How much do I’m a Celebrity 2022 contestants get paid?
The lineup for the 2022 series of I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! certainly grabbed the headlines this year – but how much do stars get paid?
A number of big names are camping out in the Australian jungle to compete for the crown, with production returning to its usual location after two Covid-hit years at Gwrych Castle, Wales.
In what is perhaps the most sensational piece of i am a celebrity cast for years, Tory MP Matt Hancock was drafted into the jungle as a surprise addition.
Other celebrities competing this year include Culture Club singer Boy George, DJ Chris Moyles and ex-footballer Jill Scott.
One of the frequently asked questions about i am a celebrity is about the fees celebrities are paid to participate – which can vary wildly from person to person.
While ITV won’t divulge details of the contestants’ salaries, reports are nonetheless circulating about what the stars are taking home, and this year is no different.
Here’s a look at what everyone’s on i am a celebrity is reported to be done this year.
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who resigned from his post over an extramarital affair, is one of the most high-profile candidates this year.
The sun reported that the Tory MP is set to earn £400,000 from the show.
Although Hancock has yet to verify this, a spokesperson confirmed that Hancock will report his expenses to Parliament as a matter of procedure and donate some of the money he earns to charity.
Hancock’s fee may be high, but it’s apparently nothing for Boy George, who Mail online claims is set to pocket “nearly £900,000” for his time on the show.
If true, the figure would be the highest ever paid to a competitor on i am a celebrity.
The most expensive star to date was reportedly Noel Edmonds, who was paid £600,000 for his time on the show.
Ex-rugby player Mike Tindall is set to earn up to £150,000 for his time on the show.
Tindall is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, making him the first member of the royal family to appear on the show.
Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles is also among this year’s nominees.
According to reports, he has agreed a deal worth £250,000 to compete in the jungle.
As for the remaining contestants – footballer Jill Scott, reality TV star Olivia Attwood (who left early), Corri star Sue Cleaver, A place in the sun presenter Scarlette Douglas, Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, loose women presenter Charlene White and comedian Seann Walsh – details of their salaries have yet to be released.
The Independent will update this page with more information as it becomes available.
i am a celebrity broadcast nightly at 9 p.m. on ITV.
Find everything you need to know about the new series here, and official cast photos here.