Boy George was the fourth campmate to be evicted from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on Tuesday’s episode.
The singer, 61, was named in the bottom two after the public had cast their votes along with radio DJ Chris Moyles, 48.
Farewell: Boy George, 61, was the fourth campmate to be evicted from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on Tuesday’s episode
In his exit interview, the pop star said: ‘I am sort of ready. I had an amazing time and I’ve done a lot of things I thought I’d never do. I’m excited to see my sister.’
George described his time in the jungle as ‘beautifully challenging’ and ‘somewhat enlightening’, saying it had allowed him to go on an ‘inner journey’.
On how he managed to keep himself sane in the camp, he said: ‘I had to forget who I was the whole time I was in here, I had to let it go. I just had to get over it.
Clash of the titans: George found himself in the bottom two of the public vote along with radio DJ Chris Moyles
‘I just had to say, “I’m in the jungle, I’ve had no control.”‘
He added: ‘Being really honest, I am happy to go today. It’s not something I thought I would ever do but it’s a lot tougher than I thought.
‘I think it really makes you appreciate what you have and the people that you love.’
HIs champions: George said he would like to see former rugby player Mike Tindall or ex footballer Jill Scott win the show
End of the road: George looked please to be arriving for his chat with Ant and Dec after he left the jungle
The musician said he would like to see former rugby player Mike Tindall or ex footballer Jill Scott win.
Of Mike, he said: ‘He’s been the most stoic, he’s done the most. I think he’s much wilder than he lets on,’ before concluding: ‘I think Mike or even Jill.’
George’s departure prompted a mixed reaction from fans, with many taking to social media to express their opinion.
Family affair: The star posed with his sister Siobhan after his sibling jetted out to Australia to meet George as he departed the camp
Experience: George said of his time on the show: ‘Being really honest, I am happy to go today. It’s not something I thought I would ever do but it’s a lot tougher than I thought.
Agreeing with the public vote for George to leave, one person wrote on Twitter: ‘Hilarious! He’s out because he’s been relentlessly spiteful and nasty. It’s not complicated.’
Referring to politician Matt Hancock remaining on the reality show longer than George, another person tweeted: ‘Boy George learns he’s LESS popular than the Health Secretary after a major pandemic! Hilarious.’
Another viewer who was pleased to see George go wrote: ‘I am glad that boy George is out. I believe in kindness and I want to see people being kind to Matt Hancock.’
Speaking out: George’s departure prompted a mixed reaction from fans, with many taking to social media to express their opinion
Someone else shared: ‘So glad Boy George went before matt bet he’s well shocked by the public.’
‘I’m glad Boy George is out! I’m glad Matt is still in! Good night all round,’ posted another viewer.
While someone else wrote: ;One bully left. Then we’ll have a nice camp for the first time this year!!!! Nasty bully! Glad you’re gone! Less popular than Matt Hancock!!!’
Fans: George’s devotees took to Twitter to say how much they had enjoyed watching the star on the show
However, not all viewers were unimpressed, with one person writing: ‘@BoyGeorge you were fab, fab, fab on the jungle!! Sorry to see you go, you made the show for me.’
Another fan shared: ‘I thought Boy George was fabulous. Straight talking, not afraid of confrontation & game for a laugh. Granted he’s a bit of a diva, I think it adds to his charm.’
‘I thought he was great – individual and entertaining – there are a couple of beautiful ppl in there namely Owen and Jill and the rest are dull’, shared another viewer. ‘In a world where we try and encourage ppl to be who they are there is a lot of hate for Boy George – totally himself and respect to that.’
Looking back: George, 61, recalled how his father tried to humble him ahead of a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall during Tuesday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity
Another viewer shared: ‘@BoyGeorge So sorry to see you go out tonight, George. You and Jill were the only reason I kept watching. Good luck and God blessxx.’
He said his parent’s tactic was to try and keep him down to earth after he found fame.
When asked by comedian Babatúndé Aleshe: ‘What was your dad’s reaction when you made it?’, George replied: ‘I was playing at the Albert Hall and it was kind of a big gig, it was kind of early on and my sister’s best friend’s husband said to my dad, “You must be really proud of him?”
Family affair: George (centre) is pictured with his father Jeremiah (left) and mother Dinah in 1985
‘My dad goes, “Yeah, he does what he does and I do what I do.”‘
George added in the Bush Telegraph: ‘I think that comment was about, “Don’t blow smoke up his a*** because it’s not good for him.”‘
The singer, whose dad died in 2003, continued at the creek: ‘Or my mum used to say, “You never say you love me” and he’d say, “I’m here aren’t I?”‘
Babatúndé said: ‘This generation, all we do is tell our children that we love them.’
Opening up: The campmates were talking about generational differences within their families, with George saying his dad didn’t show as much emotion as parents might today
But George replied: ‘You should… my dad was a builder, owned his own firm. He was a gambler. He would take £10,000 and put it on a dog. Dad would say, “Don’t answer the door… the bailiffs, or the gas man was coming… .”‘
Born George Alan O’Dowd at Barnehurst Hospital, Kent, on 14 June 1961, the singer’s parents are Irish couple Jeremiah and Dinah O’Dowd.
George, who has four brothers and one sister, grew up in Eltham, London
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am not too pleased about rats being in there but I am just trying to pretend it is not happening!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am really looking forward to taking part in this show
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: People have voiced their feelings about me and I am hoping they will see I am very different. I want to create new memories
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I am a great listener. I can’t cook but if someone would like to teach me, then I will give it a go
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t want to put myself down but if my friends were to answer this question, they would say there isn’t much Seann can do! I am not really bringing too much to the table which is why I am a good listener!
DREAM CAMPER: Lee Evans, anyone from Blink-182 or Boy George. My mum took me to see him at Wembley and he wore a satellite dish as a hat!
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
CLAIM TO FAME: Politician
PHOBIAS: Snakes. I don’t thankfully suffer from claustrophobia –or I think I don’t!
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I like to muck in, and I think I will be collecting a lot of firewood. I like cooking too