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'I make more being at home': How much the I'm A Celeb contestants are getting paid.

No amount of money would make me willingly live in a jungle amongst spiders, snakes and other stomach-churning creatures. 

But if I was brave enough to appear on a show like I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! you bet I'd want some serious compensation for putting up with all that craziness.

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This year's season features a mix of reality stars, sporting legends and international celebrities, each with their own level of fame. Which means, they're each receiving vastly different salaries.

Because we enjoy sticking our nose into other people's business — and salaries are our favourite topic to talk about — we wanted to know just how much our favourite stars were getting paid.

Luckily, season two winner Brendan 'Fev' Fevola recently revealed how much money he received during his stint on the show.

"In 2015 I got paid $250,000 upfront, and then $5,000 every show after the [first] two weeks," he said on The Fox's Fifi, Fev & Nick

"So you'd lay there on a Sunday and you'd think, 'There’s another seven days, there’s $35,000, boom. Hopefully, they don’t have an eviction during the week'."


Pedestrian also revealed that one of the male celebrities on this year's season of the show is earning $90,000 for a minimum two-week stint in the jungle, with an additional $5,500 per day thereafter.

The publication asked several contestants directly about how much they were paid to appear on the show, with reality star Callum Hole admitting that he was paid "good money" and "a lot more than Love Island".

Skye Wheatley on the other hand said she couldn't care less about the money, and that she would earn more if she stayed at home.

"To be honest, I would make more money being at home," the content creator said.

"I'd do it for free," she added. "It's for charity, babes, who gives a f**k about the money. I love that it can be for charity and I love the opportunity. So I'm very grateful." 

MasterChef Australia alum Khanh Ong said that he had been asked to do I'm A Celebrity "about four times", but this year he was offered "a considerable amount more" than the first three occasions. 

In previous seasons, some stars, like Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins were paid close to $300,000, while Keri-Anne Kennerley was rumoured to have a salary of $180,000 for her four-day stint in the jungle. 

But the record is still held by the late Shane Warne, who wrote in his memoir No Spin that he was paid $2 million to appear on the show in 2016.

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