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I'm A Celebrity pay rule if a contestant leaves early as Grace Dent quits show

I'm A Celebrity pay rule if a contestant leaves early as Grace Dent quits show

Grace Dent has left the show after a week in the jungle

After I'm a Celeb fans woke up to the news that Grace Dent had quit the show on medical grounds, many are now wondering how this will affect her pay.

The celebrity restaurant critic and podcaster flew Down Under alongside fellow famous faces including Jamie Lynn Spears, Josie Gibson, Nigel Farage and Fred Sirieix.

However, after taking part in some pretty grim challenges, ITV confirmed this morning that she’d left the show.

Viewers said Dent looked 'sick' and 'deflated' before her departure was announced, particularly as she was chosen to take part in another Bushtucker Trial:

A spokesperson told LADbible: "Unfortunately Grace Dent has left the show on medical grounds.

"She has been a great campmate and will be missed by her fellow celebrities and viewers alike.”

On last night’s episode, Dent admitted: "I just want to go home,” while viewers were concerned about how quiet the star was in camp.

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, one viewer said: "Grace looks so sick on #ImACeleb @imacelebrity I hope she’s OK.”

Grace Dent has quit the show on medical grounds.
ITV

Another said: "Is Grace OK? Think she needs checking on she looks so deflated #ImACeleb.”

As viewers are probably aware, the celebrity campmates are paid a fee for their appearance on the show, with this year’s contestant Farage reportedly handed a whopping £1.5 million to take part.

Although ITV usually remains tight-lipped about exactly how much cash is paid to I’m A Celebrity stars, it’s safe to assume it's more than pocket change - but what happens if a star bows out before being voted off?

Gemma Collins left the jungle early.
ITV

According to the Mirror, contestants must stay in the jungle for at least 72-hours to be given their fee in full and if someone leaves before that point then their pay cheque will be cut.

With Dent lasting a week in the jungle, it appears that she would be entitled to the full fee - but the rule was seen in action back in 2014 when The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins quit the show early after only three days in the jungle.

Collins was rumoured to have been offered £100,000 for her stint in the jungle, but a representative for the star later revealed that she wasn’t given her full fee.

At the time, her rep confirmed: "I can confirm that the £4,800 fee was the full and final fee that Gemma received for her participation in last year's I'm A Celebrity.

“The show is three weeks long and Gemma was in Australia for five days, therefore she will receive a percentage based on that.”

The star opted to donate the money in full to Save The Children.

LADbible has contacted ITV for comment.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Im A Celebrity, Money, ITV, TV and Film