Boy George confirmed for I’m A Celeb as he wears a giant lion mask while touching down in Australia


Boy George became the tenth star to confirm their participation in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here as he touched down at Brisbane Airport on Saturday.

The singer, 61, concealed his recognisable face with a giant lion mask while wearing a black suit, which he teamed up with coordinating trainers.

Upon his arrival Down Under, he told The Sun: ‘I’m here to do a version of the Lion Queen,’ adding that he ‘hopes’ the mask will stay on in-camp.

Emerging: Boy George became the tenth star to confirm their participation in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here as he touched down at Brisbane Airport on Saturday

Asked if he will be eating any creepy crawlies, the vegan star said: ‘I’m a Lion Queen, I have told you. I love all creatures.’

George added of hosts Ant and Dec: ‘I love them both.’ 

The Culture Club singer has secured the biggest paycheque in the show’s history to take part.

MailOnline revealed the Karma Chameleon hitmaker secured a payday of almost $1million to take part, with a source saying: ‘It’s been a long time since we had a huge global star film the show and he will no doubt draw viewers.

Big get: George is bringing his star power to the show that's filming in Australia for the first time since 2019 (pictured earlier this month)

Big get: George is bringing his star power to the show that’s filming in Australia for the first time since 2019 (pictured earlier this month)

‘He’s a national treasure and we have no doubt viewers will make him king of jungle.’

A Place In The Sun’s Scarlette Douglass looked in great spirits as she flashed a broad smile and strolled through Brisbane airport ahead of her stint on the ITV show.

Her arrival came shortly after Mike Tindall was confirmed as to be taking part after he touched down in Australia.

After landing in Australia, Scarlette explained: ‘I am not the best with creepy crawlies and I hear they are supersized here so wish me luck with that. I am more of a glamper so this is going to be interesting if I was to go camping’ reports The Mirror.

Hilarious: The singer, 61, concealed his recognisable face with a giant lion mask while wearing a black suit, which he teamed up with coordinating trainers

Hilarious: The singer, 61, concealed his recognisable face with a giant lion mask while wearing a black suit, which he teamed up with coordinating trainers

Joker: Upon his arrival Down Under, he said: 'I'm here to do a version of the Lion Queen,' adding that he 'hopes' the mask will stay on in-camp

Pals: George added of hosts Ant and Dec: 'I love them both'

Joker: Upon his arrival Down Under, he said: ‘I’m here to do a version of the Lion Queen,’ adding that he ‘hopes’ the mask will stay on in-camp

Yuck! Asked if he will be eating any creepy crawlies, the vegan star said: 'I'm a Lion Queen, I have told you. I love all creatures'

Yuck! Asked if he will be eating any creepy crawlies, the vegan star said: ‘I’m a Lion Queen, I have told you. I love all creatures’

She added: I am super competitive and I have two older brothers so I have always had to compete for the limelight being the only girl. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in.’

Scarlette continued: ‘I am looking for love potentially, haha. I just like a good honest and trustworthy man, thats it. But I did hear there might be a man in the jungle with a good set of muscles. So if I head to the jungle I would like to see a muscley guy. I am looking for a Tarzan out there.’

The property expert added that though she would like to win the show, the experience is more about ‘making new friends’ and doing things she wouldn’t normally have the chance to do.

It comes after Mike Tindall was confirmed as the latest I’m A Celebrity star.

Raking it in: The Culture Club singer has secured the biggest paycheque in the show's history to take part

Raking it in: The Culture Club singer has secured the biggest paycheque in the show’s history to take part

Woah! MailOnline revealed the Karma Chameleon hitmaker secured a payday of almost $1million to take part

Woah! MailOnline revealed the Karma Chameleon hitmaker secured a payday of almost $1million to take part

Eye-watering: A source said: 'It's been a long time since we had a huge global star film the show and he will no doubt draw viewers'

Eye-watering: A source said: ‘It’s been a long time since we had a huge global star film the show and he will no doubt draw viewers’

There have been rumblings for weeks that the royal and former England rugby international would be the first member of the royal family to take part on the gruelling endurance show.

And now Mike, 44, is the seventh contestant to have confirmed his place on the show by arriving in the country, which he has described as a ‘special place’ because it is where he met his wife, Zara Phillips, 41.

It has been reported that Tindall will receive a £150,000 payday for his appearance on the show.

There remains four other stars who are yet to be officially confirmed for this year’s series.

Adored: The source added: 'He's a national treasure and we have no doubt viewers will make him king of jungle'

Adored: The source added: ‘He’s a national treasure and we have no doubt viewers will make him king of jungle’

Cheerio! George waved photographers goodbye as he climbed into the back of a red car

Cheerio! George waved photographers goodbye as he climbed into the back of a red car

On his way: A chaperone opened the door for George to enter the vehicle

On his way: A chaperone opened the door for George to enter the vehicle

Mike was spotted arriving in Brisbane on Friday morning ahead of his upcoming stint in the jungle, as I’m A Celeb was recently confirmed to be beginning on Sunday November 6.

Ten celebrities will be making their way into the the jungle on day one with more expected to follow at a later date.

Presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have also landed Down Under, marking the first time the series is back in Australia since 2019.

Mike, who married King Charles’ niece Zara in 2011, told The Sun: ‘It’s probably one of the longest times we’ve been away completely with no communication. When you go away you still have communication, so that’s obviously going to be the hardest bit.

‘You’ve just got to get your head around doing what you’re doing and try and win some stars and stuff and see where you go from there. I want to win stars because I want to eat!

‘The hanger is always going to be the biggest thing you have got to worry about but I’ve also got three kids, so dealing with lack of sleep comes with the territory.’

Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, Charlene White, Chris Moyles, Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver, Comedian Babatunde Aleshe and retired England star Jill Scott have also signed up for the programme.

I’m A Celebrity 2022: Full line-up

Boy George 

Occupation: Singer

Age: 61

Olivia Attwood

Occupation: Reality TV star

Age: 31

Owen Warner

Occupation: Actor

Age: 23

Babatunde Aleshe 

Occupation: Comedian

Age: 34

Chris Moyles

Occupation: Radio presenter

Age: 48 

Jill Scott

Occupation: Footballer

Age: 35

Charlene White

Occupation: Journalist and presenter

Age: 42

Mike Tindall

Occupation: Former rugby player

Age: 43

Scarlette Douglas

Occupation: TV presenter

Age: 32

Sue Cleaver

Occupation: Actor

Age: 59 

Seann Walsh

Occupation: Comedian

Age: 36 

 

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