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