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Here's how much the I'm A Celebrity contestants are being paid

I’m A Celebrity 2021 is nearly coming to an end, with Frankie Bridge, Simon Gregson and Danny Miller battling it out for the title of the King or Queen in tonight’s final.

This year’s show was full of the same shocks, laughs and memorable moments as has become expected for the series.

There was the shock exit of Richard Madeley who was forced to quit the show following a hospital visit and, for the first time in the show’s history, show bosses had to axe the live show as Storm Arwen battered the country.

As the show went on, the celebs took on some of the legendary tasks and brutal trials which really tested their mettle. Luckily, many of them are getting quite the payday from the experience.

Here’s what you need to know about those celebrity pay packets…

How much are the I’m A Celebrity 2021 cast getting paid?

ITV never reveals the fees paid to celebrities to appear on I’m A Celebrity.

However, it is thought that Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley was paid a hefty sum for his (unexpectedly short) stint on the show.

Richard, 65, is said to have agreed to a huge contract worth an estimated £200,000. It’s not known if he gets to keep the fee after having to leave for medical reasons.

Celebrities can be expected to make anything from £30,000 to £600,000 for their time on the show, depending on how famous and well-known they are, according to the Mirror.

Last year, Mo Farah was reportedly the highest-paid contestant on the show, having made £300,000.

Meanwhile, former Strictly star AJ Pritchard and Paralympian Hollie Arnold MBE are said to have received £50,000.

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The celebrities get paid a flat fee for appearing on the show – they don’t receive more for avoiding elimination for longer, or even for winning.

Who is the highest-paid I’m A Celebrity contestant of all time?

While the stars’ earnings have not been revealed, Noel Edmonds is thought to be the highest-paid I’m A Celebrity contestant of all time, having reportedly bagged a whopping £600,000 back in 2018.

Caitlyn Jenner, who appeared on the show in 2019, and Harry Redknapp, in 2018, are both said to have walked away with a huge fee of £500,000.

Ian Wright wasn’t that far behind that with a reported pay packet of £400,000.

The I’m A Celebrity 2021 final starts tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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