Guest Blog Post By Gabby Millgate – Excess Baggage -The First Elimination
Tonight was the first elimination from Excess Baggage – and Gabby Millgate tells us about Brant and John. Love it, and Gabby sign me up to the Bay Fun run.
Over to you Gabby:
Tonight we said goodbye to two much loved competitors the Grey team John Rose and Brant Webb. From the get go John knew Brant was off his chops because they were Brants first words to John when they met in the Kimberly (the place not the lady).
John would greet everyone with a “howzit goin’ champ?”
Everyday and together we devised a compliment game. I would say “my goodness John, your earlobes are angelic”. And he would say ” why thank you and you have quite an angelic presence yourself”. Then we would score the compliments and declare a winner.
And Brant was Brant.
Tonight The Judges said they had not seen the real Brant, that is because he is unreal and just like dogs know dogs Brant knew me (Well without the sniffing and licking).
I had the pleasure of spending some time with his wife when she visited the set. The best couple I have ever seen. Married at 17 and he’s happy & she’s happy! I want to be them when I grow up.
There’s lots of speculation as to why Brant said he didn’t need to stay. He only needed to stay for John and us. We needed him for that too.
They’re not dead and this is not a eulogy…it’s a declaration of admiration for two of the most wonderful men I have ever met.
I’m also very proud to have won $10 000 for my charity CMRI http://www.cmri.org.au/
I hope to be doing a fun run to raise more money for them as the work they do is searching for a cure for childhood illnesses, most likely the Bay Run in Drummoyne Sydney.
Let me know if you’d like to do your own with me in your community once the show is finished.