The girls’ camp bumped into the boys’ camp on the Island – and for some (both islanders AND viewers) it was a recipe for disaster. Fir...
Sexism was alive and well on The Island with Bear Grylls and viewers were not happy
First off, chef Elliot equated being aggressive with being successful and explained that’s why men dominate the top of his profession.
Then insurance manager Simon commented that men would do better on the island than ‘any standard woman’.
And, as you might imagine, viewers commenting on Twitter were not best impressed.
But they did take some joy from the fact that the women were actually doing very well without them.
Then the attention turned to two women in particular – Erika and Hannah.
Viewers were stunned to find out that Erika was the Erika Roe – the infamous topless streaker at Twickenham from the 80s.
And their love for her grew even more as she refused to be bossed around by the male newcomers and just did her own thing without any fuss.
And then there was inspiring army veteran Hannah, who lost her leg in Iraq and who was being just brilliant at absolutely everything, from fishing to keeping up morale in the new male/female dynamic.