I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! viewers have called out Naughty Boy for taking the show “too personally”.
The rapper and music producer – whose real name is Shahid Khan – has been living in “the clink” since arriving in the show
In Tuesday night’s episode (23 November), he was shown to lose a task while paired up with fellow “clink” contestant David Ginola.
Following this, the opposing team, who have better living arrangements, then selected Naughty Boy to take part in the next task, leaving the rapper to feel as if they picked him because they thought he was the weakest link.
After losing this second task, he returned to camp to tell his fellow team mates he wanted to quit the show, blaming the other team for his decision. “There’s no love there,” he told his fellow contestants.
However, viewers were left confused by his reasoning for wanting to leave and rushed to social media to point out the music star was taking things too personally.
Naughty Boy suggested the other team picked him to kick him while he was down, which caused many to highlight that the other team would have had no idea about his current state of mind – and probably wouldn’t have picked him had they known.
“It’s a competition Naughty Boy,” one person wrote. “The other camp wanted to win and he’s acting like he’s never gonna forgive them.”
Another asked: “Have these people never watched this in the past? Whinge, whine, sulk, kick off about the trials and the public will vote for you each and every time. Twas ever thus.”
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“How were the other team supposed to know how Naughty Boy was feeling though? I don’t understand,” one person wrote, with another adding: “Naughty Boy is taking all of this a little TOO personally. It’s a game.”
At the end of the show, Ant and Dec revealed that Naughty Boy decided to remain on the show so he could call out the other team for what he believes were malicious actions. They said viewers would see the fallout in Wednesday night’s episode (24 November).
I’m a Celebrity continues nightly at 9pm on ITV.
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