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