I’m A Celebrity Marmite Naughty Boy is not the age he’s been claiming to be – according to his own friends.
The rapper said he was 36 and his age featured in the ITV press release on the star as such.
It stated: “Famed for his love of cooking, the 36-year-old hopes to rustle up some meals in the castle by taking on the role of chef.”
A man not a boy!
But according to public records, Naughty Boy – real name Shahid Khan – is actually 40.
Seemingly he was born on January 1, 1981 – which means he’s nearing his 41st birthday.
And one of his old school pals has backed up the information, telling The Sun: “Naughty by name and naughty by nature – he’s having a laugh by making out he’s younger.”
Well, he’d hardly be the first celebrity to give himself a showbiz age.
This is an embarrassing revelation for the star who has already endured a pretty tough time on the show.
Naughty Boy wants out
He’s threatened to leave on multiple occasions, after facing some pretty awful challenges in trials.
This is also the longest time he has been away from his mum, for whom he is the main carer as she suffers with vascular dementia.
And his family have called for trolls to give the guy a break.
They wrote on social media: “NB is a proud mummy’s boy because he has been caring for her for the last 5 years.
“She suffers from vascular dementia and many other illnesses which has resulted in her needing 24 hour care.
“He lacks a lot of self confidence and this is the first time he has left her – to do something for himself for the first time in years.”
“Of course, trolls have no conscience or compassion to try and understand his emotions and mental state. But to those who are being supportive, thank you so incredibly much.
“Remember to #BeKind and don’t be toxic.”