Camilla first came to our screens in 2017 when she warmed the public’s hearts on ITV's 'Love Island.' Her openness and vulnerability proved popular, with the public voting her in second place. The most asked question – why did this explosive ordnance disposal expert apply to Love Island? She wanted to confront the fact she didn’t have a personal life having spent long periods abroad with her humanitarian work. Asked what was more intimidating Afghanistan or Love Island? ‘Definitely Love Island!’
This year saw Camilla write her first memoir 'Not The Type'. Currently No.7 in The Sunday Times Best Seller list, the book is about courage; not just the courage to go out and deal with a lethal threat in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places, but the courage to confront one's own fears and anxieties, and to be oneself in what too often seems an inhospitable world...read more
Keen to bring her two worlds together, Camilla filmed her first documentary for ITVBe, 'What Camilla Did Next.' The show followed Camilla as she returned to her pre-Love Island roots as an explosive ordinance disposal expert in Cambodia, whilst also juggling the busy London life she has made for herself since appearing on the show.
Camilla holds an IMAS Level 3 Explosive Ordnance Disposal qualification and has worked on delivering quality projects within high-pressure environments. Since 2013, she has worked in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Nagorno Karabakh, Georgia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.
Camilla is an activist and passionate about raising awareness of the effect conflict has on civilian lives, both during and after it takes place. Within days of leaving the Love Island villa, Camilla arranged a visit to Thessaloniki with Indigo Volunteers – putting her background in humanitarian work and new found public platform to good use. Camilla is on the board of Indigo Volunteers; she also works closely with Choose Love/Help Refugees, who she has joined on trips to Calais, Turkey and Lebanon. Through her previous work, she has a close connection to the HALO Trust.
Photo 1 - Alex Cameron
Photos 3 & 4 - Ed Miles
- IMAS Level 3 Explosive Ordnance Disposal qualification
- Book, ‘Not The Type’ – Bonnier Books
- What Camilla Did Next, ITVBe
- SAS: Who Dares Wins for Stand Up to Cancer, Channel 4
- Love Island, ITV 2
- Radio 5 Live: Question Time Extra Time
- The New Activists, Huffington Post/ AOL