I’m A Celebrity’s Boy George teases ‘big mood swings’ as luxury item is banned

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    80s icon Boy George has said that I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! viewers should “expect mood swings” from him after he was told that he wouldn’t be able to take specific contraband into the jungle.

    Celebrities are allowed to take one luxury item into the jungle, which they normally have the chance to win during a show challenge, but seemingly George will not get his first choice item.

    When asked what he would most like to take with him during his time in the Australian Outback, he told Daily Star: “An espresso machine. I did kind of ask and that was non-negotiable.”

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    George said that the fact he can’t have a coffee “worries” him.

    He explained: “That’s a little bit of a worry because I love my coffee and I’ve been trying really hard in the isolation period to not have too much coffee but it hasn’t really worked out. So expect mood swings and some headaches.”

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    But the espresso machine ban for Boy George may not be quite as bad as he anticipates, as he also thinks I'm A Celebrity is not as "aggressive” as it used to be.

    He explained: “I’ve always watched the show and it’s changed over the last few years, it used to be quite aggressive, but I think TV has calmed down a bit now.

    “I feel like the shows are nicer and the world is a nicer place.”

    He said that he thinks as the world, and what is acceptable, has changed, "people aren’t so combative as they were, some of the things people said to each other and did you just couldn’t do now.

    “People are more called to account than they used to be.”

    However, he expressed concerns about his time in the jungle.

    He shared: "[Despite the changes in attitudes] I think I fear being ignored and misunderstood.”

    The Culture Club frontman had previously shunned participating in the show numerous times after being asked by ITV bosses.

    He claims that he didn’t take the offer because it had nothing to do with music.

    He said: “I’ve been asked before, I’ve been asked a couple times and I always said I would never do it because I think what has it got to do with music?

    “But I don’t feel like I’m in the music business anymore. I make music but I’m not in that business I’ve diversified for years.”

    The 61-year-old will be joining an array of stars in the line-up for this year’s competition.

    They include Conservative MP Matt Hancock, Love Island’s 2017 contestant Olivia Attwood, Former BBC Radio 1 DJ legend Chris Moyles, and Royal Family member Mike Tindall.

    Presenting duo Ant and Dec have expressed their joy and excitement at returning to Australia to film the fan-favourite ITV show.

    Declan Donnelly, 46, said: “As long as they let us in the country, we'll be back (there).

    "We had two lovely years in Wales.

    "We really enjoyed our time in Wales but the show has to be in Australia, we have to go back."


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