CelebAir

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CelebAir
CelebAir.jpg
Genre Reality television
Developed by ITV
Presented by Angellica Bell
Narrated by Ted May
Opening theme Getting Better
Ending theme Getting Better
Composer(s) Shed Seven
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s) Zeppotron
Initial
Location(s) London Gatwick Airport
Manchester Airport
Running time 60 mins (inc. breaks)
Broadcast
Original channel ITV2
Picture format 16:9
Original run 2 September 2008 (2008-09-02) – 23 October 2008 (2008-10-23)
External links
Website
The CelebAir Airbus A321 at Alicante Airport.

CelebAir was a reality TV series in which 11 celebrities performed the duties of cabin crew and check-in attendants.[1] The series was presented by Angellica Bell and aired on ITV2 from 2 September 2008 until 23 October 2008, when Lisa Maffia was declared the winner.

For the show, Monarch Airlines repainted one of its Airbus A321 aircraft, registration G-OZBI, with the CelebAir logo along with a new tail fin design. The aircraft was used for the majority of CelebAir flights although the celebrities additionally worked on normal Monarch branded aircraft.

CelebAir activity took place on Monarch flights which were already part of the summer schedule; with the rear of the aircraft allocated as the CelebAir cabin with the celebrities working from the rear galley along with their mentors.

Before any of the celebrities were allowed to start their new jobs, they undertook a six-week training programme run by Monarch and were required to adhere to Monarch’s standards whilst working for CelebAir.

The series is set in London Gatwick Airport and, in the finale, the private jet took off and landed at London Stansted Airport. There are seven destinations that CelebAir flew to; those being Tenerife South Airport, Faro Airport, Málaga Airport, Ibiza Airport, Mahon Airport (Minorca), Larnaca International Airport and Alicante Airport.

CelebAir was cancelled after only one series.

Contestants[edit]

Celebrity Occupation Status
Mica Paris
Singer & TV Presenter Eliminated 1st
on 2 September 2008
Kenzie
Rapper (Blazin' Squad) Eliminated 2nd
on 9 September 2008
Tamara Beckwith
Socialite & Writer Eliminated 3rd
on 16 September 2008
Phil Cornwell
Comedian & Actor Eliminated 4th
on 23 September 2008
Johnny Shentall
Hear'Say Star Eliminated 5th & 6th
on 2 October 2008
Lisa Scott-Lee
Pop Star (Steps)
Dan O'Connor
Actor (Neighbours) Eliminated 7th
on 9 October 2008
Michelle Marsh
Glamour Model Eliminated 8th
on 16 October 2008
Chico Slimani
Singer Third Place
on 23 October 2008
Amy Lamé
Comedienne & Presenter Runner-up
on 23 October 2008
Lisa Maffia
Model & Singer Winner
on 23 October 2008

Mentors[edit]

  • Ross Archer
  • Lauren Newton
  • Brian Martin
  • Sara Turner

Information[edit]

  • Tamara was pregnant whilst filming was taking place. Due to her pregnancy she was unable to work on the flights.
  • Lisa and Jonny were sacked in a double elimination due to the two of them abandoning their cabin crew duties to party for two hours at Eden in Ibiza instead of crewing the return flight to London Gatwick.

Cancellation[edit]

ITV announced in late 2008 that the show had been cancelled after only one series due to poor ratings and lack of celebrity interest.

Television ratings (Series 1)[edit]

Show Original air date Overnight ratings Source
Episode 1 2 September 549,000 [2]
Episode 2 9 September 266,000 [3]
Episode 3 16 September 235,000 [4]
Episode 4 23 September 163,000 [5]
Episode 5 2 October
Episode 6 9 October 273,000 [6]
Episode 7 16 October 235,000 [7]
Episode 8 23 October 254,000 [8]

"—" denotes where information currently unavailable

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