Angela Bloomfield didn’t appear on Celebrity Treasure Island thinking she would win.
The 48-year-old mother of two just wanted to win some money for her charity and stay as long as possible.
Eliminated from the show on Wednesday night, Bloomfield said she felt relaxed going into the competition because she never thought she was going to win.
And after something Kimberley Crossman said to her and Brynley Stent in the airport before filming started, she thought working towards an all women final was a goal they were all committed to.
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However, once they got into the competition, she didn’t realise that wasn’t happening in the other team camp, and that only her team was working towards that goal.
Throughout the show Bloomfield came across as someone who constantly schemed and plotted against her fellow contestants. She created the “Ovary Agreement” in her camp and all the women in her team banded together.
But she said the plan was never to get the men eliminated as quickly as they were, and she never expected to feature so heavily on the show.
“From the beginning [I was] watching it…and I said ‘I wish they would stop putting me in it’.”
With a background in television and acting, Bloomfield said she was aware from the start they were ultimately all there to make a television show.
“I suppose it was easier for me to stay in the land of ‘this isn’t real, we’re making a TV programme’.
Bloomfield said she felt out of place in her first team Honu, which she said put her into flight or fight mode.
“It was rough, and when we merged and I connected with a few more people…[I] managed to settle down enough to go ‘OK, we are making a TV programme and what do they want from you? They want to hear about this and this and this’.”
The way everyone was featured was not how they were 100 per cent of the time, she said.
“For most of the time we were quite quiet.
“I look so intense and agitated, and that certainly wasn’t how it felt.”
Bloomfield said she nominated herself to go up for elimination because she wanted to test her skills in that part of the game.
“I was happy with whatever the outcome was.”
Having two children at home, she said being away from them for so long with no communication was hard, and her and Anna Simic both struggled being away from their children.
“I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed as soon as one of them answered the phone [after I was eliminated].”
Bloomfield and Richie Barnett clashed through filming and she said they communicated in very different ways, “and that’s OK”.
“You don’t have to be friends with everyone.”
However, since watching the show, she had thought about her delivery when saying things, she said.
“I have absolutely been enlightened by some of my behaviour and I’m checking myself in my life and in terms of my delivery.”
“My delivery was so quick…so straight and I’m like ‘chill out Ange, just chill out’,” she said.
”Sometimes I have watched it and [I’ve] gone ‘oh you could have said that a little softer’.”
When she was eliminated host Matt Chisholm said people knew Rachel McKenna, her Shortland Street character, but now they had got to know Bloomfield.
However, she said with the edit she got on the show, she thought only those on the show with her got to know the real her.
“I think they put in all the Rachel McKenna bits.
This article first show on www.stuff.co.nz Source link Author KIRSTY LAWRENCE on date 2021-10-13 19:40:25