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Boy George hit with calls to leave after 'controlling' comments to Charlene

Jess Hardiman

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Boy George hit with calls to leave after 'controlling' comments to Charlene

Boy George has been slammed by I'm A Celebrity viewers after his comments towards fellow campmate Charlene White, with many calling on him to leave.


In tonight's show, the Culture Club singer could be heard grumbling about Charlene's tendency to 'issue orders' to everyone.

Having previously expressed his disappointment with his 'undercooked' dinner on Monday, this evening he took aim at Charlene 'giving orders' once the food arrived.


The Loose Women presenter helped delegate to other celebs, some of whom asked how best to cut and cook the ingredients, having been given kangaroo sausages and lady fingers.

"Slice them small and stir fry them with the spring onions," she instructed.

George was clearly unimpressed by Charlene taking charge, saying in the Bush Telegraph: "It's so weird, that bag comes down and Charlene just turns into an entirely different person.

"It's amazing, she issues orders and tells everyone what to do. I'm like, 'Wow'. You know, it's like, 'Who are you?'


"Charlene she just issues orders. For me as an observer of my own feelings, it's mind blowing."

Boy George wasn't impressed with Charlene taking the lead. Credit: ITV
Boy George wasn't impressed with Charlene taking the lead. Credit: ITV

After the group had eaten, Scarlette Douglas asked George if he 'didn't fancy helping'.

"I just feel like Charlene's very controlling," he replied.


"She tells you what to do and it really rubs you up the wrong way.

"I'm struggling with that, but I'll get over it. It's fine, she's very sweet as well so it's a real contradiction.

"There's this controlling side and then there's this caring side and it confuses me."

The following morning, George then confronted Charlene, telling her: "It might be good to say to people, 'right you do this today'. Otherwise, I’m going to feel like I’m not doing anything.


"I want to win stars, that’s my main thing, I’m going to do everything I can to get stars. I want to contribute.

"You’re very strong. Listen, you’re such a beautiful contradiction because you’re like tough, and then you’ve got this beautiful side to you. But it’s challenging for me. I have to say it’s challenging for me."

Charlene White. Credit: ITV
Charlene White. Credit: ITV

Later reflecting privately in the Bush Telegraph, Charlene said: "We are the democracy of the jungle. There is no like leader, we haven’t told everybody what their roles are, we’ve just not done that, kind of fallen into roles."


Many viewers expressed their disappointment in George's comments, telling her to 'leave Charlene alone'.

One tweeted: "Why is Boy George trying SO hard to have an issue with harmless Charlene??"

Someone else said: "When can we vote people out? George needs to disappear with his complaining self."


Calling for the star to go, one other said: "Literally can’t stand Boy George, like leave already thanks."

Another agreed: "Boy George needs to leave."

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here continues daily at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV and Film, Im A Celebrity

Jess Hardiman
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