One could be forgiven for guessing the topic of conversation as Boy George crossed paths with jungle nemesis Matt Hancock’s girlfriend following his departure from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Culture Club singer was the fourth star to exit the show on Tuesday evening, just hours after entertaining the camp with a karaoke version of his biggest hit – Karma Chameleon.
And he was promptly whisked off to the Gold Coast’s lavish JW Marriott Resort & Spa, where he was serenaded with the track by former campmates Scarlette Douglas, Sue Cleaver and Charlene White before meeting businesswoman Gina Coladangelo for the first time.
Fancy meeting you here! Boy George crossed path’s with Matt Hancock’s girlfriend on Tuesday following his departure from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
George, 61 – reduced to tears following Hancock’s late arrival in camp – appeared to hit it off with the MP’s girlfriend as they crossed paths outside their luxurious temporary accommodation.
Coladangelo looked starstruck while chatting to the pop icon as he received a congratulatory round of applause after emerging from his chauffeur driven car.
Just hours earlier George led the stars in a singalong of Culture Club’s hit single Karma Chameleon during a trip to the camp’s legendary Jungle Arms pub.
Going out on a high note: The Culture Club singer was the fourth star to exit the camp on Tuesday evening, after serenading the camp with his biggest hit – Karma Chameleon.
Greetings: George appeared to hit it off with the MP’s girlfriend (L) as they crossed paths outside their luxurious temporary accommodation, where Scarlette Douglas (R) was waiting
Pals: Scarlette beamed as she hugged George outside the luxurious JW Marriott Resort & Spa on Australia’s Gold Coast
After missing out on the chance to hear the result of England’s World Cup match against Iran, the camp were thrilled to have a surprise treat, and even took part in a game of Beer Pong to win crisps and snacks.
Each of the celebrities then took it in turns on the karaoke, and getting all of the group singing together Boy George led a sing-along to Culture Club’s 1983 hit.
There was also a jukebox in the Jungle Arms and so Babatúndé led the campmates in the ‘Candy/ Electric Slide’ dance for Scarlette.
Jill Scott said: ‘I love the Jungle Arms, it’s my favourite pub!’
Here he comes: The singer was clearly delighted to be leaving the show’s jungle camp
Well done George: He was given a warm round of applause after emerging from the rear of his car on Tuesday
But viewers were left cringing after watching Matt belt out Queen song I Want To Break Free during the ensuing karaoke session.
In October 2017 he delivered an enthusiastic rendition of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now at the Tory party conference alongside Therese Coffey and Anne Milton.
And on Tuesday night Matt once again belted out a Queen hit, with viewers taking to Twitter to share their very honest opinions on his performance.
Some were left cringing at the former Health Secretary’s performance, joking that they would be ‘praying’ to never see him take to the mic again.
Others re-shared footage of Matt, 44, belting out another Queen song when he took to the karaoke stage back in 2017.
Popular: But George fell short of going all the way by becoming the fourth campmate to leave
Farewell: George greets photographers after making his exit from the jungle
Earlier in the episode, Hollyoaks star Owen Warner struggled to hide his devastation, after missing out on the chance to hear the score from England’s opening World Cup match.
The Three Lions earned an impressive 6-2 victory over Group B rivals Iran in their first match at the tournament in Qatar, but this year’s celebrities are still clueless after once again failing to answer the Deals On Wheels question correctly.
For the latest challenge, Owen and Chris Moyles were tasked with completing a puzzle based on their fellow campmates playing charades, but despite earning the Dingo Dollars they missed out on the coveted prize.
Explaining the rules, Chris said: ’16 numbers on the board, a load of clues on the floor and a TV where we can see our campmates acting out charades.’
Boy George acted out ‘Happy worm’, and this then earned them a puzzle piece to put on the board. The pair needed to complete the full puzzle to earn the Dingo Dollars.
Of Matt Hancock’s efforts, Owen said: ‘When Matt Hancock’s acting you just have to soak it in.’
