we can’t wait to see the cast portraits of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ While the jungle has a number of new faces this year, Boy George stands out. This former Culture Club frontman has joined I’m A Celeb as a special guest star, but he looks like he’s going to make it into the actual competition! He has his own portrait, and his own official cast number! What on earth is going on?
Boy George Wears Different Outfit In Official Portraits
Boy George is wearing a white shirt with black trousers and an emerald green tie, rather than his usual green khaki shirts and bright red trousers.
He also has his hair slicked back instead of styled in its signature bouffant.
The 61-year-old singer’s rep told The Sun: Boy George will be joining the cast of this year’s show but won’t be dressing up like he usually does.
His new look appears to mimic that of presenter Declan Donnelly – who was seen without his usual ginger wig and dressed in a black suit and blue striped tie during the photoshoot.
It’s not every day you get to dress as Boy George! joked Dec as they shared their pics on Instagram earlier this week.
Boy George is joining us this year but it doesn’t mean he’ll be dressing up like he usually does, said Boy George’s representative to The Sun.
He’ll join us looking very similar to how Decc looks.
Watch out ladies, there could be some competition for campmates’ attentions coming into the jungle soon! What do you think about Boy George wearing different clothes from the rest of the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! 2022 cast? Share your thoughts in our comment box below.
While viewers are used to seeing Boy George decked out in eye-catching garb, from sequinned tops to sequinned dresses and all manner of headwear, we expect him to opt for a more conservative appearance when he actually enters the jungle.
After all, stars who appear on reality TV shows frequently ditch their most outrageous outfits so they fit in better with everyone else.
Don’t forget that Scarlett Moffatt often showed off her neon legwarmers when she appeared as one half of Gogglebox couple Leon & Scarlett before she left to become famous full-time after winning I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! 2015.
But now he’s back for his third stint on the ITV show and joined by former Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter and Pointless host Alexander Armstrong.
Much like Boy George, Jorgie is sporting a more modest ensemble than what we’re used to from her character Theresa McQueen on Hollyoaks; meanwhile Alex opted for jeans rather than the typical smart attire worn by those presenting at Pointless filming locations. (See related post)
Who is Boy George now?
In the 1980s, Boy George was a member of the new wave band Culture Club, which had number one singles and albums worldwide.
He is also known for his many collaborations with Elton John (including on their 1985 hit Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me) and for his starring role in Taboo, an international stage production based on songs from his album Too Funky released in 1992.
In 1990 he started to dress exclusively in green khaki shirts and bright red trousers for the jungle, marking a change to a more masculine look which can be seen in his latest official portrait that was released yesterday.
George has been wearing the same clothes since his stint on reality TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2018 back in November last year, where he was crowned King of the Jungle.
He told Radio Times earlier this week: It’s something I’ve done before, but it was very important because people did know me as a gay person.
This is what they were thinking when they looked at me, he said. I wanted them to see me as somebody else.
If you Google my name now, Boy George wears different outfit will come up, not Boy George wears green shirt and red trousers.
George has always been eccentric in his style choices and as a result, never quite fitted into mainstream society.
But through his experience on reality TV show I’m A Celeb, he discovered that by dressing how he wanted to dress – even if it made him seem like a madman or someone out of touch – he found success.
He explained, I wear green khaki shirts and bright red trousers for the jungle. I’ve worn those clothes in real life before, but it was very important because people did know me as a gay person. George believes these days he’s more accepted within society.
If you Google my name now, he says proudly, Boy George wears different outfit will come up.
Who is Shappi Khorsandi now?
There is no word on what Roberts will be doing after she leaves IACGMOOH, but it could be the perfect time for her to pursue her own projects.
She has a famous family, so maybe she’ll go into acting or modeling. Maybe she will produce and release music under the name Lola.
Whatever she does next, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this talented lady.
If you want to keep up with Shappi Khorsandi and get updates about any future endeavors, follow her on Twitter here or Facebook here .
The newly appointed contestants from Big Brother UK series 20 were recently confirmed too . The full lineup includes Stephen Bear , Amir Khan , Georgia Toffolo , Fleur East , Jamie Lomas , Jennie McAlpine , Jordan Banjo , Larry Lamb and Martin Kemp .
We do not know when IACGMOOH will premiere yet, but we look forward to seeing these stars tackle some seriously gross food items. Watch out bugs! You may soon be part of some campmates’ meals.
Interesting fact – Did you know? The national anthem of Australia was composed by Thomas Lyle (1818-1864) and set to lyrics by Peter Dodds McCormick (1832-1904).
They wrote Advance Australia Fair in 1878. It was first performed in Sydney Town Hall by a large choir and orchestra conducted by Eugene Goossens on 6th April 1879.
The song quickly became popular across Australia, though it did not receive official recognition until 1984.
That year, the Australian parliament passed legislation to make it the country’s national anthem. An alternate anthem known as Waltzing Matilda had been used unofficially since 1895, but its status as an official national anthem only lasted until 1977.
Advance Australia Fair once again became the official national anthem of Australia in 1984.