I’m A Celeb EXCLUSIVE: Naughty Boy is excited to shine a light on being British a Pakistani Muslim

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He’s best known for creating chart hits with international singing sensations such as Beyoncé and Zayn Malik

And, when quizzed by MailOnline, Naughty Boy, 36, shared his excitement to shine a light on being a British Pakistani Muslim during his time in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The producer and DJ – whose real name is Shahid Khan – also revealed that his mum Zahida, 66, told him to keep praying each morning while in the castle.

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Excited! Naughty Boy, 36, has shared his excitement to shine a light on being a British Pakistani Muslim during his time in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Speaking about how his mother feels ahead of his stint on the ITV show, Naughty Boy enthused: ‘So excited. Last year we were all a bit anxious, she was anxious.

‘This year she’s happy. She was saying for me not to worry about her and just enjoy my time.

‘She told me to just be me and make sure I keep praying. I pray every morning. I’m British Pakistani Muslim and I do wanna shine my light there and get to know each others’ faiths.

The music star also explained why he didn’t join the line-up last year, admitting: ‘Last year life wasn’t permitting for me to do I’m A Celebrity last year.

‘It was too risky for me to leave my mum for that period of time. And if it was in Australia I don’t think I’d be able to do it. This year it’s so much easier.’ 

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Family man: The producer and DJ – whose real name is Shahid Khan – also revealed that his mum Zahida, 66, told him to keep praying each morning while in the castle

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Caring: The talented DJ also opened up about how time spent during the pandemic caring for his mother – who suffers with dementia – helped to prepare him for I’m A Celebrity

The talented DJ also opened up about how time spent during the pandemic caring for his mother – who suffers with dementia – helped to prepare him for I’m A Celebrity. 

He explained: ‘The first lockdown – I usually have cleaners in my house but they weren’t able to come – so it was just me, my mum and her carers.

‘I had to adapt to a new kind of normal – we all did. I became more homely. I became more caring natured.

‘I’d go to my neighbours and drop them packs of paracetamol and doing whatever I can. That’s prepared me. I want to be of service. I want to be the chef of the castle because I started to learn how to cook. I know what skills I can bring.’ 

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He explained: ‘The first lockdown – I usually have cleaners in my house but they weren’t able to come – so it was just me, my mum and her carers. ‘I had to adapt to a new kind of normal – we all did’

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Calab pals: Discussing how his celeb pals have reacted to his involvement with I’m A Celebrity, the DJ confessed: ‘I hope Emilie Sande doesn’t put me up for challenges’ (Pictured in 2017)

On whether he’s ready for the world to get to know ‘the real him’, he admitted: ‘I’ve been an artist for the last 10 years. People only know about Naughty Boy. I’m not a celebrity my music is.

‘This is an opportunity for people to get to know the man behind. But I do wanna keep the mystery a bit.’

Discussing how his celeb pals have reacted to his involvement with I’m A Celebrity, the DJ confessed: ‘I hope Emilie Sande doesn’t put me up for challenges. She said to me “shine your light and just be yourself”.

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Diva! Asked to name the biggest diva he’s worked with, the music producer didn’t hesitate in naming Gemma Collins, but insisted her big personality is ‘infectious’

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No way! ‘I was meant to go to New York to do a thing with Mariah Carey, and apparently she gets manicures in the studio which I love!’ said Naughty Boy

Asked to name the biggest diva he’s worked with, the music producer didn’t hesitate in naming Gemma Collins, but insisted her big personality is ‘infectious’.

He said: ‘In terms of diva, when I started working with Gemma – she’s definitely got that big personality and infectious.

‘They’ve [celebrities] always been quite nice to me. In the studio it’s always an intimate environment.

‘I was meant to go to New York to do a thing with Mariah Carey, and apparently she gets manicures in the studio which I love!’ 

I’m A Celebrity 2021 Line-up

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LOUISE MINCHIN

 LOUISE MINCHIN 

 AGE: 53

 CLAIM TO FAME: Broadcaster & ex BBC Breakfast Host

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: It’s nice to be able to show the fun side of me rather than the serious news presenter.

PHOBIAS: The idea of small, enclosed spaces with cockroaches and spiders is horrific!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will give out hugs and make the food more edible!

MISS MOST: My comfortable bed and lovely bath.

