Boy George is allegedly grounded in Australia after being denied permission to fly back to the UK following his I’m A Celeb elimination.

Boy George is allegedly grounded in Australia after being denied permission from ITV higher-ups to fly back to the UK and skip the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! finale. According to a source who spoke to MailOnline, George’s contract with the channel stipulates that he stay in Australia until the show ends, elimination notwithstanding. 

The source alleged that George ‘wanted to go home immediately, he doesn’t want to hang around.

“If he had his way he would be on a plane already but he wasn’t allowed to do that,” the source claimed. “His aim of going into the jungle was for the world to see the stripped back version of him, no hair, makeup, costumes, or hats – he didn’t actually care how far he went in the competition.” 

The source also went on to allege that George was annoyed at having to stay back: “The fact he has to stay in Australia for days now is an annoyance to him, he isn’t fussed about sticking around for the final but that’s what he has to do.” 

George’s involvement in the latest season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has been a point of contention.

Earlier this month, Audun Carlsen, a male escort who was physically assaulted and cuffed to a wall by George in a 2007 incident, slammed iTV for casting George in the show and for the paycheque the singer was drawing from his appearance. 

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In a chat with The Mirror, Carlsen said: “Had I been a woman and he did what he did, he would never have been given the platform. It’s hurtful that big organisations like ITV give him that platform. I think giving him this sort of platform and a record fee sends the wrong message to survivors of violence and abuse and is plain wrong.”

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