Current TV Shows

Programme Archive A to Z

0 - 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
RTE Television

Charity ICA Bootcamp

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 Kuerten (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.

Episodes

Episode One: Sunday 7th August at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

The first Celebrity Recruits to face the withering gaze of the ICA Mentors are gnarly rugby prop Peter "The Claw" Clohessy; fibre obsessed Dr. Eva Orsmond, star of Operation Transformation; former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty and burlesque performer, model and snake charmer Emma Quinlan.


All in the name of charity ... the Recruits' first challenge is to remove several kilos of guts and skin from a selection of fresh fish before cooking it for the Mentors' supper. Their Make and Model challenge is to fashion a party outfit from recession appropriate sackcloth, which has been recycled from potato sacks. On the farm, the recruits are clipping nails and milking goats by hand. Their "Break-A-Nail Challenge" is extreme ironing, ICA style, which means the quantity of ironed shorts, sheets and knickers must match the quality. They go back to the kitchen for the Cheap Cuts challenge and fresh blood sausage with sheep's stomach is on the menu - which proves a challenge too far for one vegetarian. And at the end of Bootcamp, dressed in their sackcloth, the recruits belly dance and croon in a final effort to impress a visiting ICA Guild. Which recruit most impressed the ICA judges to guarantee a place in the Grand Final Bootcamp and win €20,000 for their charity of choice?

Episode Two: Tuesday 9th August at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

The second batch of recruits to face the wrath of the ICA Mentors are: beauty King Kamal Ibrahim, the reigning Mr. World, Beauty Queen Emma Waldron, the reigning Ms Ireland, legendary entertainer Dickie Rock and Girl About Town, 98FM Broadcaster Siobhan O Connor.

All in the name of charity .. feathers fly as the recruits are asked to pluck, draw and cook a wood pigeon for the ICA Mentors' supper. The losers of the sheep herding and counting challenge get intimate with the back end of that animal. The Make and Model task is to create an attractive ensemble out of old curtains. There is drama with a flat packed wardrobe. Tears flow when this week's Cheap Cuts offal challenge is revealed. In the Craft contest a man with no clothes on cause's consternation in the hallowed surrounds of ICA HQ. And at the end of Bootcamp, wearing their refashioned curtains, the recruits deliver their best party piece to entertain a visiting ICA Guild. Which recruit most impressed the ICA judges to guarantee a place in the Grand Final Bootcamp and win €20,000 for their charity of choice?

Episode Three: Wednesday 10th August at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

The third platoon of recruits to be put through their paces by the ICA Drill Sergeants are famous fiddler Frankie Gavin of De Dannan; Jessica Kuerten, one of the world's leading show jumpers; chart-topping pop star Keavy Lynch, formerly of Bewitched and latterly of Barbarella' and the phenomenon that is Derek Burke of Crystal Swing fame.


All in the name of charity . in a kill it, cook it, eat it test the recruits are thrown right into at the deep end where they find a snappy lobster which they must prepare for the Mentor's supper. On the Dairy Farm they muck in with the everyday tasks before finding themselves in the muck, lubricant and long plastic gloves at the ready! At the Make and Model challenge, the recruits must transform bedsheets into party outfits - no togas allowed. The Break-A-Nail task is a team challenge as the boys take on the girls in an epic wall-papering contest. In the Cheap Cuts challenge, the recruits really get inside the head for their offal dish . before going all flowery in the Craft test. And at the end of Bootcamp, wearing their refashioned bedsheets, the recruits deliver their best party piece to entertain a visiting ICA Guild. Which recruit most impressed the ICA judges to guarantee a place in the Grand Final Bootcamp and win €20,000 for their charity of choice?

Episode Four: Sunday 14th August 2011 at 9:30pm on RTÉ One

The last squad of Celebrity Recruits to test the ICA Mentors' patience is made up of thespian and national treasure Mary McAvoy; entertainer and jokerman, the outrageous Dave Young; one half of the pretty pop duo that was the Carter Twins - Stephen Carter; and Your A Star champion and Eurovision Jedward collaborator Leanne Moore.

All in the name of charity . blood and guts are required for this week's Throw Them In At The Deep End challenge - a simple chicken dish, but first the bird has to be gutted, drawn and butchered before the Recruits can cook up a dish suitable for the Mentors' supper.

On the Pig Farm the Recruits play catch-me-if-you-can with some piglets before being smashed smack bang into a wall of reality as they must select and send one of the piglets older siblings to slaughter.

In the Make and Model challenge Recruits must create a credible party outfit from tea towels. In the Break-A-Nail DIY challenge the Recruits race against time to plumb their sinks before the water supply is switched on, ready or not.

The Cheap Cuts challenge is a load of balls . while the card making Craft challenge requires a more dainty approach. And at the end of Bootcamp, wearing their refashioned tea towels, the Celebrity Recruits deliver their best party piece to entertain a visiting ICA Guild. Which Recruit most impressed the ICA judges to guarantee a place in the Grand Final Bootcamp and €20,000

Live Finals: 16th, 17th and 20th of August at 9:30pm on RTÉ One

Presented by Blaithnaid Ní Chófaigh the final week of ICA Bootcamp will unfold over three nail-biting live episodes.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.

