Noel Edmonds tipped to join I'm a Celeb as bosses 'offer £600,000 fee'
14 November 2018, 10:44 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 15:34
The Deal or No Deal presenter has been revealed as this year's addition to the I'm A Celebrity line up, joining the ten other contestants in the jungle as a surprise contestant.
It was revealed by The Sun that the 69-year-old Deal or No Deal presenter was the 11th and final celebrity for the 2018 line up of the show.
He is expected to be the surprise contestant for this year's series which based on previous years means he may enter the camp later than the already confirmed line up.
An ITV source told the newspaper: “Bosses for I’m A Celebrity have been trying to sign Noel for years. He’s their dream signing.
“They have really pushed the boat out this year in terms of signings and have spent more than ever before. Harry and Noel are over £1million between the two of them, and they’ve spent good money on the likes of Nick Knowles and Rita Simons too. The bookers have been earning and spending their cash well this year."
“They’ve spent so much that there’s only 11 contestants planned at the moment. That’s the first time since 2007 it’s been so few, but the characters will make up for it.”
If the rumours are true, the £600,000 pay packet he is set to receive for his stint in the jungle will earn him the title of highest paid celebrity to ever join the show.
Harry Redknapp is the second highest earner on the show this year who is said to be being paid around £100,000.