Get to know Beetle Campbell who appeared as player #439 on Squid Game: The Challenge. The Scotsman has shared his experience about his time in the show.
Along with that, we will talk about his age, girlfriend, career, and more.
Meet Beetle Campbell, Player #439 On Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge
Beetle Campbell used to enjoy working behind cameras now the camera is on him and he has a series of challenges to tackle and over 450 vie against. He is player number #439 now.
Beetle told The Courier that the show is like “nothing else out there”.
“It was a very intense experience – you get chewed up and spat out. I was a fan of the series and the reality show plays out just like it. When I got scouted I think there were 100,000 people in with a chance of appearing,” Beetle added further. “There was only myself and one other Scot that were selected and there were 300 Americans. We filmed it in January in a big warehouse in London. There was stress, drama, and animosity with everyone in with a chance of winning a life-changing sum of money.”
Beetle added that after they were done filming contestants required a little bit of adjusting to normal life.
“Whilst the contestants don’t die in the game show it very much plays out like the show. It all felt very real when you were immersed in it, ” he added. “Instead of dying you’ve got a vest underneath which fills with black if you’re eliminated. It was like SAS: Who Dares Wins on steroids, though it was more physiologically demanding.”
Beetle was scouted for the show by Netflix via his Instagram page. “I ticked the Scottish box and they liked all my outdoorsy stuff,” Beetle told The Scotsman. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the second game.
Beetle Campbell Age
In 2023, Beetle Campbell is 27 years old.
Beetle Campbell Job
Beete Campbell is a professional filmmaker and photographer. He worked in 25+ countries all around the globe being featured on BBC Earth, LADbible, and ESPN. The Field & The Scottish Field. His services include media packages, film production & direction, brand creative campaigns & drone services.
Moreover, he is also a CAA-licensed drone operator with up to 25kg and has generated a following of 32,000 people online where he continues to share his work.
Beetle began his career as a video reporter at Yes2Abroad — See the World. He then worked as a ski instructor at European Snowsport:: Verbier, Zermatt & St Moritz. He also briefly worked as a Waiter at Wilde Thyme Ltd. As a production coordinator, Beetle worked at Ground Level Up from 2017 to 2018.
In November 2023, Beetle announced his new business, XOOM Africa. His goal was to “create a 14-day itinerary of action-packed adventure, wildlife encounters at the best spots, creating memories that last a lifetime. Sharing it with young, adventurous people, both friends I’ve made & those I’m yet to make.”
Back in December 2022, he and his team set a world record as the “highest altitude climbed by a spinal cord-injured team.” He battled sub-zero temperatures more than 6000 meters up in the Himalayas alongside paraplegic climbers with no food, water, or sleep. Beetle and a team had earlier broken the altitude record for climbers with spinal cord injuries, reaching 6900m on the 7126m peak of Himlung Himal in northwest Nepal. The previous record was 6000m.
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Beetle Campbell Family
Beetle Campbell is the son of Alastair and Rosie Campbell. He was born to his folks as Alexander Campbell.
He shared with Daily Record that his childhood spent around the hills of Stirling and the Loch Lomond area was preparation for embarking on a trip as an adult, which he frequently does. It is the place where his parents are still residing.
Alastair has hobbies such as kitchen gardening, hiking, fishing, and motorbiking. You can find him on Instagram.
Rosie is a self-taught Scottish hand-engraved glass artist specializing in commissions from wildlife to floral designs and bespoke requests. In 1990 she started her own business painting on antique enamel with acrylics. After relocating to Namibia, she developed an intense interest in the continent’s wildlife and began creating watercolor paintings of birds and animals, selling several of her projects to game lodges. After coming back to Scotland, she carried on painting and added engraving on glass to her repertoire in 2005.
Check out her work here.
Beetle has two brothers named James Campbell and Andreas Petronanos.
Beetle Campbell Girlfriend
Based on his social media activities, Beetle is likely single in 2023 and doesn’t have a girlfriend.
Where Is Beetle Campbell From?
Beetle Campbell calls Loch Lomond, Scotland his hometown. He is now residing in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
When Is Beetle Campbell Birthday?
As of the publishment of this article, Beetle Campbell’s birthday is not available.
How Tall Is Beetle Campbell?
Beetle Campbell has a modeling profile on Model Team. He stands tall at 6′, and is red-haired with blue eyes. In July he shared that he was 86 kg.