Ruby Torry, the 21 year old waiter from Thorpe Hesley is excited to show TV viewers how she survives on a tropical island when she appears on Bear Grylls’ new desert island TV series this weekend.
Fitness fan, Ruby said she wanted to show off her fitness skills as she hits the peak of her physical fitness. “I just thought, something like this is just never, ever going to come around again.”
You can’t pay for an experience like that. So for me, when I saw the applications open I went for it but I never in a million years thought I’d even get asked to actually do it!”
Ruby and 11 others will hunt for a £100,000 cash prize and If they leave early, they get nothing.
Ruby expressed her concerns surrounding the island’s water saying “I was also really worried about actually drinking it because when I’ve seen previous series and it looks like the colour of Coke and it just tastes nothing like Coke!”
“Everything’s so heightened, the littlest thing can become such a major issue. The hardest thing is not being able to contact anyone from home and just being able to tell them that everything is all right”
The encounter with Bear Grills was took Ruby by surprise “I was a bit star struck to be honest!” He just starts talking to you like it’s the most normal thing in the world, asking you things like if you’ve been preparing and stuff like that. He didn’t really give us much advice at all.”
He wanted us to just go and have the experience. He gave us a few tips, but if we asked him things, he didn’t want to give anything away.”
Tune at 9PM on Channel 4 at 9pm on Sunday to find out how Ruby got on.