Lorraine Chase gets backing from Luton Airport for I'm a Celebrity stint
As celebrity Lorraine Chase was ‘wafted from paradise’ into the I’m a Celebrity.. jungle last night an airline company has pledged to give her free flights for life from London Luton Airport if she wins.
easyJet and Lorraine go way back as she officially launched the airline’s first-ever route in 1995 from London Luton to Glasgow, checking-in its first passengers and returned earlier this year to celebrate easyJet flying 65 million passengers from London Luton Airport.
Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK commercial manager, said: “We wish Lorraine all the best in the outback and everyone at easyJet is backing her to be crowed the Queen of the Jungle.
“Lorraine is a true sport and will tackle every challenge with a smile and full gusto. To show our support we have pledged free flights for life from London Luton Airport if she wins, and for every bush-tucker trial she completes we’ll throw in a free flight for a friend too!”
Lorraine has been synonymous with Luton since the Campari advert – which kick-started her career – spawned her catchphrase “Nah, Luton Airport” as a reply to the question “Were you truly wafted here from paradise?” The ad then inspired the 1979 hit record “Luton Airport” by Cats U.K.
Speaking of her I’m a Celebrity.. appearance she said, “I turned 60 this year and I really felt I needed to do something to stretch myself and get braver,” adding “I used to be brave. I have always wanted to learn how to ride a motorbike and go backpacking, but the treadmill of life has meant that I just haven’t organised it myself.
“When I got the call, it felt like a blessing. I had been toying with the idea of a boot camp and this seemed a very fortuitous thing to be offered it. It’s not something I would normally do and I think people in the business will be shocked when they see that I am. I am really excited about the challenges ahead.”
As for whether Lorraine is using the show to raise her profile, she admits: “It’s not my reason for doing this, but if something comes along on the back of it, then that would be lovely.”
I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here airs nightly at 9pm on ITV for the next three weeks.