DREAM CAMPER: Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig – we wouldn’t have a problem getting stars if he were in the Castle.

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MATTY LEE

 MATTY LEE

AGE: 23

 CLAIM TO FAME: Olympic Gold Medallist

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People always see me as very composed and serious on the diving board. This will be a nice opportunity to let people get to know me better.

PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats. 

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I don’t mind helping out with cleaning.

MISS MOST: My bed!

 DREAM CAMPER: Ed Sheeran and Will Smith 

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SNOOCHIE SHY

 SNOOCHIE SHY 

AGE: 29

 CLAIM TO FAME: Radio 1Xtra DJ 

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People know me as a very bubbly person but when I am outside of my comfort zone, I can be shy. 

PHOBIAS: Bugs, heights and I’m claustrophobic.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I love twerking on a Friday night and I’m going to teach everyone how to do it in the Castle!

MISS MOST: My cat and lip gloss.

DREAM CAMPER: Jim Carrey and Big Narstie.

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RICHARD MADELEY

RICHARD MADELEY 

AGE: 65

 CLAIM TO FAME: TV presenter and journalist 

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Nothing. I don’t worry about what people think.

PHOBIAS: Heights. I’m not sure how I will feel if I have to walk across a plank very high up!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Cook and interviewer. I love finding out about people’s lives.

MISS MOST: Aside from Judy and my family, not knowing what is happening in the news. I am a news junkie.

DREAM CAMPER:  The late Jimmy Greaves. I would have loved to chat about goal scoring in the Castle with him.

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DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

AGE: 78

CLAIM TO FAME: Choreographer

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t really know the real me at home and I’d like to show people the motherly side, the side my family sees.

PHOBIAS: I am hoping I will overcome my fears to take part in the Trials!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and to organise some fun dance routines! 

MISS MOST: My notepad and pencil –I am known for always having to write down ideas.

DREAM CAMPER: Giovanna Fletcher –she is such a lovely, warm person.

 

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NAUGHTY BOY

 NAUGHTY BOY

 AGE: 36

 CLAIM TO FAME: Producer

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t know the real me and I want everyone to get to know me.

PHOBIAS: Confined spaces and heights but I want to give the Trials a go to bring back some stars.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Castle chef and someone who everyone can confide in.

MISS MOST: My mum. I live with her and it’s going to be hard being away from her.

DREAM CAMPER: Sir Elton John would be amazing.

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KADEENA COX, MBE

 KADEENA COX, MBE

AGE: 30

CLAIM TO FAME: Paralympic Gold Medallist

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Great to be able to show people with all disabilities they can try different things in life.

PHOBIAS: Snakes, rats, spiders, heights – everything!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Chef – so long as there isn’t too much pressure to make the food interesting!

MISS MOST: TikTok, my mum and dog.

DREAM CAMPER: Thierry Henry –I love watching Arsenal play.

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DAVID GINOLA

 DAVID GINOLA 

AGE: 54

CLAIM TO FAME: Football legend 

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: None because I never hide behind a false image. What you see is what you get.

PHOBIAS: I am going to tell you when I am in the Castle!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Chef. I enjoy cooking at home and I will be hoping to add some garlic and rosemary to the food.

MISS MOST: My partner and my little girl. It’s going to be tough.

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FRANKIE BRIDGE

 FRANKIE BRIDGE 

AGE: 32

 CLAIM TO FAME: The Saturdays star 

 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People think if you are in a pop group, you lead a glamorous lifestyle and won’t get stuck in, but I’m determined to muck in with all the chores.

PHOBIAS: Spiders, rats and confined spaces scare me.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: The serial hugger.

MISS MOST: Wayne and my boys.

DREAM CAMPER:  Larry Lamb or a father figure type.

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DANNY MILLER

DANNY MILLER

AGE: 30 

CLAIM TO FAME: Emmerdale actor 

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: None but I would like to show everyone what I am like in real life rather than my soap character, Aaron Dingle. 

PHOBIAS: I am absolutely dreading the eating Trials! I fear I will gag!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: A shoulder to cry on and a person everyone can come to if they have a problem.

MISS MOST: My fiancée, Steph, and our new baby.

DREAM CAMPER:  Fred Sirieix or any ex football player. I won’t be able to leave them alone asking lots of questions!

 

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