Boy George came out after children called him a ‘girl’ growing up

Boy George came out after children called him a ‘girl’ growing up credit:Bang Showbiz
Boy George came out after children called him a ‘girl’ growing up credit:Bang Showbiz

Boy George came out after children called him a “girl” growing up.

The Culture Club singer, 61, told his ‘I’m A Celebrity’ campmates on Monday night’s episode (21.11.22) his realisation he was gay was “gradual”, but said he dressed as a nun on a night out during his “outrageous” teens – and bumped into a group of real nuns on the London Underground while in his costume.

George added: “I find it’s more other people ask about it, I’m busy being myself. They often ask, ‘When did you know you were gay?’ It was kind of gradual I think. For me it was other kids calling me a girl... ‘You’re a girl’.”

George added in the Bush Telegraph said: “I have no problem with people asking me when did I know I was gay because I can’t answer it. It’s such a weird question. The difference is that when you’re a gay kid or trans or whatever, no-one really prepares for your arrival.”

And he said at the creek: “I knew if I announced it I’d be immediately unpopular in the playground, but inside of me, I absolutely thought it was totally normal and this is what’s meant to be.”

George also said David Bowie helped him be himself, adding: “I think, for me, Bowie was the beginning of me going, ‘Oh my god, I’m not alone.’ It didn’t matter whether he was gay, straight or bisexual, he was a massive role model.

“When I was 16/17 I was outrageous... this one time I went out as a nun. When we got on the Tube there were real nuns on the tTube. I was sitting eating a packet of cheese and onion crisps, dressed as a nun with the most amazing make-up. They knew I wasn’t a nun!”

Meanwhile, Owen Warner, 23, took on the ‘Boiling Point: The Return’ trial.

Explaining the rules for actor Owen, host Ant McPartlin said: “have to enter the boiler room and retrieve the set of four spanners. You’re going to use those spanners to find nine stars that are hidden within the boiler room and the underground network of pipes.

“Now, once you get a star, pop it in your star bag, this is important, only stars in the star bag at the end of time will count.”

Entering a room with two pythons in it, Owen said: “I didn’t even see that!”

When he reached another area with more snakes Owen said: “Oh hello! Oh my days…oh stay away from me.”

He unscrewed the stars and finished the Trial with all nine stars and time to spare.

Owen told Ant and co-host Declan Donnelly: “Nice one! It was alright you know. The size of that snake! The girth on it, jeez.”

Returning to camp triumphant, he yelled: “We eating good tonight!”

In the Bush Telegraph Owen said: “I’m going to miss a lot of things about this jungle experience but walking back with good news to a group of hungry people – it’s the best feeling ever.”

‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ continues tomorrow (22.11.22) at 9pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub.