Beaming Boy George snaps selfies on the beach in Australia

Beaming Boy George snaps selfies and does yoga on the beach with his sister as he makes the most of his ‘freedom’ after being voted off I’m A Celebrity

  • Enjoying a relaxing day in the sunshine, the Culture Club singer strolled barefoot along the sand while snapping selfies
  • He was casually clad for the outing, donning a plain black T-shirt and baggy trousers as well as a purple bandanna
  • George’s sister Siobhan O’Dowd joined him on the outing, with the pair enjoying some quality time together
  • Earlier in the day, George had joined his fellow campmates in the lobby of their hotel to greet the latest jungle evictee, Chris Moyles 

Boy George made the most of life outside the jungle as he enjoyed a day at the beach on Friday. 

The 61-year-old singer swapped the Australian outback for the sandy shores of Surfers Paradise after being voted off I’m A Celebrity on Tuesday. 

Enjoying a relaxing day in the sunshine, the Culture Club singer strolled barefoot along the sand while snapping selfies.  

Fun in the sun: Boy George made the most of life outside the jungle as he enjoyed a day at the beach on Friday

He was casually clad for the outing, donning a plain black T-shirt and baggy trousers as well as a purple bandanna.  

George’s sister Siobhan O’Dowd joined him on the outing, with the pair enjoying some quality time together. 

Earlier in the day, George had joined his fellow campmates in the lobby of their hotel to greet the latest jungle evictee. 

Yoga on the beach: George’s sister Siobhan O’Dowd joined him on the outing, with the pair enjoying some quality time together

Chilling out: The 61-year-old singer swapped the Australian outback for the sandy shores of Surfers Paradise after being voted off I’m A Celebrity on Tuesday

Chris Moyles, 48, was the sixth star to be voted off I’m A Celebrity during Thursday’s episode after admitting he was ‘ready’ to leave. 

He received a hero’s welcome from his friends and loved ones, who gathered in the hotel lobby to see him once he arrived at the Marriott hotel.

The former campmates looked in good spirits as they caught up in the hotel lobby as a group, after Boy George missed out on joining the welcome party the day before when Babatúndé was evicted. 

Snap happy: Enjoying a relaxing day in the sunshine, the Culture Club singer strolled barefoot along the sand while snapping selfies

Low-key look: He was casually clad for the outing, donning a plain black T-shirt and baggy trousers as well as a purple bandanna

An onlooker told MailOnline: ‘George was the only celebrity not to greet Baba after he was voted out the jungle on Thursday morning, local time.

‘It was disappointing because he’s still a part of the cast and was a huge character in camp, it didn’t go unnoticed that he wasn’t there.

‘Everyone else is able to be a good sport but he just seems to have washed his hands with it now.’

Oh dear: George recently addressed his inability to follow rules, saying  ‘My biggest craving in the jungle was freedom, was not being told what to do’

Keeping to himself: After leaving the show, George snubbed doing ITV’s post-exit interviews, failing to make an appearance on any of the channel’s morning shows the day of his eviction

A source close to George went onto add: ‘He was busy filming social media content for the show that they require and was following their schedule.

‘He was then rushed into makeup ahead of doing an interview, he didn’t purposefully miss Baba’s return.’

Baba lasted a day longer than George and was the fifth celebrity to be voted out.

Homesick: He was also reportedly ‘desperate’ to go home but is contractually obliged to stay in Australia until the ITV series has ended

Catching up: George has been spending time with loved ones after being booted off the show 

Catching up: Earlier in the day, George had joined his fellow campmates in the lobby of their hotel to greet the latest jungle evictee, Chris Moyles 

On Thursday, George addressed his inability to follow rules as he took to Instagram for a Q&A.

Asked by a fan: ‘What was your biggest craving while in the jungle?’, George responded: ‘My biggest craving in the jungle was freedom, was not being told what to do.’

After leaving the show, George snubbed doing ITV’s post-exit interviews, failing to make an appearance on any of the channel’s morning shows the day of his eviction.

I’m A Celebrity 2022: All you need to know about this year’s show

  • I’m A Celebrity 2022 line up: Which celebrities are taking part this year? 
  • Where is I’m A Celebrity filmed this year in Australia? 
  • Inside Boy George’s £17m gothic Hampstead mansion
  • I’m A Celebrity 2022: How much is Matt Hancock getting paid?
  • Mike Tindall net worth: Is he one of the richest campmates ever? 
  • Does I’m A Celeb star Owen Warner have a girlfriend? 
  • I’m A Celebrity 2022: Who is favourite to leave tonight’s show? 

He was also reportedly ‘desperate’ to go home but is contractually obliged to stay in Australia until the ITV series has ended. 

Sources close to the Karma Chameleon star told MailOnline: ‘He wanted to go home immediately, he doesn’t want to hang around.

‘If he had his way he would be on a plane already but he wasn’t allowed to do that.’ 

It comes after George was refused permission to fly back to the UK from Australia after the homesick star demanded a waiver from the I’m A Celeb final.

The diva-like singer became the fourth celebrity to be voted off the show on Tuesday night, and is ‘desperate’ to go home but is contractually obliged to stay in Australia until the ITV series has ended.

He also snubbed doing ITV’s post-exit interviews, failing to make an appearance on any of the channel’s morning shows the day of his eviction. 

Sources close to the songstertold MailOnline: ‘He wanted to go home immediately, he doesn’t want to hang around.’

They continued: ‘If he had his way he would be on a plane already but he wasn’t allowed to do that.

‘His aim of going into the jungle was for the world to see the stripped back version of him, no hair, makeup, costumes, or hats – he didn’t actually care how far he went in the competition.

‘The fact he has to stay in Australia for days now is an annoyance to him, he isn’t fussed about sticking around for the final but that’s what he has to do.

‘He’s travelled across the world his entire career and has seen Australia before so there’s really no reason for him to be here, especially as he isn’t concerned with catching up with his co-stars on the other side.’

Fourth out: It comes after George was refused permission to fly back to the UK from Australia after the homesick star demanded a waiver from the I’m A Celeb final

MailOnline has contacted George’s representatives for comment. 

The diva-like behaviour continued after Wednesday night’s show which saw George snub Babatúndé Aléshé’s homecoming party after he became the fifth celebrity to be axed from the show. 

He was the only former campmate not to greet his co-star at the luxury Marriott hotel, refusing to join the friends and family that gathered to congratulate comedian Baba following his departure at the hotel reception, which has been a jungle tradition for years.

While George wasn’t present, Baba, 36, was welcomed home by his former campmates Charlene White, Scarlette Douglas, and Sue Cleaver, as well as the likes of Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo, who embraced him with a hug.

It’s fair to say George has won himself a reputation as a diva while in the jungle. 

Stuck in Oz: The diva-like singer was voted off the show on Tuesday night, and is ‘desperate’ to go home but is contractually obliged to stay in Australia until the ITV series has ended

He infuriated his camp mates by meditating noisily through the night and has been caught bitching about his co-stars, mainly Matt Hancock.

In contrast to his evicted co-stars including Charlene White, Scarlette Douglas and Sue Cleaver, the Eighties icon does not feel obliged to continue supporting his campmates, having previously admitting to pals that he didn’t care when he was evicted and wasn’t signing up for the show to make friends.

He will now be staying at the JW Marriott Gold Coast hotel alongside the other evicted campmates and their friends and family, as well as his sister and nephew, who have joined him in Australia. 

During his time in the jungle he accused his campmates of not ‘being themselves’ but when quizzed by Ant and Dec about who he was referring to, he refused to comment.   

He also threatened to quit the show altogether when Hancock arrived, telling viewers if his unwell mother had passed during the pandemic, he would have walked from the series.

Not a fan: George has won himself a reputation as a diva while in the jungle. He infuriated his camp mates by meditating noisily and has been caught bitching about Matt Hancock

George said: ‘It’s difficult for me because, you know, had something happened, if my mum had gone, I would have gone when he walked in.’

George was in the Australian jungle for 18 days before finding himself in the bottom two alongside close friend, radio DJ Chris Moyles.

He reportedly banked the highest fee to appear on the series this year, earning a whopping £500,000 for his jungle stint.

The singer told hosts Ant and Dec on Tuesday that he was ‘happy’ to be leaving camp, adding: ‘I am so looking forward to getting back into control.’

Looking good: He was the first contestant in the show’s history to customise the uniform celebrities are forced to wear, telling MailOnline that he didn’t seek permission from ITV

He was the first contestant in the show’s history to customise the uniform celebrities are forced to wear, telling MailOnline ahead of entering the jungle that he didn’t seek permission from ITV to make the style adjustments.

George said: ‘Well, I didn’t ask permission. They sent me the hat and it was just too small. So I just chopped it up.

‘To be honest with you, you know, I got sent two shirts. I didn’t think I would get away with that. I just did it.’

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues on Friday at 9.15pm on ITV1 and ITVX. 

I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP

BOY GEORGE

BOY GEORGE

AGE: 61

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!

CHRIS MOYLES

CHRIS MOYLES

AGE: 48

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!

SUE CLEAVER

SUE CLEAVER

AGE: 59

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!

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

AGE: 35

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!

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

AGE: 36

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

SEANN WALSH

SEANN WALSH

AGE: 36

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! 

MIKE TINDALL

MIKE TINDALL

AGE: 44

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!

OWEN WARNER

OWEN WARNER

AGE: 23

CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks

PHOBIAS: Snakes!

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!

CHARLENE WHITE 

CHARLENE WHITE

AGE: 42

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

JILL SCOTT

JILL SCOTT

AGE: 35

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

OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW

AGE: 31

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

MATT HANCOCK

MATT HANCOCK

AGE: 44

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

Source: Read Full Article