Drusillas is in the spotlight for television show outing

Embarrassing Bodies' Dr Christian Jessen and the team at Drusillas
Embarrassing Bodies' Dr Christian Jessen and the team at Drusillas
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STAFF at Drusillas will appear on TV screens on Friday, April 1, for Channel 4’s health programme, Embarrassing Bodies.

The episode looks at the issue of tropical diseases and the illnesses commonly caught by Brits abroad.

The series sees the doctors on a mobile summer tour with Drusillas Park filmed along with nearby Brighton.

Eight members of the Drusillas team took part in the programme, which was shot in the zoo’s walk-through lemur enclosure.

Visitor services and training supervisor Caroline Smith was amongst the volunteers who agreed to be filmed for the programme.

Caroline said, “When I first heard that Embarrassing Bodies was being filmed at the zoo I was a little concerned that I may be asked to take my clothes off!

“Luckily, that wasn’t the case! I had a good time and once I got over my initial nerves, I found myself relaxing and really enjoying it.

“The discussion was very interesting and informative and I have learnt a lot from the experience.”

Led by on-screen GP Dr Christian Jessen, the group discussed their knowledge and experience of some of the most common illnesses picked up when travelling.

Dr Jessen also provided practical advice on staying healthy overseas, as well as what to do if you fall ill abroad and available treatments.

The ring-tailed lemurs also decided to get in on the action, climbing over the large world map Dr Jessen was using to demonstrate where each disease is most prevalent.