Last week, SAS Australia fans went bonkers after finding out that Sam Burgess reportedly copped a whopping $150,000 deal to appear.
According to New Idea‘s source, Sam’s SAS Australia salary is the highest of anyone else in this year’s cast, while Daily Mail Australia reported that cast members usually bank anywhere between $30,000 and $50,000.
Now, a new report by The Daily Telegraph has revealed that his salary is actually higher than first reported. The paper claims the athlete is being paid between $150,000 and $200,000 (!!!).
The report also ranked the SAS Australia cast salaries from highest to lowest.
Apparently tennis star Mark Philippoussis is second on the list, earning around $100,000 for his stint on the show, followed by model Erin Holland, who is said to be getting between $60,000 and $80,000.
The next rung consists of footballer Heath Shaw, actress Isabelle Cornish, and athlete John Steffensen, and tennis player Alicia Molik, who are all rumoured to be copping the same undisclosed salary.
Below them is singer Pete Murray, athlete Jana Pittman, actor Dan Ewing, runner Jessica Peris, ironman Jett Kenny, volleyball player Kerri Pottharst, and socialite Brynne Edelsten who are allegedly copping between $50,000 and $70,000.
Second lowest on the list is reportedly former pro surfer Koby Abberton, who is said to be getting between $50,000 and $60,000.
And the very bottom of the barrel is former Australian Labor Party member Emma Husar, who’s reportedly earning just $25,000.
Notice Manu Feildel is missing from the list? Welp, according to a sneaky source, that’s ‘cos he allegedly won’t be receiving a single cent, presumably because of his contract with Seven.
It’s also worth noting that contestants who leave the show early may see a percentage of their pay cut, so bear that in mind!
SAS Australia is currently airing on Seven.