This year's series returns to the jungle for the first time in two years and will introduce many high-profile celebrities, with singer Boy George confirmed as one of the contestants.
I’m A Celebrity has returned to the Australian jungle after two years since the pandemic and fans couldn’t be more excited for one of the most popular shows of all time! The show returns with great sophistication in production as fans will have the opportunity to meet many famous faces this season.
Despite being one of the most anticipated campmates, Boy George may be unfamiliar to some of the youngsters. So, as he apparently becomes one of the highest-paid campmates ever, we probably should take a look at his career and net worth.
Who is Boy George?
Boy George (originally George Alan O'Dowd) is an English singer and composer best known as the main singer of the musical group Culture Club. According to Billboard, Karma Chameleon and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me are the band's most well-known tracks.
Following the band's breakup in 1986, George went on to have a successful solo career, with many hits such as Everything I Own, Keep My In Mind, To be Reborn, and Sold.
What is Boy George's net worth?
Boy George's net worth is estimated to be £42,94 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Most of its comes from his singing career, as well as from brand endorsements.
While taking a hiatus from his solo career, George replaced legend singer Tom Jones as a judge on The Voice UK in its fifth season. Aside from his musical career, George is also a renowned fashion designer and author, having released popular titles such as Take It Like A Man and a memoir titled Straight.
According to Heart, the former Culture Club frontman is the highest-paid star to be joining I'm A Celeb this year, taking home a stunning £500,000 appearance fee to add to his fortune. To compare, Matt Hancock reportedly earns £400,000 for his appearance.
Although George has not confirmed this, if true, he will join Caitlyn Jenner as the highest-paid celebrity ever to enter the jungle. Caitlyn was also reportedly paid £500,000 for her appearance package in 2019.
According to George, he has committed to showing his worth, though he has not disclosed the specific amount. The singer exclaimed:
‘I feel like I’ve been paid well for it so I’m going to be as Boy George as I can.’
What to expect from I'm A Celebrity 2022?
I'm a Celebrity returns to its original, iconic home in Australia for its 22nd series, which begins on Sunday, November 6 at 9 p.m. on ITV, after two Covid-hit years within the dark and dusty walls of Gwrych Castle.
The 12 celebs, including Boy George, have now landed in Australia, confirming that they will be taking part in the gruesome and gruelling reality series.
Unfortunately, Olivia Attwood, who made history as the first Love Island contestant to compete, was forced to leave the jungle less than 24 hours after entering due to a medical issue.
A representative of the show confirmed:
‘However, for reasons beyond her control, her journey has been cut short. Your support and kind words have meant the world to her now as much as it always has.’
Fans may still look forward to the arrival of Matt Hancock, who was originally confirmed as a surprise addition to the I'm a Celebrity roster alongside comic Seann Walsh.
So much so that, according to one newspaper, ITV spent £2.1 million this year on signing the famous faces.
An insider revealed:
‘This is a huge amount but ITV sees coughing up this kind of cash as a worthwhile investment for the right blend of characters. Producers know that the right combination of stars will get viewers tuning in and staying with the show over the next three weeks — but that costs serious money.’