I'm A Celebrity: Scarlette Douglas saves Matt Hancock from Boy George confrontation

Boy George and Matt Hancock in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
Boy George attempted to challenge Matt Hancock on government arms spending (ITV)

Matt Hancock has been saved from a confrontation with Boy George by TV presenter Scarlette Douglas.

The Karma Chameleon singer tried to challenge his I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! campmate on government arms spending, but the A Place In The Sun presenter intervened.

As the campmates discussed the government's struggle to find money to fund services, Boy George said to Hancock: “Just spend less on arms. £35 billion a year. Why do you sneer at spending less on arms?”

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The former health secretary said: “I don’t, I don’t, it’s just a different debate.”

Scarlette Douglas - I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 2022. (ITV)
Scarlette Douglas came to Matt Hancock's rescue. (ITV)

Douglas then said called over: “Matt, just quickly, you know when you asked whose socks they were and I asked you to put them over here… remember the socks from this morning, I said just stick them… where did you put them?”

Boy George, 61, muttered: “She’s trying to save you, very interesting.”

He added: “You haven’t got out of that debate, come back.”

Hancock replied: “I’m not doing that one. I’m not doing it.”

Boy George complained to the Bush Telegraph: “I just noticed sometimes, UKwhen I start a debate with Matt, Scarlette comes in and kind of shuts me down a bit or tries to change the subject. I don’t know whether Scarlette’s got political aspirations. But sorry, I’m just not going to stop talking. I will say what I want.”

Mike Tindall MBE,, Owen Warner, Olivia Attwood, Charlene White, Boy George, Scarlette Douglas, Sue Cleaver, Chris Moyles, Babatúndé Aléshé and Jill Scott MBE - I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here 2022 (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)
Tensions between Boy George and Scarlette Douglas are growing in the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! camp. (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)

And the Do You Really Want To Hurt Me singer continued his gripe against the 35-year-old property TV presenter to comedian Seann Walsh.

He said later: “She [Scarlette] sort of shut me down and she’s done it a few times. Matt is a grown adult and he can answer me. I’m not going to be shut down.

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“If you don’t want to talk about something interesting, that’s your problem. It really annoyed me because it’s happened about three or four times. I don’t know whether it’s deliberate... It’s a weird thing. Are we going to sit here and talk about biscuits all day?”

Watch: Matt Hancock admits there was no excuse for his actions