ITV bosses have certainly got their money's worth with Boy George, who is reportedly the most expensive I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! campmate to ever enter the Jungle at a rumoured £879,000.


Not only has he provided some entertaining stories about his life and career, but in a recent episode he even led a campfire singalong of his popular hit, Karma Chameleon - much to the delight of his fellow celebrities.

The singer has also thrown himself into camp life and Bushtucker Trials, and has been voted to face another one tonight (Friday 18th November) alongside Charlene White.

But how will Boy George get on? As we wait to see, here's everything you need to know about the music icon.

Who is Boy George?

Boy George
Boy George Photo by Jim Bennett/Getty Images

Age: 61

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Job: Singer/songwriter

Instagram: @boygeorgeofficial

Twitter: @BoyGeorge

Boy George, full name George Alan O'Dowd, is a singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer, who many will know as the lead singer of pop band Culture Club.

During their heyday, the group recorded global hit songs Karma Chameleon, Time (Clock of the Heart) and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.

George is known for his soulful voice and androgynous appearance.

What has Boy George said about joining I'm a Celebrity?

As a huge I'm a Celebrity fan, Boy George can't wait to get in the Jungle.

“I watch I’m A Celebrity every year and I had to think long and hard about this. But I feel like I am in a very fertile creative moment in my life. I am in a moment of rediscovery of who I am as a person, artist and older man and I feel like I do make a lot of effort to be in pop culture," he said before making his debut.

“I am bored of being iconic in the corner and if you want to compete in the world then being part of telly is part of that. This is the biggest show on TV and that is why I am doing it. And now I have made the decision, I don’t want to focus too much on what the experience might be like, but my intention is it is going to be amazing. It’s three weeks without make-up and three weeks is nothing. I have just done seven weeks on tour.”

And fans will be happy to hear that he'll be singing along during his time on the show.

He added: "Of course, I will sing! I am going to do impersonations of Shirley Bassey every day. I am going to put a song out whilst I am in the jungle too. I release music all the time. It’s good for people to discover music in a different way rather than through the approval system of radio. I don’t need to be approved by someone who hasn’t made a record."

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! continues on weekdays at 9pm on ITV.

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