Boy George mentioned he signed as much as I’m a Superstar… Get Me Out of Right here! as a result of he was “bored of being iconic within the nook”.
he former Tradition Membership frontman, 61, is becoming a member of the ITV present because it returns to the Australian jungle after the previous two collection had been filmed at Gwrych Fort in North Wales attributable to Covid-19 journey restrictions.
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are returning to host proceedings, with a trailer displaying them leaping out of a helicopter into the jungle.
Viewers can vote now through the present’s app for who they need to turn into Jungle VIPs (Very Remoted Folks), who will spend their first evening stranded on an island and face the primary trial of the collection.
Forward of the launch, Boy George mentioned: “I watch I’m A Superstar yearly and I needed to assume lengthy and laborious about this. However I really feel like I’m in a really fertile artistic second in my life.
“I’m in a second of rediscovery of who I’m as an individual, artist and older man and I really feel like I do make a number of effort to be in popular culture.
“I’m bored of being iconic within the nook and if you wish to compete on the planet then being a part of telly is a part of that. That is the largest present on TV and that’s the reason I’m doing it.
“And now I’ve made the choice, I don’t need to focus an excessive amount of on what the expertise is perhaps like, however my intention is it will be superb.”
The singer, identified for his flamboyant fashion, mentioned the present was “three weeks with out make-up and three weeks is nothing” earlier than including: “I’ve simply carried out seven weeks on tour.”
Boy George mentioned he meant to win the present and wished to be like 2018 winner, former soccer supervisor and participant Harry Redknapp.
He mentioned: “King of the jungle, how fabulous would that be? I need to be the Harry Redknapp of my technology!”
The vegetarian star mentioned the jungle weight loss program of rice and beans and lack of sleep wouldn’t be tough for him.
“I’m a bit like Margaret Thatcher – I don’t sleep lots,” he mentioned.
“I discover sleep a little bit of a hindrance as a result of I can’t get issues carried out when I’m asleep. I do prefer to chant and I’ll discover a nook to do it in camp.
“I do quick lots at residence and weirdly I’m nicer once I don’t eat! I’m fairly a superb cook dinner however I’ll by no means inflict what I make on different folks. I could make some actually disgusting issues. Some folks open my fridge and scream!”
Nevertheless, he admitted he’ll miss his cellphone, espresso espresso, goat’s cheese and feta cheese whereas within the jungle.
Boy George might be joined by Coronation Road’s Sue Cleaver, Hollyoaks’ Owen Warner, TV presenter and property knowledgeable Scarlette Douglas, former England rugby participant Mike Tindall, Unfastened Ladies star Charlene White, radio presenter Chris Moyles, actuality TV star Olivia Attwood, former footballer Jill Scott and comic Babatunde Aleshe.
In September, it was confirmed there might be an all-star collection of I’m A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here! hosted from South Africa subsequent yr.
McPartlin and Donnelly mentioned well-known names from the final 20 years of the ITV present will return to compete.
I’m A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here! begins on Sunday November 6 at 9pm on ITV.