Boy George was scared to go on I’m A Celebrity and ‘got himself into a state’ before appearing on the show, according to his manager Paul Kemsley.
The Culture Club icon shocked fans by deciding to give the jungle a go, and has already been at the centre of tension with campmate Charlene White over the cooking.
Paul explained on This Morning: ‘He’s a bit of a control freak, he likes control, but he’s a kind nice guy.
‘He’s very into meditation, he’s into breathing, and he’ll get through it. It’s very early doors, I mean he got himself into a big state emotionally, he was scared before he went in. And there was a lead-up when he wasn’t doing it.’
Paul went on to admit he talked George into doing the show.
While he acknowledged that the musician will ‘probably’ kick off at some point, he insisted that when it comes to controversial new campmate Matt Hancock, he’ll ‘give him a chance.’
‘He’ll definitely meet him first and have his own opinion,’ Paul added.
George confronted Charlene in last night’s episode of the show after branding her ‘bossy’ for taking charge of the cooking during Monday night’s episode.
Approaching Charlene to talk about camp duties, George told her: ‘It might be good to say to people, “Right you do this today”. Otherwise, I’m going to feel like I’m not doing anything.
‘I want to win stars, that’s my main thing, I’m going to do everything I can to get stars. I want to contribute.
‘You’re very strong. Listen, you’re such a beautiful contradiction because you’re like tough, and then you’ve got this beautiful side to you. But it’s challenging for me. I have to say it’s challenging for me.’
Charlene asked: ‘Why?’
Boy George replied: ‘Because I’m such a control freak. It’s my stuff.’
He added: ‘Because you are such a matriarch… and you better accept it, don’t even deny it, look at you, “What do you mean?”’
Speaking to the cameras in the Bush Telegraph, Charlene insisted there is no hierarchy in the camp.
‘We are the democracy of the jungle,’ she said. ‘There is no like leader, we haven’t told everybody what their roles are, we’ve just not done that, kind of fallen into roles.’
Boy George, however, continued to describe Charlene as ‘the boss’.
‘I’m happy to do nothing if people want to take charge,’ he admitted in the Bush Telegraph. ‘People are taking it but I think there’s going to be some rebellions.’
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here continues tonight at 9pm. This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.