There were hugs in camp as eighties pop icon Boy George said his goodbyes on I’m A Celebrity …Get Me Out Of Here! after becoming the fourth celebrity to get the boot. The Karma Chameleon and Victims hitmaker was kicked out of the jungle in Tuesday night’s episode (November 22), and he told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that he was happy his time was up.
“Being honest, I’m happy to go today,” he smiled as he settled down for a chat about his time in Australia. Asked why he had decided to take part in the ITV reality show he said: “For me it was like can I do it? It was a lot tougher than I thought.”
George, 61, said the experience had been life-changing for him. “It makes you appeciate what you have in your life,” he said. “And I’m sticking to the diet, it was amazing,” he added.
Ant and Dec showed a montage of George’s most outspoken moments on the show which started on Sunday, November 6. “You’re a say it like it is kind of guy,” said Ant.
One of the clips they showed was of the awkward moment former health secretary Matt Hancock appeared as George was venting about him to comedian Seann Walsh. “I have been hating on you I’ll be honest,” George admitted to his campmate as they went on to clear the air.
And George told Ant and Dec about Matt, who was controversial late arrival to camp: “I thought having Matt in here was really challenging and I had to tell him what I thought.” But he added about the West Suffolk MP, who was suspended by the Tory party for taking part in the show: “He’s just a person. He’s mucked in. He was doing a lot to help everyone. Everyone was kind and thoughtful, there’s a lot of kindness in there.”
After George walked over the famous rope bridge, Ant and Dec switched to their live Instagram feed and Ant was clearly unimpressed. Dec could be heard saying: “Sad times guys.”
And speaking directly to fans into the camera Ant fumed: “What were you thinking man?” And he quipped: “You b****es!” I loved Boy George.” “Stop shouting,” Dec told him.
Over on Twitter @yeahitstris said: “Boy George was needed for the entertainment.”@whuweez_x asked: “How has Boy George gone before Matt Hanock wtf british public.” And @hausofdawes tweeted: “Boy George leaving #ImACeleb is a travesty. He brought the comedy. Who on earth is voting for Matt Hancock?”