‘Kerry Katona wearing bin bags on Celebrity Trash Monsters was entertaining and educational’

‘Kerry Katona wearing bin bags on Celebrity Trash Monsters was entertaining and educational’

One of those moments that has you scrambling to check Wikipedia on Sunday night, as Kerry Katona summed up her time on Channel 4’s Celebrity Trash Monsters.

“This has been the most disgusting show I’ve ever took part in,” said Kerry.

Now, depending on your definition of disgusting, a quick check of Kerry’s telly CV might throw up five or six entries offering potential grounds for disputing her claim – and that’s without even mentioning Iceland’s king prawn rings.

Kerry was referring to the disgusting stench of heaving bin bags of her own family’s rubbish that she had been forced to wear around her shoulders for the worst part of two weeks.

Kerry Katona
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Antony Thompson for The Hygrove)

It was all part of comedian and environmentalist Jon Richardson’s plan to teach her and fellow celebs Jodie Kidd and John Barnes about the damage that plastic packaging and food waste are doing to the planet.

It was a gimmicky way to approach a serious issue.

It worked a treat though.

Generally, TV shows about saving the planet tend to be a little preachy or dull, or both. This one was entertaining and educational, without being judgmental.

She provided light-hearted and educational entertainment
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Getty)

The fact that shocked me the most was just how much waste the events industry creates. For example, a football match at Wembley uses 130,000 plastic cups. (Here’s where the hooligans whose misbehaviour means England must play their next UEFA match behind closed doors claim they did it to save the planet!)

This one-off show also stumbled on what could one day be the greatest fly-on-the-wall documentary ever made: England legend John Barnes going shopping for ready meals and fish sauce every day at his local supermarket on the Wirral.

Come on, Channel 4. You could even call it We’re Shopping For England (Engerland).

The fact that Barnesy, Kerry and Jodie were so open about their over-consumption made this documentary much more of an eye-opener than the silly format might have suggested.

Kerry on the TV show
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Rob Parfitt/ Channel 4)

The crunch came when Richardson set Kerry the task of bin-dipping for usable food at her neighbours’ houses in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

As Kerry later surveyed the edible booty she wondered what sort of person throws such things out. Then the massive penny dropped. “I do.”

Not the first time Kerry has said I do, of course. Could be the first time she doesn’t regret it though.

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