The campmates have only been in Gwrych Castle for a matter of days, but one campmate has already faced criticism from fans after finding it tough to handle. Naughty Boy was criticized online by many viewers after threatening to walk out when the other team picked him for a trial. However, there may be a more serious reason he’s finding things difficult.
Naughty Boy’s family speak out
A family member of Naughty Boy’s, who is currently running his social media, tweeted on Tuesday evening:
If only everyone knew what he’s battling on the outside world. His mum (my nan) is battling dementia and he has been taking care of her for the last 5 years. This is the first time he has left her to do something life-changing! He is just overwhelmed and he will be fine.
There was a wave of support for Naughty Boy in response to the tweet, with many users sharing their own heart-breaking experiences caring for relatives with the condition.
Naughty Boy’s mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia after suffering a stroke in 2017. Caring for his mum is thought to be the reason that Naughty Boy dropped out of appearing on I’m A Celeb last year at the last minute. He was replaced by Jordan North, who ended up finishing second on the show. Naughty Boy is also an ambassador for Dementia UK and has spoken about his experience caring for his mum to raise awareness.
Will Naughty Boy stay in camp?
Naughty Boy seems to be settling into the new camp now, and it looks like he’s set to stay. Whatever happens, it’s an important reminder to be kind and remember we may not always know the full story of what someone is going through.