When Jill Scott was crowned Queen of the Jungle, I was one of the celebrity fans who criticized Boy George for trying to draw attention to her.
The singer, 61, sat down in the studio with his fellow former classmates as he revealed the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here on December host Ant and Dec! 2022.
But viewers saw the special moment for the lioness was the moment she took the ‘spotlight’ for herself, saying she threw her drink in the air as Jill was given her title as queen.
‘Attention Seeking’: I’m a Celebrity, Boy George slammed by fans for trying to call attention to himself when Jill Scott was crowned queen of the jungle
Sitting in the center of the top row of celebs, George wore a bold red hat and raised his glass as the good news was revealed.
He is then seen tossing the drink into the air in joy for Jill.
Some fans didn’t go down well with the Karma Chameleon singer’s move to celebrate.
One wrote on Twitter: ‘George is spilling his drink on himself because the focus is on someone else.’
Celebration: The singer, 61, was seated in the studio with his fellow former classmates as he revealed the winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here to hosts Ant and Dec! 2022
Another said: ‘Boy George tastes his drink to make headlines.’
Similarly, someone else wrote- ‘All the celebs were looking at Jill… except Boy George, he was pointing at the camera.’ Urgh. Well done Jill.
Another quipped: ‘Boy George trying to spike his drink about that?’
Earlier in the week, George became the first I’m A Celebrity campmate to ignore interviews following his exit from the show.
The singer, real name George O’Dowd, spoke to Ant McPartlin, 47, and Declan Donnelly, 46, as he was the fourth celebrity to be evicted from the show on Tuesday evening but not the morning TV slot. Later
Not happy: But viewers saw the special moment for Lioness was the moment she ‘taken the spotlight’ herself, they say by throwing her drink into the air as Jill was handed her crown
Scarlett Douglas, 35, and Sue Cleaver, 59, both appeared on Good Morning Britain from Australia and Charlene White, 42, spoke to her co-host in the Loose Women studio.
not long after, george was Australia has been refused permission to fly back to the UK after the homesick star demanded an exemption from the I’m A Celeb final.
The diva-like singer was ‘desperate’ to go home but is contractually bound to stay in Australia until the ITV series ends.
Sources close to the Karma Chameleon star told MailOnline: ‘He wanted to go home straight away, he didn’t want to stick around.’
Fourth out: Boy George was refused permission to fly back to the UK from Australia after the homesick star demanded an exemption from the I’m A Celeb final
He continued: ‘If he had his way he would have already been on a plane but he was not allowed to do so.
‘His purpose in going into the woods was for the world to see a stripped back version of him, without hair, makeup, costumes or hats – he didn’t really care how far he got in the competition.
‘The fact that he has to be in Australia for a few days now is an annoyance to him, he’s not bothered about sticking around for the final, but that’s what he has to do.
‘He’s traveled the world throughout his career and has seen Australia firsthand so there’s really no reason for him to be here, especially when he’s not concerned about catching up with his co-stars on the other side.’
On Sunday night’s finale, Jill Scott roared in victory as the former lioness was crowned Queen of the Jungle after winning I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
The sports star, 35, beat politician Matt Hancock, 44, and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, 23, in Sunday evening’s grand final after surviving 23 days in the Australian camp.
After congratulating the former midfielder on her victory, Mike Tindall did the honor of placing a floral crown on Jill’s head as she sat triumphantly on a wooden throne before embracing her fiancee Shelley Unitt on the bridge.
Stuck in Oz: The 61-year-old singer was booted out of the show on Tuesday night, and is ‘desperate’ to go home, but is contractually bound to stay in Australia until the ITV series ends.