sydney-based designer who makes incredible wedding dresses and has made custom gowns for Australia’s top talent including Celeste Barber, Megan Gale, Sophie Monk, Angie Kent and Amanda Keller -- just to name a few.
“[Nicky] handmade me a dress and, it is so beautiful, on the opening night episode we were talking about it and were like, you know what, this is such a beautiful dress -- a very expensive dress -- it would be perfect for us to auction off just to raise a little bit of money,” Julia said.
“I think we feel so far away here in Africa that we’ve been talking loads and loads about how can we help out? How can we raise some money? How can we do anything from this far away, and this time difference?”
“We might be in a different country,” Chris added, “but certainly the events back home are never too far from our minds and our hearts.”
Chris also said the celebs are constantly asking the hosts for updates on the fires. “Every single time we see them they’re asking what’s happening at home and how is everyone handling the fires,” he said.
Cut off from the outside world, with no communication or updates, the celebs have taken fundraising efforts into their own hands with comedian Nikki Osborne enlisting the help from her campmates to shoot a “nude calendar”.
“My plan from the get-go was to do a nude calendar shoot, we all get a month each, and sell it so we can send the money to the bushfires,” Nikki explained. So far she’s captured Mr January as Billy Brownless and Mr February as Ryan Gallagher.
Keep your eyes peeled for more info on how you can bid on Julia’s incredible dress or Nikki’s calendar.
When the season began Network 10 also confirmed that ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ would be matching dollar for dollar the proceeds raised in support of the celebrities chosen charities to the Rural Fire Service and other charities supporting those affected by the fires.
For more information about how you can help the communities affected by the fires, click here.