Naughty Boy: From real name to his songs, who is the I’m a Celebrity contestant?

Meet the star who was forced to pull out of last year’s series at the final moment

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 08 December 2021 22:17
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Naughty Boy is finally getting his time in I’m a Celebrity spotlight having pulled out of last year’s series.

The music star – real name Shahid Khan – was voted off on Wednesday’s episode (8 December) that also saw him clash with fellow camper Adam Woodyatt over cleaning.

Naughty Boy is a hit DJ and record producer who has worked with artists including Tinie Tempah, Jennifer Hudson and Emeli Sandé.

The rapper released his debut album, titled Hotel Cabana, in 2013, which featured collaborations with Gabrielle and Ed Sheeran.

His song, “La La La”, won Best Song and best Video at the MOBO Awards.

Speaking about his choice to join the ITV series, Naughty Boy said: “I want people to know the real me. I am not a celebrity at all. My music is the celebrity and now is the chance for me to show people what I am really like.”

He added: “I don’t know what people in the music industry will think about me being in the Castle but having a break from everything is something I think everyone should have and do once a year.

“I love my friends and family, but I think it is good to have a break and time out.”

Naughty Boy was meant to take place in last year’s series

Speaking about his mum, whom he lives with, the music star said: “[She] has been very well, and it is going to be difficult for me being away. But that said, I think the break will be good for both of us.”

Naughty Boy was forced to pull out of last year’s series due to a family emergency. He was replaced by Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, who ended up finishing in second place behind Giovanna Fletcher.

The hit ITV reality show relocated from the Australian jungle to Wales for its most recent series as a result of the pandemic, and will do so again for the 2021 edition.

I’m a Celeb concludes next Sunday (12 December), when the new king or queen of the castle taking over from reigning champion Giovanna Fletcher will be named.

I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow at 9.00pm on ITV.

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