Singer Boy George has claimed producers on the hit ITV show I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! manipulate conversations and prompt stars on certain narratives.
The 62-year-old appeared on the reality show last year, starring alongside the likes of politician Matt Hancock and football star Jill Scott. But in his new book, Karma: My Autobiography, George appeared to let loose on some camp secrets that viewers didn't see.
Opening up on the show, the Culture Club frontman said subjects were often introduced by "planted questions" in order for the celebs to speak about certain topics. He also revealed that certain scenes that mocked MP Matt were cut out from the show as he felt ITV may have wanted him to win.
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Diving into elements of the show he found uncomfortable in a chapter called Jungle Is Massive, George said his co-star Scarlette Douglas made him feel uneasy when she asked about his past. He said: "Scarlette upset me when she asked about my court case and prison.
"The question was casually and thoughtlessly posed out of the blue interrupting a terse conversation between me and Matt (Hancock). At the time it felt like she had been told to ask the question. She had no idea of the facts and it upset me," he penned.
George, whose real name is George O’Dowd, then went on to state that ITV would deny the allegations but said he was "asked to talk to Jill (Scott) about being gay". The star then went on to add that the broadcaster may have had hopes of Matt being crowned the jungle winner.
He wrote: "I thought ITV would’ve secretly loved a Matt win. Some campmates and their families at the hotel, I later found out, were speculating that Matt must have a team of professional bots working around the clock voting for him. I laughed at this because it really didn’t matter.
"Once you walk across the bridge and out of camp you realise just how easy leaving would’ve been," the singer explained.
George never appeared to be overly zealous on the show. He said at times he sat blindfolded in a car for hours with security guards who refused to chat. But he admits in his book that he did go into the jungle for the money, having been paid a reported £500,000.
The 80s pop star also confessed that celebs were never given any special treatment in the camp. But he went on to share that Olivia Atwood, who had to leave the process early due to medical reasons, was given a choc ice when she had fallen sick.
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