I'm a Celeb: These are the contestants taking home the biggest pay cheques

Everyone, or at least the majority of Britons, would have thought that the first royal personality to defy the odds and leave his luxurious home to risk his life and live with mosquitoes and cockroaches in a deep jungle deserved the highest salary, but sadly not.

I'm a Celeb: Here are the highest-paid contestants on the show
I'm a Celeb: Here are the highest-paid contestants on the show

Finally, the cat is let out of the bag. It is no longer a secret who is earning the most onITV’s popular reality show,I’m A Celebrity, Get me out of Here. As unbelievable as it may sound, the royal didn’t make it to the top of the pay cheque. According to reports, Boy George cashed the heaviest cheque since the inception of the show, though he hasn’t yet been crowned king of the jungle.

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How much do the celebrities earn?

Reports suggest that the 61-year-old singer will be the highest-paid celebrity ever. He has been offered close to a whopping £1 million just to spend weeks in the jungle, according to YorkshireLive.A source told Mail Online that,

he has also secured the highest pay check in the history of the show—close to £900,000.

If the speculations regarding their pay are true, then it’s quite disappointing to know that the royal is not even next in line for the hefty cash being paid to these celebrities.

The embattled former Consecutive MPand Health SecretaryMatt Hancock, who has been stripped of his political role, is speculated to be the second highest-paid jungle mate. The MP has received severe backlash from his colleagues and the public following the shocking decision to relinquish his serious political duties to live with bugs and entertain people on TV. The Sun reports that he has cashed an enviable £400,000 to take home.

The BBC reports that,

Tory party managers have taken a dim view of the West Suffolk MP's decision to take part in a reality TV show while Parliament is sitting.
The Tory chief whip said it was "serious enough" to warrant suspension.

Is it worth the £400,000 The Sun reports he will make after all of these criticisms?

Chris Moyles is one of the most sought-after celebrities. ITV executives have been chasing the DJ for an appearance for over a decade. He recently fulfilled their dreams by agreeing to join the celebrity team, despite the fact that he is acrophobic. He expressed concern about struggling with heights during filming. The former Radio 1 star is said to have a £250,000 salary.

Finally, the royal appears on the list, surprisingly somewhere in the middle. The44-year-old former international rugby player, who is married to the King's niece,Zara Tindall, is reportedly bagging £150,000.

Celebrities' net worth

Fans of this suspenseful show are bound to be curious about how much the other stars are paid. However, officials and celebrities are currently remaining tight-lipped about how much they will receive.

We will keep you updated as soon as weget a glimpse of it, but for now, let us look at the net worth of the secured stars. Boy George is rumored to be the richest, with a net worth of £43.8 million. He is followed by the royal, Mike Tindall with £15.7 million. Chris Moyles has a net worth of £8 million, Jill Scott has £4 million, while Love Island's Olivia Attwood has £1.2 million, to name but a few.

Sources used:

The Sun: How much is the I’m A Celebrity cast paid?

The Sun:Matt Hancock’s huge I’m A Celebrity pay cheque revealed – and it’s one of the largest ever

BBC:Matt Hancock suspended as Tory MP for joining I'm a Celeb cast

YorkshireLive: How much are I'm A Celebrity 2022 stars getting paid and which contestant is worth the most money?

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