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Why there will be no cash prize for whoever wins I’m A Celebrity tonight

Why there will be no cash prize for whoever wins I’m A Celebrity tonight

The winner of the ITV reality show will just go home with a crown, a title, and their appearance fee.

This evening serves as the final outing for the 2023 cohort of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestants.

This year’s series could well go down in history as the most decisive yet - what with Nigel Farage’s eye-watering appearance fee and Nella Rose’s argument with First Dates Fred Sirieix.

Elsewhere, Grace Dent and Jamie Lynn Spears made headlines when they were unfortunately forced to hang up their hats early.

On the latter, an ITV spokesperson said: “Jamie Lynn Spears has left I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! on medical grounds. She's been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities."

The 32-year-old’s departure came just days after food critic Dent, 50, suddenly left for ‘medical reasons’.

The 23rd series of I’m A Celeb has been wild, to say the least, and tonight (December 10) we’re going to get a brand new King of the Jungle after Josie Gibson became the seventh celeb to leave the jungle last night.

Just like any other year, whoever wins will be gifted a crown, a staff, and the chance to sit on the iconic throne while lording it with their new title.

Tony Bellew, Nigel Farage and Sam Thompson are the three celebrities who could win the ITV mainstay on Sunday.
ITV

However, it has been revealed that the remaining stars - Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson, ex-politician Nigel Farage or retired boxer Tony Bellew - will not be going home with a lucrative cash prize this season.

This is because ITV has decided that the celebrity contestants will only receive a flat fee for appearing on the show.

And the catch to getting this fee?

Campmates must have remained in the jungle Down Under for at least 72 hours to receive their fee in full, as per The Mirror.

Luckily, quitters Dent and Spears lasted over a week in camp, so they will receive their money in full.

So, this year the celebrity’s placement on the show doesn’t determine how much money they’re going to get… it’s literally down to how famous they are.

Jamie Lynn Spears will receive her full appearance fee, despite quitting the show.
ITV

It’s reported that former UKIP and Brexit Party leader Farage will be taking home a staggering £1.5 million for taking part, which would make him the ‘highest paid’ campmate in I’m A Celeb history.

Brand and Culture expert Nick Ede told MailOnline that Dent will get an appearance fee of £100,000, while Spears could be getting up to £250,000.

Despite there being no cash prize for the new King of the Jungle, it’s still a shedload of money for ITV to fork out on a reality show, right?

Tune into the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! final on Sunday at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Celebrity, Fred Sirieix, ITV, Im A Celebrity, Nella Rose, Nigel Farage, UK News