From Culture Club and controversy to I’m a Celebrity 2022


Boy George is one of this year’s contestants on I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!

The singer entered the jungle on Sunday November 6 alongside other candidates like Chris Moyle and Olivia Attwood.

You can find the full list of contestants for this year’s show here.

Well known as a prolific pop star of the 1980s, Boy George is one of the hottest celebrities in this year’s contest.

The 61-year-old – whose real name is George Alan O’Dowd – was the lead singer of pop group Culture Club.

The 1980s band is best known for popular hits such as “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”.

Boy George was part of the New Romantic movement, which had its heyday in the late 70s and early 80s.

In 2008, Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison for assault and forcible confinement after he ‘chained’ Audun Carlsen, then 26, to a wall. The singer pleaded not guilty at the time.

He claimed in court that he handcuffed Carlsen because he allegedly stole photos from his laptop and wanted to find the missing items.

Reflect on their actions Pier’s Morgan Life Stories in 2017, Boy George said, “I sent myself to jail. I told the police why I did what I did. I had a psychotic episode. I was a drug addict, so I can’t say my reasons for doing it were founded in any way. But I told the truth. I’ve always denied beating that guy.

As well as being an influential pop figure, Boy George has an Ivor Novello award and is also a DJ, fashion designer, producer and photographer – and now he’s a jungle dweller.

Although he once commented on his 1983 single “Karma Chameleon” would mean he would never have to appear on the show, the musician was announced as a contestant.

Boy George attributed the decision to being “annoyed at being iconic around the corner”.

“I watch i am a celebrity every year and I had to think long and hard about it,” he said.

“But I feel like I’m in a very fertile creative moment in my life. I’m in a moment of rediscovering who I am as a person, an artist and an older man and I feel like trying very hard to be in pop culture,” he added.

Since appearing on the show, Boy George cried over the arrival of Matt Hancock, accused of deliberately causing tension within the campand close questions about his trial.


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