How much are the I’m A Celebrity 2020 cast paid?
1 December 2020, 15:13 | Updated: 4 December 2020, 14:14
How much do the celebrities get paid on I'm A Celeb and who is paid the most?
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! final is upon us, which means the show is almost over.
But while Ant and Dec swapped Australia for Wales, there was still an impressive lineup of celebs who swapped their life in the spotlight for a couple of weeks of rations, wet weather and Bushtucker trials.
So, how much did each I’m A Celeb contestant get paid and who is earned the most from their time on the show? Well, while none of the pay cheques have been confirmed, there have been some rumours.
Here’s what we know...
Vernon Kay - £250,000
Presenter Vernon Kay was reportedly paid the most amount of money, at a call quarter of a million.
The 46-year-old TV presenter has reportedly been asked numerous times before to do the show, but finally agreed to sign up for a hefty price.
An insider told the Mirror: "Everyone’s so pleased to have Vernon on board, he’s a lovely guy, full of down-to-earth northern charm and perfect for the show."
Beverley Callard - £125,000
Coronation Street star Beverley said goodbye to Weatherfield and her character Liz MacDonald earlier this year.
The actress was reportedly paid a whopping £125,000 to take part.
Jessica Plummer - £75,000
EastEnders’ Jessica Plummer also packed in her soap role as Chanetlle Atkins in September, with the character being murdered by her abusive husband.
According to reports, she pocketed £75,000 for taking part in I’m A Celeb.
AJ Pritchard - £50,000
Professional dancer AJ Pritchard announced he was bowing out of Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year.
Following in his Love Island star brother Curtis’ reality TV footsteps, he joined the rest of the celebs in the Welsh castle.
Hollie Arnold - £50,000
It has been reported that Hollie Beth Arnold, MBE, got £50,000 for her stint on I’m A Celeb.
The 26-year-old is a record-breaking javelin athlete who competed at the Games in Rio in 2016.
She's also represented Britain at the 2017 World Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
It’s unknown how much EastEnders’ Shane Ritchie will earn, but the Alfie Moon actor said he joined the line up so he could pay off his credit card debt.
Explaining how he found out he got the gig, Shane said: “We got the call in January and I agreed to do it because it was the 20th one.
“My kids were old enough to travel to Australia and they wanted to meet Ant and Dec! We were all really excited.”
He continued: “We were going to fit it around my other work as I was going on tour, doing a TV series and panto — but that all got cancelled in March.
“And now I am literally skint. You save money for a rainy day but you don’t expect the rainy day to last six months.”
Shane added: “Thankfully I’ve been able to borrow money from mates, my family and the bank and my wife is now very happy we can finally pay off the credit card!”
Russell Watson - £100,000
Opera singer Russell is thought to have picked up £100,000 for joining I'm A Celebrity as a latecomer.
The star previously explained that he needs the rumoured £100,000 fee he's pocketing as he hasn't earned a penny this year.
When he was quizzed during an appearance on Steph's Packed Lunch, 53-year-old Russell said: "Yeah it would be lovely. Not been paid for doing anything else this year!"
Ruthie Henshall - £75,000
Fellow newcomer Ruthie is said to have taken home £75,000 for her role in the series.
It is unknown how much the rest of the stars - Mo Farah, Victoria Derbyshire and Giovanna Fletcher - were paid for competing.