Yay - I'm A Celeb's budding young lovers Ferne McCann and George Shelley get the go-ahead from George's mum

No matter how old you are, whether or not your mum likes the person you’re dating can have a big effect on the future of the relationship.

Luckily for I’m A Celeb cuties George Shelley and Ferne McCann, they’ve been given a massive green light to take their flirtation to the next level, as George’s mum definitely approves!

In footage from the I’m A Celebrity… Coming Out programme, the Union J singer rides in a car from the camp with his mum, Toni Harris. After presenting him with a greatly appreciated Topic chocolate bar (‘That’s incredible mum! Mum, thank you so much!’), Toni wastes no time in bringing up the obvious topic…

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‘You’ve been having erotic hand massages…’ Toni teases.

A blushing George doesn’t know what to say – understandably. ‘Me and Ferne just clicked and I don’t know, because you’re in the jungle you don’t really know how you feel. I think we’re going to spend some time outside and gather our thoughts.’

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But it seems as if they are still firmly in each other’s thoughts, days after leaving the jungle. Ferne McCann posted a very sweet Instagram picture of the two on Tuesday, stating that she was having separation anxiety. Aww!

‘She’s pretty beautiful,’ George’s mum continues, to which George replies, ‘She’s gorgeous, I love her.’

‘Yes, she was my girl crush,’ George’s mum jokingly admits.

Ooh la la – George, you better step up to the plate and make it official with Ferne soon – looks like you’ve got some competition!

Nicole Vassell