MAFS bride Beck Zemek has done a spicy chat with the So Dramatic! podcast and she’s spilled some interesting deets about her Celebrity Apprentice earnings.
Speaking to the poddy about her time on the show, she said her experience was “much better” than MAFS, because she was paid better and “actually fed.”
She also denied rumours that she got paid more to be the season’s villain.
“So [you get paid] a lump sum to come over and then per episode after that, but it’s great money,” she said.
“I think everyone’s talking at the moment about Dom [Calarco] going on the show for $50,000. I’m like, ‘Oh, you can get more than that!'” she added.
“I’m not saying how much it was, but there was no way I wasn’t going, especially when it’s a show about raising money for charity.”
It comes after Yahoo Lifestyle reported that Dom was “offered” a gig on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice, which feels very on-brand for our queen.
Yahoo Lifestyle reckons the network is “willing to throw some big money at her to get her to sign for Celebrity Apprentice as they know her huge following will bring in ratings.”
The pay sitch on Celebrity Apprentice has always been an interesting topic.
According to New Idea, there was a huge on-set biff last year regarding $$$.
The goss rag claimed “tension grew on set” when it was rumoured that designer Camilla Franks was “paid the least” of all the cast. Ouch.
The spicy report also claimed that none of the Celebrity Apprentice stars made “as much coin as you’d think” because the proceeds go to charity, which is fair.
“Forget the million-dollar salary Warnie banked for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. This show doesn’t go anywhere near those sorts of dollars,” an insider said.
“If anything, pay should never be discussed among any cast and is always a dangerous game to play.”
The insider claimed that “during filming, a few well-placed industry insiders had leaked that a feud erupted during production, but it was strongly denied by Shaynna at an event this week.”
Apparently the highest paid of the Celebrity Apprentice cast was Biggest Loser fitness queen Michelle Bridges and radio dude Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, who scored $50,000 each.
Meanwhile The Veronicas’ Lisa and Jess Origliasso are said to have made a combined $60,000.
And finally, Australian Idol bloke Anthony Callea, comedian Ross Noble and The Block judge Shaynna Blaze are believed to have made $30,000 each for their stint on Celebrity Apprentice. Do with that intel what you will.