I’m a Celebrity salary: What have this year’s contestants been paid to enter jungle?


I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is back for a brand new series, with a new bunch of contestants ready to take on the perils of the Australian jungle.

The ITV show is just a few days into its 19th series, and the stars have already become acquainted with crickets, cockroaches and rats – but it’s worth remembering they’ve been paid good money to participate.

So, how much is each celebrity earning for their appearance in the reality series?

Heading up the pack is American television personality Caitlyn Jenner, who is making a reported £500,000 – one of the highest figures a contestant has ever been paid (Noel Edmonds matched this last year).

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who host the series, poked fun at these reports during the launch show, saying: “Most people come into the jungle to lose a few pounds, but [Caitlyn’s] going to be gaining 500,000 of them according to the papers.”

Following close behind Jenner is footballer Ian Wright, who is said to have been paid £400,000, and Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle with £250,000.

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway and ex-EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa are reportedly earning £75,000 each, with DJ Adele Roberts and rugby pro James Haskell taking home £50,000.

Bottom of the pack are Capital FM DJ Roman Kemp (£40,000) and Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson (£25,000).

It’s unknown what comedian Andrew Maxwell has earned from his appearance.

Reports claim that Coronation Street star Andrew Whyment – who plays Kirk Sutherland in the ITV soap – will be entering the jungle later this week, and will earn £100,000 for doing so.

According to Gemma Collins, who quit the show days into her appearance in 2014, participating celebrities are said to take home their paycheck even if they decide to drop out.

I’m a Celebrity continues nightly at 9pm on ITV.

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