I’m A Celeb star Naughty Boy’s family speak out after he threatens to quit

I'm A Celeb star Naughty Boy left viewers baffled when he announced he wanted to leave the show after just two days.

The award-winning music producer was seen admitting that he felt he had already been in the camp long enough and that it was time for him to go home on Tuesday's (November 23) episode.

The unexpected outburst led to some unfavourable reactions on social media – prompting his family to speak up in his defence.

Naughty Boy – real name Shahid Khan – was left upset when he was selected to take part in a bushtucker trial representing the Castle Clink by the main camp.

Having already failed a challenge earlier in the day he was convinced the other campmates had singled him out because he was not strong.

He said: "Maybe they think I’m the weakest.”

After losing the Treacherous Traps trial to main camp inhabitant Snoochie Shy he then announced his decision to leave.

He told his campmates – including Richard Madeley and David Ginola: “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.

"I don’t think after knowing what the Main Camp probably knew what they were putting me through knowing I did the challenge earlier – I don’t know if I could ever join that camp.”

Naughty Boy added: "I can't continue and my heart's not in anymore, I'm led by my heart."

He then attributed part of his decision to the actions of the main camp.

He explained: "I've tried my best both times today. I just can't go from here into that main camp… I can't fake that.

"I'm sorry. One thing I'll tell you before you guys go into the main camp, as much as they say they love us, they love you… there is no love.

"When you guys go to the main camp, they're the reason why I left."

Fans of the show then took to Twitter with some accusing Naughty Boy of being "dramatic" – which led to his family posting a response.

Using his Naughty Boy account Shahid's relatives revealed the heartbreaking underlying reason why he is struggling so early in the show.

They wrote: "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."

They continued: "For real, everyone loses their patience from time to time and it’s difficult when he’s in a vulnerable position too. Easy to judge on the outside when he is going through a whirlwind of emotions… we are all rooting for him."

The concerned relation then thanked everyone who had shown support to their Uncle before signing off.

They said: "This is my last tweet for tonight Smiling face with 3 hearts what an emotional episode! It was fun interacting with you all and although it was an emotional episode for us as a family, we know he will come out stronger and he will be fine.

"Thank you for all the support!!"

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV and ITV Player.

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