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Deadly Bianca Hunt flies the flag on I'm A Celebrity

Emma Ruben -

After two weeks in the South African Jungle, TV presenter Bianca Hunt has been evicted from I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, but not without making her mark.

While the Kamilaroi, Barkindji, Ballardong and Whadjuk TV presenter didn't win the series, she made an impact on her campmates and on television audiences speaking about her experience with race as a First Nations woman.

On the show, Hunt spoke about the lack of diversity in the media space in Australia and how she feels identifying herself as 'Australian'.

Her most recent conversation before she left the 'jungle' was about how proud she is of her skin.

"I used to get upset when people would say 'I don't see colour'," she said on the show.

"And that's how it determines people not seeing you ... any different than me and like Dicko (Ian Dickson) or something like that.

"But I am different, I'm Blak...and I'm proud of that. Me personally, I love my colour skin."

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Speaking about her own mob, fellow campmate Aesha Scott asked Hunt what to refer to First Nations people by.

Hunt explained to Scott and the rest of the group, in Australia individuals can identify as Indigenous, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or First Nations people.

"At the end of the day we're utilising Western and European terms to identify who we are to make it more comfortable (for Westerners)," Hunt said.

"If I say I'm Kamilaroi, Barkindji, Ballardong and Whadjuk it's a lot easier for blackfellas to understand.

"Because we can say it within our countries because there are so many different countries in what is called Australia.

"But to everyone else, it might not be as easy to comprehend."

Retired netball player and fellow camp mate Elizabeth 'Liz' Ellis said it's great to see school students learn more about the importance of Country.

"That younger generation that are coming through that have had this understanding you know, of what nation they live in, the importance of Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country, will be able to take that next step," she said.

"That doesn't mean that my generation can be lazy and sit back and go 'oh we've done enough' we haven't.

"It's still upon us to educate ourselves but I have great hopes for that next generation."

During her time in the jungle, Hunt had chosen to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation as her chosen charity.

"Education is incredibly important to my family

"We have all had that as something that's been a massive, I guess, goal for a lot of my family

"...for us education was something that couldn't be taken away from us.

"So when I saw something like Indigenous Literacy Foundation...and the support they've given to remote communities and our First Nations people is something that's like unfathomable."

A spokesperson for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation said they had been following Hunt's journey on the show.

"The Indigenous Literacy Foundation expresses its gratitude and appreciation for being selected as the preferred charity by Bianca Hunt on I'm A Celebrity Australia...Get Me Out of Here!," they said.

"We hold Bianca in high regard and her commitment to education and storytelling is genuinely inspirational."


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