Monday 21 May 2018

Jungle George: My TV shirt reeks of cockroach

George Shelley - I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
George Shelley - I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! runner-up George Shelley says his clothes "stink" of cockroaches.

The 22-year-old Union J singer has struggled to get the smell out of his khaki shirt since returning home after losing out to Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison, who was crowned queen of the jungle.

"All my clothes now stink with cockroaches. It's horrible," he said, adding: "Cockroaches reek. It's the worst part about all of it. You can be covered in snakes ... but you get cockroaches on you? Like, the juice? And then they squash and their guts go all over you. It's gross."

He said his jungle shirt is hanging outside because of its offensive odour.

"It still stinks of cockroaches. I can't get the smell out of it, it's horrible," he told the Press Association.

Meanwhile, he said the fall-out between his co-stars Lady Colin Campbell and Duncan Bannatyne was still "not sorted".

The author, dubbed Lady C on the ITV show, had a war of words with the Dragons Den star, calling him a "rat".

She accused both the Scottish entrepreneur and Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley of ''bullying'' and was at the centre of numerous rows before she quit the show, just four days before last month's final, on ''medical grounds''.

Shelley, speaking at the Brit Awards nominations announcement, said he caught up with Lady C and their fellow camp mate Ferne McCann this week.

"We went to Lady C's little humble abode," he said, adding: "They went for Chinese. I just popped in because I'm moving flats and stuff."

He said he had a glass of champagne and a chat. A sked if Lady C has made up with Bannatyne, Shelley said: "No," adding: "I'm not saying too much because I like to keep out of the drama, but yeah, it's not sorted."

Reflecting on life after the hit programme, Shelley said that due to being in Union J he was used to girls asking to have their photograph taken with him - but his fan base appears to have grown.

"I went into Tesco as soon as I got back with my mum and it felt like all the little fans had grown up into middle-aged mums," he joked.

He said Union J are staying together and writing music but also concentrating on their individual careers.

Press Association

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