Family affair: The star posed with his sister Siobhan after his sibling jetted out to Australia to meet George as he departed the camp
Speaking out: George’s departure prompted a mixed reaction from fans, with many taking to social media to express their opinion
Nemesis: The singer was reduced to tears following Matt Hancock’s late arrival to the camp
The Hollyoaks star got him to keep acting out ‘relaxed pigeon’ over and over despite already having guessed what it was.
Once they finally earned the Dingo Dollars, Chris and Owen paid a visit to Kev, where they learned the treat up for grabs was an envelope with the England vs Iran score in it and chocolate brownies.
Struggling to hide his excitement at hearing England’s result, Owen said: ‘You seen that?! Come on!’
Competitive: The camp were thrilled to have a surprise treat, and even took part in a game of Beer Pong to win crisps and snacks
Nasty! For the task, the celebrities had to carry glasses of drink using their mouths over to the correct pots to win the bar snacks
Yum! The stars couldn’t hide their excitement as they were rewarded with crisps, chips and pizza after completing the beer pong challenge
Referring to the campmates needing to get the question right, he said: ‘If they’ve not got this…’
Chris then clocked that the envelope was in there and shouted: ‘Oh my god have you seen what it says! I thought you just meant the brownies!’
The camp was asked: Which of these had the largest UK viewing figures: The Men’s Euro 2020 final, the Women’s Euro 2022 final, or the Queen’s Funeral?
While Owen and Chris said: ‘Got to be the Queen’s funeral’, which was the answer the camp chose, it turns out more viewers tuned into for England’s Euro 2020 final.
Chris yelled: ‘No!’
A devastated Owen added: ‘I need a moment, honestly. That’s actually devastating. Ah mate, I’m gutted.’
So much food! viewers were left cringing after watching Matt Hancock belt out Queen song I Want To Break Free during the ensuing karaoke session
Sing it out! Each of the celebrities then took it in turns on the karaoke, and getting all of the group singing together Boy George led a sing-along to Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon
What a performance! The celebrities showed off their singing skills as they took to the stage after enjoying the food in the Jungle Arms
Final farewell! The night was Boy George’s last in the camp, as later in the show he became the fourth celebrity to be voted off
Matt later recalled his family’s ‘harrowing’ money woes during a candid chat with George and Seann Walsh.
The trio, alongside Jill, had been having a discussion about generational differences between parents when talk soon turned to money and the hardships they faced years previously.
And while Matt confessed his family ‘nearly lost everything’ after his step-father’s business ‘went bust’, George told how his ‘gambler’ father blew £10,000 on greyhound racing.
After Jill had remarked that their parents were from a generation of ‘don’t show any weakness’, George recalled fearing the bailiffs coming while growing up amid his father’s difficulty with money.
A hard one! For the latest challenge, Owen and Chris Moyles were tasked with completing a puzzle based on their fellow campmates playing charades
What a prize! Once they finally earned the Dingo Dollars, Chris and Owen paid a visit to Kev, where they learned the treat up for grabs was an envelope with the England vs Iran score in it
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He said: ‘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…”
Seann then turned to the former health secretary, asking: ‘Did you have the bailiffs round yours Matt?’
To which Matt replied: ‘When the business nearly went bust we nearly lost everything.
‘You know when you type your postcode into the internet and it brings up your address? My stepdad wrote that software. The business started in ’88 and in the early 90s is when it nearly went bust.’
The politician went on: ‘We were going to lose the house, both my step dad and mum were going to lose their jobs. That was pretty harrowing. I was about 14.’
Tough time: Boy George told how his ‘gambler’ father blew £10,000 on greyhound racing
Open: After Jill had remarked that her parents were from a generation of ‘don’t show any weakness’, George recalled fearing the bailiffs coming while growing up
Speaking after his exit, George told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: ‘I have looked at myself for two-and-a-half weeks and it is horrifying. I had to forget who I was and let it go, it was quite interesting to get over it.
‘I am in the jungle with no control. I am looking forward to being back in 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.’
The singer said he would like to see former rugby player Mike or ex footballer Jill 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 adding: ‘I think Mike or even Jill.’
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
George’s departure prompted a mixed reaction from fans, with many taking to social media to express their opinion.
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.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Wednesday November 23, ITV1 at 9:00pm.