Nando’s is the latest to launch its very-own line of branded merchandise, and in a clever nod to the spicy food it serves up, the clothing changes colour based on heat levels.
Following in the footsteps of a growing number of businesses – the most-notable being the hugely-popular collaboration between Greggs and Primark, with hoodies, bucket hats, croc-style shoes, and more – beloved Portuguese -style chicken restaurant chain has today dropped a new merchandise clothing line.
The new five-piece Extra Hot Drop is streetwear-inspired, and it went on sale from 1pm today.
The capsule collection is a limited-edition line of heat-reactive clothing and accessories for those looking to “spice up their style this summer”.
Created using thermochromic technology, Nando’s says each garment has been designed to uniquely change colour as its wearer ramps up the heat, which allows PERi-PERi fans to show off their love for all things hot (or lemon and herb) in a range of t-shirts, jumpers, bucket hats, and socks.
A play on the iconic Nando’s PERi-ometer heat chart, the Extra Hot Drop taps into the 90s nostalgia of hypercolour fashion, which is set to challenge fans to bring the spice to their wardrobes by testing out the clothing’s colour morphing properties.
“Nando’s is nothing without heat,” the restaurant chain said.
“Whether you’re enjoying Extra Hot PERi-PERi chicken, or dancing in a festival crowd, each piece in the collection will reveal a distinct new colourway as the temperature changes.”
Nando’s even rounded-up a handful of TikTok and YouTube stars to feature in a “PERi-PERi hot shoot” to mark the launch of the new collection.
Viral music artist Niko B, comedian Jack Joseph, The Sidemen’s Tobi (aka TBJZL), model Madeline Argy, and radio presenter Tara Kumar have all “turned up the heat in their own unique style” to model for the collection’s launch.
The unisex range of five items is available in five different heat levels – Plainish, Lemon & Herb, Medium, Hot, and Extra Ho – comes in five colourways, and prices start from £15.
And that’s just part of the first wave of celebrity contestants – more famous faces will take part in I’m A Celebrity… South Africa, entering the camp as the series goes on.
The new series will ‘push them to their limits and test them like never before’, ITV has said, promising bigger and tougher challenges and an even harsher environment.
Also taking part from the launch episode will be Diversity star Jordan Banjo, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Olympian Fatima Whitbread, former royal butler Paul Burrell, ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, and supermodel Janice Dickinson.
ITV said: “Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I’m A Celebrity…South Africa is a uniquely different series so viewers can look forward to lots of unexpected twists and turns.”
The trailer also shows the celebs taking part in pre-recorded challenges, taking on everything from nasty food to terrifying heights.
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa will air on ITV1 and ITVX from April 2023.
Featured image: ITV
Commentator Arlo White shows off what the Old Trafford gantry walk looks like
Ever wondered what it’s like to be up in the gantry in a football stadium, say, Old Trafford? Well, we certainly have.
You see the odd shot of the commentators sat there on the telly from time to time but it never really gives much away either and, at some venues, it’s quite a ways up there. There’s a little bit of allure behind these mysterious parts of footy grounds that most fans will never get to see.
After hours of mindless scrolling on the social media app, we stumbled across the well-known sports commentator‘s channel where he’s been showing off what it’s like to go in the gantry and one of them is his long walk to crow’s nest up at the Theatre of Dreams.
As it turns out, Arlo’s been doing these videos for a couple of years now, revealing how the gantry looks not only at Old Trafford but other big Premier League grounds too, such as down the road at the Etihad, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspurs’ sparkly new ground and many more.
Another reason we found ourselves stuck on his TikTok for so long was also because of the other behind-the-scenes details he reveals too, even shedding light on how he prepares for games: note-taking, data sheets, how keeps himself warm up there during those cold nights on comms and so on.