When Jack Tweed met ‘naked’ Boy George in jail shower
Looks like Jack Tweed is having a tough time facing another celebrity inmate in prison—he fled from jail showers with lightning speed after three encounters with naked gay star Boy George.entertainment Updated: Apr 30, 2009 16:26 IST
Looks like Jack Tweed is having a tough time facing another celebrity inmate in prison—he fled from jail showers with lightning speed after three encounters with naked gay star Boy George.
The 21-year-old was taken aback when he saw the Culture Club icon in the wash block of the nick where they are both serving sentences.
And shy Jack, whose Big Brother star wife Jade Goody died of cancer last month, had repeated encounters with beefy George after he was sent to cushy Edmunds Hill jail in Suffolk.
“Jack isn’t exactly the most comfortable person when it comes to getting attention from other men. As soon as he saw Boy George was standing there naked having a wash he was gobsmacked,” The Sun quoted a pal as saying.
He added: “He grew up listening to George’s records but never imagined the first time he met him he would be stark naked in a prison shower.”
According to sources, Jack twice went to the showers only to find the 1980s icon already in there wiping himself down.
He had a fleeting eye contact with Boy George, real name George O’Dowd, before he turned around and fled.
And the third time he went into the changing room, Boy George was getting undressed for his morning wash.
A pal said: “Jack knew what Boy George was in jail for and didn’t want to take any chances. The first time he saw him he just turned white and legged it.”
At 6ft, George, 47, is believed to be an intimidating figure for young prisoners at the jail.
He was jailed at the Category C nick for 15 months for falsely imprisoning a male escort, shackling him to a bed and beating him with a chain.
On the other hand, Jack was moved there from tough Chelmsford Jail in Essex after being sentenced to 12 weeks for assaulting a cabbie.
First Published: Apr 30, 2009 16:24 IST