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Boy George takes a swipe at Gavin Rossdale over The Voice with Gwen Stefani and Marilyn dig

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Boy George has got his claws out ahead of The Voice's launch on Saturday night.

The former judge couldn't help take a swipe at new judge, former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.

Ahead of the revamped version of the show as it moves from BBC to ITV, George thought it was perfect timing to bring up Gavin's gay romance with 1980s star Marilyn.

<span class="caption" itemprop="description" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:14px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-weight:700;color:#2c2c2c;">Gavin Rossdale is a new judge on the show this year as it moves to ITV</span><span style="color:#141414;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f1f1f1;">&nbsp;</span><span class="credit" itemprop="author" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:11px;margin:0px 0px 0px 2px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;color:#141414;">(Photo: ITV)</span> © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Gavin Rossdale is a new judge on the show this year as it moves to ITV  Having previously dished the details on the fling in his autobiography, Take It Like A Man, Gavin – who was married to Gwen Stefani for years – had fiercely denied it.

Gavin, who is also father to model Daisy Lowe , finally admitted to his romance with Marilyn in 2010. 

Credits: ITV © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: ITV “Deffo watching The Voice on Saturday. Perfect weather for a bit of TV in front of the fire. Might invite Mister Marilyn and Gwen Stefani,” the Crying Game star tweeted.

To which Gavin responded: “That’s a beautiful thing – free speech.”

Marilyn, whose real name is Peter, spoke about their relationship and heartbreaking split.

<span class="caption" itemprop="description" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:14px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-weight:700;color:#2c2c2c;">English pop singer Marilyn (Peter Robinson) with American pop star Madonna, 1985.</span><span style="color:#141414;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#f1f1f1;">&nbsp;</span><span class="credit" itemprop="author" style="background:transparent;border:0px;font-size:11px;margin:0px 0px 0px 2px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;color:#141414;">(Photo: Getty Images)</span> © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc English pop singer Marilyn (Peter Robinson) with American pop star Madonna, 1985.  “He was a fan of mine,” he recalled. “He’d follow me around the clubs everywhere and I was vile to him so he would stop. But he never did.

“One day I saw him in a club and told him it had to stop. He had his car outside and asked to speak to me somewhere quiet.

<span style="color:#2c2c2c;font-family:'Open Sans', sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;background-color:#f1f1f1;">Singer Boy George and Marilyn at London Airport 1983</span> © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Singer Boy George and Marilyn at London Airport 1983 “He told me he loved me, which I said was ridiculous because he didn’t know me. But after about an hour-and-a-half we were both crying and ended up in each other’s arms. And that was it. We were a couple.”

Gavin continues to insist it was just a one-off, but Peter says the rock star was the love of his life and when they split in 1986 he was devastated.

“I cried every day for 10 years,” he says. “I’ve not even kissed anyone else since.”

Marilyn retweeted Boy George's tweet.

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