16 Personalities

Peter Clohessy
Charity: Aware

Peter "The Claw" Clohessy is a former gnarly Ireland and Munster prop forward, winning 54 caps for his country. Peter retired from rugby in 2002 as one of the more popular characters to have played the game at the highest level. He now runs a number of businesses in his native Limerick.

Paul Gogarty
Charity: Pieta House

Dublin native Paul Gogarty joined the Green Party in 1989 and was first elected to Dáil Eireann in May 2002 and returned in May 2007, for the constituency of Dublin Mid West. Since losing his Dáil seat, Paul has become a full-time, stay-at-home Dad although he has ambitions to return to his career in journalism is due course.

Dr Eva Orsmond
Charity: ISPCA

Finnish born Dr. Eva Orsmond is a Medical Doctor with a special interest in weight management. Dr Eva is a regular contributor to professional publications but would be best known for her appearances on RTÉ'S Operation Transformation

Emma Quinlan
Charity: Barretstown House

Model, burlesque performer and dancer, Emma's ambition to become an entertainer was cemented when she travelled to Paris as a teenager. She danced in clubs and burlesque shows and even performed with the world-famous Moulin Rouge revue.

Dickie Rock
Charity: Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland

Legendary entertainer Dickie Rock is one of Ireland's most enduring and successful singers with 25 Irish hits between 1963 and 1983. After a career spanning more than 40 years Dickie continues to tour and continues to fill venues. Dickie received a lifetime achievement award in October 2009.

Emma Waldron - Ms Ireland
Charity :Ozaman House, Vincent De Paul

Emma Britt Waldron is the current reigning Miss Ireland. She is currently designing a jewellery collection with an Irish company called "Crystals and Co." with all profits going to St. Vincent de Paul. She is also working on a children's book with the aim of donating the profits to SVP.

Kamal Ibrahim - Mr World
Charity: Variety Club

Kamal was born in Limerick to an Italian mother and a Nigerian father. He won Mr. Ireland in 2009 and was the first winner of Mr. World in 2010. He has been so successful as Mr. World that the organisation has decided to keep him on in his role for a further year.


Siobhan O Connor
Charity: Temple Street Children's Hospital

Siobhan presents the Showbiz Show on 98fm every Saturday morning, interviewing celebs from the world of music, movies and TV.Siobhan thinks that her Granny might have been a member of the ICA. Her Granny was a big influence on her life and she'd often ring her for advice on everything from cooking to clothes.

Jessica Keurten
Charity: MS Ireland

Jessica Keurten was born in Northern Ireland.. She competed in her first pony competition when she was four. She has twice represented Ireland at the Olympic games and has excelled at the very highest levels of the sport internationally.

Frankie Gavin
Charity: Turning The Tide Of Suicide

Born in Corrandulla, Co. Galway, Frankie Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music. From his first TV appearance playing the tin-whistle when he was seven, through sixteen albums with the seminal Dé Dannan,'the prince of Irish fiddlers' is one of the outstanding traditional performers of the past 30 years.

Derek Burke
Charity: Irish Cancer Society

Derek is the lead singer and guitarist with Crystal Swing. The band found almost instant fame in 2010 when a video of their single "He Drinks Tequila" became a viral sensation.

Keavy Lynch
Charity: Make A Wish Foundation

Pop star Keavy was one quarter of the hugely successful girl band B*withced. B*witched. In 2010 Keavy formed Barberellas with sister Edele.

Mary McEvoy
Charity: Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

Actress Mary McAvoy is best known for playing Biddy Byrne in Glenroe. She lives in Delvin with her musician partner and runs a mixed farm there.

Dave Young
Charity: Homeless Street Leagues

Comedian Davehas since built up a career performing his stand up routine around the country to packed rooms. He has made many appearances on RTE and has produced several DVDs and albums Some of the routines he is most renowned for include Riverdance in a paddling pool and a recession song "Down the Loo-Ya" (to the tune of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah

Stephen Carter
Charity: Irish Autism Action

During the mid to late 90s, Stephen and his identical twin brother Anthony - known as The Carter Twins - were being feted as the next big thing. Signed by Louis Walsh, The Carter Twins gained a large female following throughout Ireland. The teen heartthrobs won the Smash Hits Newcomers Award in 1996, went on tour with Boyzone, and mixed with everyone from All Saints to the Spice Girls. Currently, the brothers work together running a printing business and perform in a three piece swing band known as 'The Brat Pack'.

Leanne Moore
Charity: Mid Western Cancer

Leanne Moore is a singer/songwriter, FM104 radio presenter and RTÉ Your a Star Winner 2008. In May 2011 Leanne made it to the Eurovision, appearing as one of Jedward's backing singers representing Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf.

Charity ICA Bootcamp
  • RTÉ One, Sunday 7 August 2011, 9.30pm
  • RTÉ One, Tuesday 9 August 2011, 9.30pm
  • RTÉ One, Wednesday 10 August 2011, 9.30pm
  • RTÉ One, Sunday 14 August 2011, 9.30pm
  • RTÉ One, Tuesday 16 August 2011, 9.30pm
  • RTÉ One, Wednesday 17 August 2011, 9.30pm
  • RTÉ One, Saturday 20 August 2011, 9.30pm