Boy George: From Culture Club and Controversy to I’m a Celebrity 2022
Boy George is one of this year’s competitors I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
The singer entered the jungle on Sunday November 6 alongside fellow contestants Chris Moyles and Olivia Attwood.
The full list of contestants for this year’s show can be found here.
Known as a prolific pop star of the 1980s, Boy George is one of the highest-profile celebrities in this year’s competition.
The 61-year-old, whose real name is George Alan O’Dowd, was the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club.
The 1980s band is best known for popular hits like “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 1970s and early 1980s.
In 2008, Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison for assault and false imprisonment after he “chained” then-26-year-old Audun Carlsen to a wall. The singer then pleaded not guilty.
He claimed in court that he handcuffed Carlsen for allegedly stealing pictures from his laptop and wanted to track down the missing items.
thinking about his actions Piers Morgan’s Life Stories In 2017, Boy George said: “I sent myself to prison. 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 it were in any way valid. But I told the truth. I’ve always denied hitting the guy.”
Aside from 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.
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Despite once commenting that his 1983 hit single “Karma Chameleon” would mean he would never have to appear on the show, the musician was announced as a candidate.
Boy George attributed the decision to being “bored of being an icon in the corner”.
“I am looking i am a celebrity every year and I had to think long and hard about it,” he said.
“But I feel like I’m at a very fertile creative moment in my life. I’m in a moment of rediscovering who I am as a person, artist and older man, and I feel like I’m trying really hard to be in pop culture,” he added.
Since appearing on the show, Boy George has cried over Matt Hancock’s arrival, has been accused of intentionally creating tension within the camp and has dropped questions about his trial.
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