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Country music star aiming to win $100000 for Grafton

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Emma Pritchard, Clarence Valley Independent

Brooke McClymont
Popular country music star and local prodigy Brooke McClymont has been appearing on the Network 10 hit series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! If she wins the show, Brooke will donate $100000 to the Children and Adolescent Unit at Grafton Base Hospital. Photo: contributed

She is one of the most charismatic entertainers in Australia and a self-described proud Graftonian, and now, Brooke McClymont has entered the jungle to try and win $100000 for her local community.

A multitalented singer and songwriter who performs alongside her sisters Samantha and Mollie as beloved country music trio The McClymonts, Brooke is currently appearing on the eighth season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, a popular reality program on Network 10 which brings celebrities together at an isolated campsite in the jungle, aka bushland surrounding Murwillumbah.

Together, they have been completing a series of difficult challenges which take them out of their comfort zone and push them to the extreme, including eating offal, facing their fears and getting up close with a variety of creepy crawlies.

Any celebrity who becomes overwhelmed by their experience can leave the series by saying ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here.’

The celebrities are also competing for $100000 to be donated to their nominated charity.

Should she win, Brooke has proudly announced she will donate the cheque to the Children and Adolescent Care Unit at Grafton Base Hospital (GBH).

In a recent interview with 2GF’s Richie Williamson, Brooke spoke emphatically about her decision to appear on the show and her determination to win the money to help her local community.

“I want to do this for the town, I want to do this for Grafton,” she said.

After being diagnosed with hip dysplasia as a child, Brooke revealed she spent upwards of 14 to 18 months in the Children and Adolescent Care Unit while she underwent treatment.

Speaking passionately about the love and care she received, Brooke revealed her time in hospital has allowed her to have good quality of life.

She said winning $100000 would mean everything to her and she is incredibly proud to support the amazing staff and the work they do at GBH.

“I’d absolutely love to hand over a $100000 cheque,” she said.

Admitting she has been cracking up while watching herself on the show, Brooke hopes viewers have also been enjoying the program and want to vote for her.

“If the whole of Grafton votes for me, how awesome would that be,” she exclaimed.

While several celebrities have already left, Brooke’s down-to-earth personality and exuberant charisma have made her a firm favourite with many.

The winner is decided by the public towards the end of the series.

Voting can be completed through the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! app or via SMS during the final week.

Following her adventures in the jungle, Brooke, along with her husband and musical partner Adam Eckersley are looking forward to taking their Roll On Baby 2022 tour on the road.

The popular duo will be performing in their hometown on February 12 at the Grafton District Services Club (GDSC).

Tickets are selling fast and can be purchased for $40 at reception or online at

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Clarence Valley Independent 26 January 2022

This article appeared in the Clarence Valley Independent, 26 January 2022.



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