Bernard Tomic among 9 celebs on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

The wait is finally over.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! kicked off on Channel 10 overnight with some surprising celebs entering the South African jungle.

Controversial Gold Coast tennis star Bernard Tomic was one of the first celebrities to be revealed, along with AFL champion Josh Gibson and Australian actor Kerry Armstrong.

The other celebrities who entered the jungle under the watchful eyes of hosts Julia Morris and Dr Chris Brown were:

Fiona O’Loughlin: Queen of comedy

Jackie Gillies: Television personality and psychic medium.

Peter Rowsthorn: Iconic comedian and actor

Shannon Noll: Australian rocker

Simone Holtznagel: Model and reality television star

Tiffany Darwish: American singer and songwriter

But the surprises aren’t over yet… Australian boxer Anthony Mundine is set to shake things up when he enters the jungle in tonight’s episode, which airs from 7.30pm.

Gold Coast Suns Female Mascot Competition

Gold Coast Suns launch design competition for female mascot

Gold Coast Suns mascot Sunny Ray is getting a little bit lonely, so he has issued a call out to help him find a female buddy!

He has put in a request to the Gold Coast Suns, who have launched a mascot design competition to find him the perfect companion.

Not only will the new mascot keep Sunny Ray company, she will also be a huge support for the Suns’ AFL Women’s team in 2020.

All Gold Coasters, particularly those with a creative streak, are being encouraged to submit a design for the new mascot which will be brought to life this season.

Locals of all ages are welcome to enter a submission which can be hand-drawn, digitally designed or even described with words.

Gold Coast Suns Female Mascot Competition

PHOTO: Supplied by Gold Coast Suns

Each entry will go in the draw to win a Suns merchandise pack, plus the winning designer will receive an exclusive match day experience.

You can download a submission form here, with a photo or scan of the completed submission to be emailed to getset@goldcoastfc.com.au or posted to: Gold Coast SUNS, PO Box 4952, Gold Coast MC, QLD, 9726.

Submissions close midnight on March 4, so get designing Gold Coasters! For more information, visit: goldcoastfc.com.au/team/aflw/mascot-design

Margot Robbie

Gold Coast girl Margot Robbie scores an Oscar nomination

Australian actress Margot Robbie has scored herself an Oscar nomination!

The Gold Coast sweetheart was nominated for best actress overnight, for her performance in the film I, Tonya.

She’s not the only Aussie Oscars bound, with Australian film editor Lee Smith nominated for his work on Dunkirk.

Australian filmmakers Derin Seale and Josh Lawson also scored a nomination for their live-action short film, The Eleven O’Clock.

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 4 with comedian Jimmy Kimmel as host.

A complete list of nominees can be found in the link below:

Bam Bam Bakehouse Aussie Day Croissant

MAATEEE! Gold Coasters are in for a treat this ‘Straya Day

Gold Coasters, your Aussie Day is about to get a whole lot sweeter thanks to the deadset legends at Bam Bam Bakehouse and Paddock Bakery.

The local cafes have your ‘Straya Day smoko sorted, offering up three fair-dinkum Aussie treats.

Introducing… The Anzac Cookie Croissant, The Tim Tam Twice Baked Croissant and The Wagon Wheel Doughnut.

Baked fresh on site, Bam Bam says their Anzac Croissant is the best version of anything ANZAC you will have this year!

These badboys are hand dipped in honey syrup, then stuffed with golden custard, before being topped with ANZAC goodness and baked to perfection.

See the tucker in all its glory here:

Next up we have The Tim Tam Twice Baked Croissant, which speaks for itself… #getitinyagob

And last but not least, this little beauty, dubbed The Wagon Wheel Doughnut.

“A thin shortbread biscuit sandwiched between soft marshmallow goodness, topped with a chocolate glazed semi-sourdough doughnut and filled with house made raspberry jam.”

HOLY DOOLEY, WE ARE DROOLING.

Paddock Bakery says “It’s about as Aussie as it gets folks!”

These babies are all available this Australia day long weekend (Friday 26th January, Saturday 27th January and Sunday 28th January) so slip on your thongs and stroll on down to one of these bloody good cafes!

Child on bike

Back to school time: 5 tips to keep kids active

The start of a new school year means the start of new habits and new routines.

Children exchange hours of bike riding, swimming and playing with friends for hours of sitting – in the classroom, or often, in front of screens.

Yet, keeping children active throughout the year is essential, so it’s important for parents and teachers to take steps to get kids moving throughout the day.

Being physically active is good for kids’ health, and creates opportunities for making new friends and developing physical and social skills.

Fitting enough exercise into the day may seem difficult at times, so Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan shared five tips to help parents, guardians and teachers make physical activity a natural part of the school year:

1. Find new ways to increase activity.
Kids spend a lot of sedentary time in the classroom, but it’s important to offset this. Find ways to break up the day with bursts of exercise, for example, park the car a block away from school and walk the last part with your child, or encourage them to run around and play at lunchtime.

2. Try out a sport or active hobby.
Allow children to choose the type of activity they are interested in, or from a few options. It could be a team sport at school, such as soccer, football or netball, or a class like dance or martial arts after school. Teachers and parents can introduce basic sporting skills from a young age, such as ball throwing, skipping and jumping, so they feel more confident across a range of activities.

3. Make exercise a family activity.
The entire family could go for a bike ride, take a walk around the neighbourhood before dinner, or head to a local park to shoot a few hoops or kick a ball to get children moving after a day in the classroom.

4. Restrict tech time.
Keep screen time to less than two hours per day. If kids have spent a considerable amount of time on screens in the classroom, why not switch off at home and find new, active ways to get busy.

5. Model good behaviour.
Lace up those running shoes, do stretches or hop on the bike, to show children that you regularly participate in physical activity yourself and enjoy it – both teachers and parents can be a positive role model for healthy habits.

The time that should be spent being active will vary, depending on a child’s age.

Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommends that toddlers and pre-schoolers should be physically active every day for at least three hours, spread throughout the day, with at least one hour of that as energetic play, such as running and throwing.

For health benefits, children and young people, aged over five years, should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day and minimise the time they spend being sedentary.

For more information visit, cancerqld.org.au.