Episode 1: Sunday 7 August
Episode 2: Tuesday 9 August
Episode 3: Wednesday 10 August
Episode 4: Sunday 14 August
Live Finals: 16, 17 and 20 of August at 9:30pm on RTÉ One
This August 16 well-known personalities will shed their 'glad rags', give up their champagne lifestyles and travel to the ICA training headquarters in An Grianán, Termonfeckin to take on the challenge of Charity ICA Bootcamp. Only the toughest and bravest of all these recruits will survive to claim the grand title of Charity ICA Bootcamp Recruit of the Year 2011 with over ¤100,000 raised for charity in the process.
The recruits are male and female, young and not so young with varying levels of domestic ineptitude: The 16 personalities include: Paul Gogarty (former Green Party TD), Peter Clohessy (former Munster and Ireland prop forward), Dr. Eva Orsmond (Operation Transformation), Emma Quinlan (snake charmer), Dickie Rock (legendary entertainer), Kamal Ibrahim (Mr World), Emma Waldron (Ms Ireland), Siobhan O Connor (Broadcaster), Jessica Kurten (Showjumper), Keavy Lynch (Pop Star -Barbarella), Frankie Gavin (De Danann - trad musician), Derek Burke (Crystal Swing), Mary McEvoy (Actress - Biddy from Glenroe), Dave Young (Entertainer & Comedian), Stephen Carter ( The Carter Twins), Leanne Moore ( singer).
All 16 will be based in An Grianán, they will be schooled in the domestic sciences and along the way taught the value of thrift, camaraderie, independence and the glory of brown bread!
The show will be broadcast over two weeks on RTÉ One at 9:30pm. The first week will see the 16 celebs be whittled down to just the four finalists who will be selected by the ICA mentors.
Presented by Blaithnaid Ní Chófaigh the final week of ICA Bootcamp will unfold over three nail biting live episodes (16th, 17th, 20th August at 9:30pm on RTÉ One).This time the surviving four recruits will face the public vote as they battle it out to get money for their chosen charity and the grand title of Charity ICA Bootcamp Recruit of the Year 2011.
Which recruit will be terrified of the 'cheap cuts' sheep's stomach cooking task? Who will be able to make the best outfit out of a sackcloth? Will feathers fly for the ICA mentors supper? And which celebrity will shine during their week on Charity ICA Bootcamp?
And of course the formidable ICA mentors Imelda Byrne, Josephine Helly and Marie McGuirk will be returning to the show to school the recruits in the finer ICA ideologies and skills.