Naughty Boy’s family have banned his mum from watching I’m A Celebrity due to dementia

Naughty Boy’s family have banned his dementia-stricken mother from watching Tuesday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

The producer, 36, was seen getting emotional and debating leaving the castle, which prompted his niece Aisha to protect Zahida, 66, from becoming distressed. 

Discussing his absence, Aisha told The Sun: ”Watching it she will get confused, especially if she saw him doing the trial, she would have been very, very distressed.’


Unfortunate: Naughty Boy’s family banned his mum from watching Tuesday night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, since she suffers from dementia

Detailing how Zahida is coping, she went on: ‘During the day, she is always like, ‘Where is he? Is he coming home?’ and we have to keep reminding her that no, he is on the show and she will see him on TV…

‘Most nights, she will cheer, ‘That is my son,’ and she will talk to the TV, bless her.’


Naughty Boy, real name is Shahid Khan, stunned fans earlier this week when he threatened to quit the show when the camps were divided.

He was chosen to do a trial by the stars in the main camp, believing he was picked because he was the ‘weakest link’ in The Clink.

Upset: The music producer, 36, got upset and admitted his time in the castle could be up in the installment, which prompted his niece Aisha to protect Zahida, 66, from becoming distressed

Aisha admitted she had been ‘worried’ about his mental state prior to his appearance in the ITV favourite due to the two weeks of quarantining before entering.

In emotional scenes however, Naughty Boy befriended a robin – lovingly named Sunny, who saved the day when he shared a special moment with Naughty Boy, who was very happy to see him.

Naughty Boy decided to consult Sunny on his dilemma as he talked out his troubles with the little bird. Arlene agreed, as she said: ‘Let Sunny tell you what to do.’

Close bond: In emotional scenes however, Naughty Boy befriended a robin – lovingly named Sunny, who saved the day when he shared a special moment with Naughty Boy, who was very happy to see him

Naughty Boy confessed to David and Arlene that he felt Sunny was trying to change his mind and that he had successfully convinced him to stay at the derelict castle.

And, just as the pair had come to a resolution, Richard read out a scroll as he told his campmates that their time in The Clink had come to an end.

Following the news that is was now time to join the other camp, Naughty Boy said: ‘I’m going to the main camp to see how I feel when I get there.’

Feeling sad: He told his fellow campmates: ‘I do think my time here is done. I had a feeling earlier and I was thinking about mum and obviously I love you guys’ 

He added: ‘I’m feeling buoyant, I’m feeling good, I’m so blessed to have these guys.’

The affectionately named Sunny the Robin, provided a beacon of hope when Naughty Boy encountered the bird on this first morning in The Clink.

Speaking in the Telegraph he said: ‘I was even questioning, should I be here? A robin flew in. I felt something. That robin’s here to see me. We chilled for a bit.

‘Yeah, I was thinking that robin came with a message and all that message is is everything’s going to be OK.’ 

Before entering the jungle, Naughty Boy detailed his mother’s health battles, as he said: ‘I think it is important for people like myself to create awareness about it.

‘Dementia UK needs constant funding, and I am going to miss mum the most whilst I am away in the castle. I live with Mum, and I am used to seeing her all the time.’

He revealed earlier this year that he had stepped back from music to spend more time with his mother and act as her carer. 

He said: ‘Mum hasn’t 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.’

I’m A Celebrity 2021 Line-up



 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.



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 



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.



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.



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.



 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.



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.



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.



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.



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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