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Ashleigh Bishop Biography – Ashleigh Bishop Wiki
Ashleigh Bishop is a British entrepreneur and contestant on Survivor UK 2023 on BBC1 and iPlayer. She is the co-founder of Bagboard, an advertising platform that features brands’ campaigns on eco-friendly paper smart bags, replacing single-use plastic bags.
Before setting out upon your day’s travels, you scan the barcode to start earning a new digital currency branded ‘conscious coins’ (or CCX) to spend on the eco-friendly brands that you’re helping to advertise, the London Evening Standard reported.
Through Bagboard’s partnership with the Plastic Bank Foundation, each time a smart bag is reused, a portion of the advertising revenue is used to fund ocean plastic clean up.
As a female founder, Ashleigh was recognised as ‘Top Female Entrepreneur to Watch’ in 2021 by TechRound, and won the ‘Transforming Technology’ category in the Campaign Female Frontiers awards. In 2022, Ashleigh won the Entrepreneur of the Year category in the Female Frontier Awards.
Ashleigh Bishop Age
Survivor contestant Ashleigh Bishop was born in February 1989. She is 34 years old as of 2023.
Ashleigh Bishop Survivor UK
Bagboard co-founder Ashleigh Bishop, 34, is one of the 18 contestants taking part in Survivor UK 2023 on BBC, hosted by Joel Dommett.
What made you want to be a contestant on Survivor?
I love every opportunity to live life to the fullest and to challenge and push myself. Whether it’s in work e.g. starting my own business, in fitness with my boxing or in life and taking on skydiving, I have always wanted to test my limits. I suffer from imposter syndrome and struggle to believe in myself, so this is why I push myself, to try and find my limits. What better test to understand what I’m really capable of than the ultimate challenge – Survivor!
What qualities did you think you could bring to the game?
In life I’m generally a very upbeat and positive person, I’m proactive and determined and I like to be there for people and to step-up when others maybe don’t feel like they can. I’m always happy to put myself forward and to do it with a positive attitude. I’m also willing to push myself to the end for my team and I try to be a strategic thinker, so I was keen to bring not just strength, strategy and determination but also a smile!
How did you prepare yourself mentally and physically for taking part?
I have coeliac disease and I actually had a gluten flare-up three weeks before the show started which massively impacted my training. I usually run three times a week and weight train or box twice a week, but I had to cut right back during my coeliac recovery so I was not at my peak fitness when I started. I did try and eat lots to make sure I was ready for the calorie deficit though – thank god for gluten free pizza!
Did you have a strategy for how you were going to play the game?
I wanted to take my time to get to know the other players a bit better before making any moves. Sometimes having a big game plan from the beginning can be a sure-fire way to get yourself voted off early! So I wanted to try and steer the game subtly, leading from below rather than trying to place myself in a leadership (and therefore more risky!) position.
How competitive are you?
A little healthy competition never hurt anyone! I have always had a strong drive to succeed and a willingness to work hard to achieve my goals. I’m highly self-motivated, resilient, determined and am always looking for ways to improve and outperform others. I always have a clear sense of what I want to achieve and I’m willing to take the risks and face challenges to get there. I also have no issue with bouncing back from setbacks and failures, seeing these as new opportunities to learn and grow.
What kind of challenges were you most looking forward to?
I knew I wouldn’t be the most physically fit, but I work well in a team and enjoy more mental and strategic challenges. I was excited about the team games and puzzles!
How did you cope with living on a beach with no home comforts?
Not well, but better than I expected in some ways. It really made me realise how much I don’t need certain things, and I really enjoyed not being attached to my phone all of the time. I will never forget sleeping under the stars or learning how to build and maintain a fire. There are some incredible, seemingly basic things that can be the most meaningful and comforting. Surprisingly not being able to shower wasn’t as bad as I thought, the sea is a great alternative! But things like not having a towel to dry-off, not being able to brush our teeth, and of course no Prosecco brunches, were not my favourite!
How did you cope with the hunger?
I am mega grumpy when I’m hungry! So not well, I was so tired and desperate for food all of the time! It definitely made me realise how privileged I am at home to be able to eat what I want at home and was a reminder not take that for granted.
What did you learn from being on the show or what is the biggest takeaway?
That I am more capable than I give myself credit for and to believe in myself.
Ashleigh Bishop Illness
Survivor UK contestant Ashleigh Bishop has coeliac disease, an illness where your immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten.
Ashleigh Bishop Nationality
She is of British nationality.
Ashleigh Bishop Instagram
Ashleigh Bishop’s Instagram handle is @ashleightbishop.