I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! stars have reportedly won a ‘secret battle over their pay’ with ITV bosses ahead of this year’s series.
There’s already been more behind the scenes drama than unusual on I’m a Celebrity this year, what with relocating to Wales and AJ Pritchard reportedly being struck down with coronavirus.
Now, as the Daily Star reports, the campmates have negotiated contracts which will see them take home more money over the coming months.
In previous years, contestants have been obliged to hand over 30% of their earnings from the six months immediately after leaving the jungle, with celebs often capitalising on new deals after the career boost of appearing on the show.
However, some of this year’s contestants have reportedly refused to sign the contracts and the clause has now been scrapped.
The news comes after EastEnders star Shane Richie admitted he was forced into this year’s show after having to borrow money from friends after work was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Shane said: ‘I was going on tour, doing a TV series and panto but that all got cancelled in March. Now I am literally skint! You save money for a rainy day but you don’t expect the rainy day to last six months.
‘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!’
ITV has reportedly spent £1million on this year’s contestants after the pandemic forced producers to move the reality show from Australia to Gwrych Castle in Abergele, north Wales.
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