How much money would it take for you to be yeeted into the jungle and forced to eat bugs and undergo creepy challenges for the world to see on I’m A Celeb? Literally no amount of money could make me do it (I’m a fucken princess, what can I tell ya?) but in case you were considering doing it, here’s some intel on how much you’d rake it.
Assuming, of course, that you’re famous enough to be cast in the show, but literally all you needa do is flunk out on a dating show and boom, you’re a prime pick! They’ll pretty much take anyone on those shows, so joining I’m A Celeb at some point in the future really isn’t beyond the realms of possibility, now is it?
Someone who famously turned down a role on the show just spilled the tea on how much he was offered, one Kyle Sandilands.
Appearing on Samantha Armytage’s podcast, Something To Talk About, he revealed that he turned I’m A Celeb producers the fuck down when they approached him a few years back.
“Like ‘do you want to go and sit in the jungle for three weeks with Casey Donovan and eat worms?’ No! I do not want to do this thing,” he said. “I’ll give you one million dollars, I said no.”
“They offered me $1.4million to go over to the jungle and I said no, and then they gave Warnie $2 million and I was like ‘oh well, fuck you forever’,” he added.
He continued ranting, “They offered me a million for three weeks work. But there’s no way I’m going to do that. I’d rather not do it.”
The radio king went on to say that the I’m A Celeb producers have also missed their chance bc he’s pretty much donezo with telly altogether as he much prefers to perform his brand of buffoonery on the radio because that way he can’t be edited.
“It’s live, it happens, once you’ve said it it’s done. No one else can edit it out,” he said.
He said that while he enjoyed various telly opps he’s taken part in, again, it’s the editing and production that he couldn’t stand.
“It was fun, Idol was fun, X-Factor was fun. All those shows, but it takes forever [to film]. One hour of Idol, it take four days non-stop filming,” he said.
“And then someone else decides what’s funny. That’s what I didn’t like, that someone editing. I’d watch and I think ‘oh, I said something that I thought was better that, but someone else has edited it’,” he said.
To be fair, he probs earns way more dollarydoos working on the radio and, let’s face it, he’s in it for the $$$ at this point.
Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.