If you watch one episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2023, it’s pretty clear that the celebs wouldn’t be enduring these conditions out of the goodness of their own hearts. Yes, they’re raising money for a charity that means a lot to them. But I certainly wouldn’t want to be catapulted into a jungle and forced to guzzle cow cum in front of the entire county without bringing home a little bit of pocket money of my own.
However, the celebrities on this season of I’m A Celeb aren’t just getting a little bit of dosh for their trouble. They’re getting entire fkn wages.
An insider has taken to Yahoo Lifestyle to spill the deets of the highest earner this season — and it’s not who you might think.
Turns out that Bachie enemy #1 and professional sports dude Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is the prized pig of the lot, earning almost $300,000 for his appearance in the season.
“His deal is thought to be worth around $250,000 to $300,000, making him one of the highest-paid campmates this year,” the insider told Yahoo Lifestyle.
“It’s a little less than the $500,000 that he was paid for The Bachelor, but this is a shorter production with less demands and rules.
“It’ll all be done in a few weeks, unlike The Bachelor, where he had to put his life on hold for six months.”
It’s a nice little paycheque for a bloke that’s literally been bitten by a fkn python this season. No biggie.
As for second place, Australian television’s most enduringly problematic golden girl Kerri-Anne Kennerley is one of this year’s biggest drawcard, according to The Daily Mail.
Despite her many major gaffs over the years like slut-shaming her colleague on live television or saying climate change protesters should be “used as a speedbump” for the disruption they cause to society, Channel Ten is throwing wads of cashola at Miss KAK.
For her time on the show she’s reportedly being paid a whopping $180,000.
Plus, she also has a clause in her contract that allows her to take make-up into the jungle. While I’m quite critical of KAK, I’ve got to admit, I love her response when she was questioned about being allowed special privileges to bring contraband into the camp.
“They should just get better management. Not my problem,” she told news.com.au. Mood.
The next highest earner is comedian Peter Helliar who is apparently copping $90,000 to head into the jungle.
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Ian “Dicko” Dickson is said to be pocketing $80,000. Personally I can’t believe this figure because the last time we saw this man on television was when he dressed as a pirate for Channel Seven’s putt-putt golf series Holey Moley. This seems like a bit much. No seriously, that wasn’t a fever dream, it actually happened.Married At First Sight queen Domenica Calarco, AFL player Adam Cooney and radio host Woody Whitelaw are rumoured to be taking home a groovy $50,000.
Raking in the lowest amount is Geordie Shore‘s Nathan Henry who apparently will be earning $35,000 for his appearance on the show.
I’ll tell you what, I’ve done a lot more for a lot less.
Channel 10, if you’re reading this, I’m happy to be the next fake celebrity à la David Subritzky from last year’s season.