VANESSA Feltz is convinced that Boy George is going to be explosive, won’t muck in and will be really difficult on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here this year.
The 60-year-old gave her opinion on the singer during Monday morning’s instalment of This Morning.
Today presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were joined by Gyles Brandreth and Vanessa to talk about the news.
The brand new series of I’m A Celeb became a huge talking point as it premiered last night and they got chatting about pop icon Boy George.
Vanessa said: “I would say having worked with him on a few occasions, Boy George, he’s the opposite of a people pleaser.
“Very often in a crowd, and I’ve done so much reality TV I know a bit abut this, you try and get on with everyone, you want the people there to lie you, you want the people at home to like you, you try and muck in.
“You don’t really do the washing up at home, you do it when you’re there to look as if you’re doing it…
“Boy George is not that person.”
Holly asked: “How will that go down in that environment?”
“I think it is going to be explosive because I don’t think he’ll muck in,” Vanessa replied.
“I don’t think he’ll do as he’s asked to do. Maybe I could be wrong, maybe he has matured or changed.
“But my anticipation is that he’s going to be really difficult.”
I’m A Celebrity viewers believe Boy George “asked for an easy ride” into camp after managing to land the easiest entrance challenge.
The first 10 contestants arrived on the Australian-based reality show on Sunday evening, with four separate challenges playing out, often facing their fears in the process.
Charlene White, Babatunde Aleshe and Jill Scott were first up, having to walk a plank off a high-rise building before jumping off.
Despite being crowned ‘Jungle VIPs’, Olivia Attwood and Chris Moyles had to skydive onto a beach after a final luxury dining experience.
For group two, Owen Warner, Sue Cleaver and Mike Tindall had to complete a series of challenges to locate stars in a swamp.
However, final Jungle VIPs Boy George and Scarlette Douglas seemed to get off slightly easier, rowing to shore from a luxury boat to a beach in a rowboat.
Viewers found the decision bizarre and someone unfair on the others who literally had to face fears in order to kick off their start on the show, and believe it was arranged by Boy George to be let off easy.
“Chris Moyles had to jump out at 10,000 ft, Boy George just rowed a dingy,” said one, while another questioned: “Why didn’t Boy George and Scarlette do an initial trial ??”
“That was an underwhelming first episode,” said a third. “They’re already giving George special treatment (he had to paddle a little boat, is that all?)”
“So 3 of them had to hang off a building 2 had to jump out a helicopter 3 had to do horrible challenges And 2 of them rowed a boat about 20 meters????????? What?????” added another.
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