Snoochie Shy’s ‘rude’ nickname was given to her by her nan
Snoochie Shy is one of the contenders on this year's edition of ITV's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, as the show returns to Wales for a second year.
Her time at Gwrych Castle got of to an explosive start despite being one of the lesser-known contenders going in, after she was made to do two Bushtucker trials in two days.
Snoochie, which isn't her real name, is joined on the show by a host of famous faces, including Richard Madeley, Arlene Phillips, David Miller, David Ginola and Louise Minchin.
Ahead of entering the series Shy, 29, said: "My mum keeps laughing, as she knows I am such a scaredy cat!
“Bugs and I are not friends, I don’t like heights and I am claustrophobic.”
She did however admit she was looking forward to the trials saying, “they are all crazy,” and that “anything involving a coffin and creepy crawlies” would be her worst nightmare.
How did Snoochie Shy come up with her name and what is her real name?
She first got her stage name Snoochie from her grandmother who used it as a term of endearment, but the according to Urban Dictionary the name has a far cruder meaning.
Speaking to the Mirror she said: "My nan used to call me Snoochie, and it just stuck with me. I should have Googled it first because in the Urban Dictionary it’s 'a flaccid, emaciated carrot found in the refrigerator' – but by Snoochie my nan meant 'cute'"
Shy is short for Cheyenne; her real name is Cheyenne David.
She said: "And Shy – my real name is Cheyenne. I am a little bit shy as well. I’m quite loud on my Insta and in work. But in camp I might be a little bit shy as well."
What is Snoochie Shy's job and how old is she?
Shy is a presenter on BBC Radio 1Xtra, first taking up her late-night position in 2019.
She isn't the first person from the BBC's airwaves to head into the I'm A Celeb wilderness, with Radio 1 DJ Jordan North having headed to Wales for last year's series.
In the past she's flown around the world to DJ for the likes of Adidas, Topshop and River Island – so damp afternoon in the Welsh countryside may feel a long way away from the what she's used to.
Since the I'm A Celeb has got going she's caught the attention of viewers, and Dec, with her regular use of the word 'lit'.
Ahead of the challenge 'Walk the Plank' she was asked how she was feeling to which she said: "I'm all right, I'm imagining I'm going to the rave.
"At the end there's a pub, a couple of gin and tonics, I'm getting lit."
Her response drew a grimaced expression from host Donnelly.
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