The middle aisles in budget supermarkets are strange little places. For every piece of useless tat in there, there’salways a corker of a bargain.
No matter how hectic Aldi and Lidl get, you can never resist slinking into the centre of the store and glancing at what’s on sale in the bargain bin. You’re guaranteed to find something new during almost every visit.
One day, these aisles are full of towels and pyjamas. The next, there’s stuff you’d expect to find inside a shed.
But this week looks particularly promising. Here are some of the top picks.
From Thursday (July 30) Lidl is offering a wide range of low-cost items in various categories – including kitchen essentials, summer products, plants, and, er, recycled plastic trainers.
Some lovely-looking chopping boards and cooking dishes are available for less than four quid, whilst there’s also a handy-sounding slicer and dicer and food storage containers both going on sale for under a tenner.
A jungle-themed paddling pool that’s guaranteed to keep the kids happy in summer is going for £29.99, along with a fun-filled waterslide for £7.99
Over at Aldi, meanwhile, the focus is on their ‘Baby and Toddler’ range, with the store pushing a variety of products for youngsters from Thursday (30 July) for lower prices.
These include a cute wooden rocking donkey for £34.99, an adorable basket and stand for less than £30 (which appears to be flying off the shelves at rapid speed), and a baby changing backpack for £17.99.
In the general discounts section, there’s clothing, pet blankets, and even some Manchester City PJs!
You can view their full range over on the Aldi website.
Happy bargain hunting!
I’m A Celebrity line-up announced for brand new all-star series in South Africa
The all-star line-up for I’m A Celebrity… South Africa has been announced, with some massive Manchester celebs taking part.
The brand new show is due to air in April and will see some of the series’ most memorable campmates heading to a new setting in South Africa.
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.