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I’m A Celebrity fans respond to Boy George's apology to Matt Hancock for 'hating on him'

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! viewers have been left divided after Boy George apologised to Matt Hancock following building tension.

In the latest instalment of the reality show, the Culture Club singer told the former Health Secretary he had been "hating on him" during their time together in the Jungle.

The 61 year-old has since apologised to Hancock and admitted he has found it tough to see past his political role, reports Wales Online. Friday night's show also saw Loose Women's Charlene White become the first member to leave the camp after a public vote.

In last night's episode, Boy George confessed to comedian Sean Walsh: “(I) can’t stand Matt. I have tried to like him and I’ve failed. I find him slimy, I find him slippery.

"I find him just … I made a joke about chocolate. He just looked at me like … I wanted to say, ‘What are you looking at? Don’t you look at me like that’.”

Hancock then joined the conversation and Boy George confronted him: “I was making a joke about the chocolate. For god’s sake I was like … let’s have a bit of fun. I didn’t like the way you looked at me. I made a joke and you were like…”

Boy George has since apologised to Hancock (Shutterstock)

Hancock said it was not his “intention” and he was sorry for making him feel “uncomfortable”. Boy George then told the Bush Telegraph: “He’s probably going to be quite upset and I was kicking off a bit and I just thought, ‘you know what, just tell him to his face what you feel’.”

The singer then told Hancock: “I just feel everyone’s trying to be too nice. It’s getting on my tits. I don’t want arguments … I’m just like come on guys, have a laugh.

"I’ll be honest with you, I think your presence has made everyone very compliant.” Hancock replied: “Compliant, it’s a funny word.”

Boy George said: “I have been hating on you, I have to be honest. I sometimes feel like you don’t say what you mean and you’re not particularly direct.

“I’m trying to separate you as a human being and you as a politician, and I’m struggling with it. We don’t share the same politics. I am struggling a little bit with you. That’s not your problem, that’s my problem. I apologise because I was really slagging you off a minute ago.”

Hancock said he would prefer the truth and has “enjoyed spending time with” the musician. Boy George told the Bush Telegraph said: “It feels like a relief to me. I thought, I don’t want to come out of here and feel like I’ve been dishonest. I had to be truthful.”

However, Boy George's apology has divided viewers. On Twitter, @sophiemacmac said: "I heart Boy George saying that to Matt Hancock." Jamie Simpson agreed, tweeting: "Loving Boy George on #ImACeleb says what he thinks!"

However, Mary M Robin tweeted: "Boy George - such a hypocrite the way he's spreading hate in camp being two faced to Matt Hancock and to his face. Boy George imagined it, looking for a argument, Matt didn't look at him funny. George said look at the face on it behind Matt's back. George ain't squeaky clean."

And @buttonChlo said: "Boy George just needs to have a day off tbh, reminds me of a high school bully, bore off."

Big Boy praised the politician's handling of the pop star. They said: "Matt Hancock is so brilliant at navigating confrontation. He's made Boy George like him with one conversation."

However, @_Sophieanna said: "Name a more uncomfortable scene in television than Boy George and Matt Hancock’s exchange just now."

Charlene White has been the first celeb voted out of the jungle (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Owen Warner also told presenter Scarlette Douglas the health secretary was “very cheeky” to ask if there was any food around. The 23-year-old Hollyoaks actor said Hancock had been “bragging about how much food there was” when was given a beachside barbeque on Thursday’s episode.

Warner also spoke about Hancock wiping bird poo off of his leader’s chair. He told the Bush Telegraph said: “That is our former health secretary…‘happy birthday twice’ he told me (when washing your hand) and he’s just given a little (flick of a rinse under water) after touching poo with his bare hands!”

Loose Women star Charlene White and Boy George took on the latest Buckshtucker trial called Watery Grave where both had to go in two separate tombs and pass over stars to each other with magnets. Water spiders, eels and mud crabs were added to their tombs and White said: “I don’t think I can do this. I’ve just come out of the water as I can’t get in with the eels.”

She then said: “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! I was trying, I can’t.” When she returned to camp, everyone in camp gave White a hug and Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver later gave her a hug and White cried.

White said earlier as she is an “impartial journalist”, she cannot share the RV with Hancock who is a “sitting MP” and may be a minister again. The camp also elected a new leader and voted for former rugby player Mike Tindall, who made Cleaver his deputy.

Tindall was then given a card to read which said “Celebrities, tonight is your last night together. Tomorrow one of you will be the first to leave the jungle.”

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns on Saturday at 9.10pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub.

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