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 with HALO in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Nagorno Karabakh, Georgia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.
2019 was a busy year. Camilla was put through her paces on SAS: Who Dares Wins for Stand Up to Cancer on Channel 4. The first ever celebrity series saw her tackle a week-long intensive military course that was a test of both her physical and mental strength. She also dipped her toe into the podcast world recording an episode of Elizabeth Day’s How To Fail. Elizabeth herself said “I couldn’t have anticipated just how beautifully and articulately she spoke about anxiety, depression and dislocation from self. Both Camilla and I were inundated with messages from people saying the podcast had made them feel understood”. ..read more
Camilla first came to our screens in 2017 when she warmed the public’s hearts on 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!’
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 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 Help Refugees – 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 Help Refugees and through her previous work has a close connection to the Halo Trust.
- IMAS Level 3 Explosive Ordnance Disposal qualification
- 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