I’m a Celebrity: How much were this year’s contestant paid?

Jacob Stolworthy
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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! has ended for this year, crowning its 2020 winner.

While many viewers express sympathy for the contestants as they participate in challenging trials, it's worth remembering they’ve been paid good money to be on the show.

So, how much did each celebrity earn for their appearance in the reality series?

Perhaps due to pandemic-related budget cuts, this year’s series is reported to have spent less on talent than it has previously.

Read more: Who won I’m a Celebrity 2020?

According to The Telegraph, the highest earner for 2020 is Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, who has reportedly been paid £300,000 to appear.

This is £200,000 less than the highest-paid celebrity last year, Caitlyn Jenner, who herself was paid £100,000 less than Noel Edmonds was in 2018.

Presenter Vernon Kay is said to be next in line, taking home a reported £250,000, while Coronation Street star Beverley Callard is expected to be earning £125,000.

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Vernon Kay is one of this year’s highest-paid ‘I’m a Celebrity’ contestants

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Former popstar and EastEnders actor Jessica Plummer is reportedly earning £75,000 while Strictly's AJ Pritchard and Paralympian athlete Hollie Arnold will get £50,000 each.

Shane Richie's salary is unknown, but it was enough to entice him to join after what he said was a tough working year due to the pandemic.

The salaries of the show's remaining contestants, including broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, author and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher and Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, are currently unknown.