Naughty boy finally won his time in I’m a celebrity focus withdrew from the series last year.
The music star has been announced as part of the 2021 lineup along with Radio 1Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy and Saturday singer Frankie Bridge.
Naughty Boy – real name Shahid Khan – is a best-selling DJ and record producer who has worked with artists such as Tinie Tempah, Jennifer Hudson and Emeli Sandé.
The rapper released his debut album titled Hotel Cabana, in 2013, which featured a collaboration with Gabrielle and Ed Sheeran.
His song, “La La La”, won Best Song and Best Video at the MOBO Awards.
Talk about his choice to participate ITV series, Naughty Boy said: “I want people to know the real me. I’m not a celebrity at all. My music is celebrity and now is my chance to show everyone what kind of person I really am.”
He added: “I don’t know what people in the music industry will think about me being in Castle but taking a break from everything is something that I think everyone should have and do once a year.
“I love my friends and family, but I think it’s good to have time to rest and have fun.”
Talking about his mother, with whom he lives, the music star said: “[She] was very good, and it will be difficult for me to go away. But that said, I think the breakup will be good for both of us.”
Naughty Boy was forced to withdraw from the series last year due to a family emergency. He was replaced by Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, who finished in second place behind Giovanna Fletcher.
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