With a new series of my Nickelodeon show Camp Orange about to go into production, and with the stakes being upped massively for the contestants, Danni and her team are attempting to get me in Lara Croft-esq shape so I can practice what I preach.
Oh wow, if anyone thinks these 'camps' are easy, think again, but that's the whole point. It really is worth every penny if you need a royal kick up the butt, and with superb five star accommodation, a delicious menu (albeit planned for you) and lovely staff, I definitely recommend it. This is day three of seven though, so if I'm alive to tell the tale I'll share with you just quite how well I've fared at the end of the week.
It's not just me that's been busy, a packed week in the world of celebrity and entertainment - Katie Price lost her Sky Living reality show, while her ex Peter Andre proved that he can actually pull in decent ratings without her hanging off his arm barking obscenities, with the start of his new TV series imaginatively titled Peter Andre: My Life.
Being scheduled in the same slot as BBC One's The Apprentice is always going to be tricky, but like a favourite comfort blanket, it's good to have that lovable bundle of cheesy one-liners back on the telly. Manager Claire Powell must be splashing out of the champers as the ratings prove that there is a lot of Pete love still out there. Take note Katie, nice guys DO win.
X Factor has barely left the headlines, in the fact the recent Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue revelation has been thrown well and truly onto the front pages, yet brace yourself, for the next series is already kicking off. With the news this week that fourth time-Dad-to-be Gary Barlow is the first confirmed judge for 2012, we can expect follow-up announcements in the coming weeks. Yay!
Over to Simon's current Saturday night show Britain's Got Talent, and the much publicised schedule clash with The Voice rages on. Thank goodness telly bosses have waved the white flag and allowed us viewers to watch both shows with no more annoying overlap or Sky + conflict.
With the Beeb increasing its ratings hit by half an hour in the schedules, ITV really have had no choice but to be the bigger person and move its equally successful (and my personal favourite) show back.
And good job too, as missing hilarious hit judge David Walliams's antics would be sacrilege. Seeing the funny man, and Simon Cowell's new puppet, prance around the stage, joining in with five 'Kenneth from Benidorm' lookalikes, The Show Bears, and generally having a jolly good time, makes us enjoy the show all the more.
He's certainly earning his money, (judging the talent, performing with the talent, chatting up the talent), and I speak for the majority of the viewing public when I say, he's worth every penny. Alesha Dixon, as lovely as she is, remains to be given the same nod of approval.
The Voice (soon to be remamed The Ego if the coaches don't stop trying to get professionally one up on eachother) had a storming episode, saving the best til last with Jaz Ellington. Reducing coaches, viewers, presenters alike to tears with his rendition of will.i.am's co-written with John Legend hit 'Ordinary People' changed the stakes in the competition immediately. Move over Jessie J, you've been pipped at the post by your 'dope' colleague. But with the real singing battles about to begin, we shall see.....
And with a week of Titanic anniversary stories (quite rightly) saturating the media, the 3D re-release of the 1997 film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio made box office history as only the second movie ever to gross over $2billion (combined releases). A huge achievement. Sadly the same can't quite be said for Julian Fellowes's ITV1 adaptation.
A series enjoyed very much by me, but the ratings didn't quite match up to the hoped forecast. The fourth, and final, episode of this mini-series was certainly the most compelling as we finished the emotional journey with the characters as they met their fate on the doomed ocean liner. Giving us more of an insight into the sinking aftermath, and the chaos and heartache that ensued certainly had me rummaging for a tissue.
Particular credit goes to the 'Kate and Leo' of this series, Muriel and John Batley (played by Maria Doyle Kennedy and Toby Jones), whose final scenes of only one of them being rescued was particularly poignant in highlighting the heartache and loss that many of the thousands that died in the 1912 disaster had to endure.
OK, Titanic took some bashing in the press and the ratings, maybe it was due to the post Downton Abbey hype at the launch, or perhaps the huge cast that, at times was difficult to keep up with, and as a result, care too much about. But there is no mistaking that that this series was beautifully shot, had some excellent casting, and sensitively told of a tragic accident that was to never be forgotten in history. I, for one, watched every episode.
Quick mention to the young cast of Matilda the Musical, which won a huge seven awards at the Oliviers. I saw this musical production win a Critics Circle Awards two years ago before it had made it onto the big stage, and it was clear even then that this show is something you HAVE to go and see. Young talent to rival Billy Elliot The Musical most certainly.