Boy George arrives Down Under in Lion mask ahead of I'm A Celeb...

Boy George dressed in disguise on arrival in Australia for 'I'm A Celeb...' credit:Bang Showbiz
Boy George dressed in disguise on arrival in Australia for 'I'm A Celeb...' credit:Bang Showbiz

Vegan Boy George refused to say whether he'll eat creepy crawlies during his stint on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The 'Karma Chameleon' hitmaker just landed in Brisbane airport in a Lion mask and declared himself the "Lion King" ahead of the competition.

He told The Sun: "I'm here to do a version of the Lion Queen."

Quizzed on whether he'll wear the mask in the jungle, he said: "Let's hope so."

And asked if he'll be breaking his veganism to take part in the grim eating trials, which have seen celebrities chow down on the likes of a bull's penis, a pig's brain and a cow's nose, he replied: "I'm a Lion Queen, I have told you. I love all creatures."

Producers are thrilled to have signed the 80s pop icon, as he will offer "hilarious value in camp" with his dry sense of humour and frankness.

A TV source told the outlet: “Boy George is a real coup for producers, there is a lot of excitement in-house at ITV.

“The singer is renowned for his dry wit and frank delivery, he is always outspoken and will be hilarious value in camp, hopefully regaling viewers with his showbiz stories about his famous friends.

“While George is well acquainted with Australia after living in Sydney for several years, he has no experience of the Outback, so will be like a fish out of water living rough.”

The 61-year-old singer previously told hosts Ant and Dec he'd only do the ITV reality show if they did a vegan version.

He said: “Unless you do a vegan version and then I’m in.”

Hat-obsessed George has turned the opportunity down previously.

He said: “There would be serious clothing restrictions in the jungle.

“I’d have to get certain hats made and I couldn’t get over the food. I would have a problem with that.”

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' returns on November 6 from 9pm on ITV.