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I'm A Celebrity pay rule if a contestant leaves early as Jamie Lynn Spears quits show

I'm A Celebrity pay rule if a contestant leaves early as Jamie Lynn Spears quits show

Jamie Lynn Spears quit the show after over a week in camp

So, Jamie Lynn Spear is the next star to leave the jungle in this year's I'm a Celeb...

The singer follows in Grace Dent's footsteps after she quit a couple of days ago on medical grounds.

Her departure appears to have been brewing for a while, with Spears visibly upset in camp, seemingly struggling with the harsh conditions. Which is understandable.

And in a statement, a spokesperson praised Spears for her performance but said she also had to leave the show for health reasons.

"Jamie Lynn Spears has left I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! on medical grounds," the statement read.

"She's been a fantastic campmate who has triumphed at trials and bonded well with her fellow celebrities."

Jamie Lynn Spears has quit I'm a Celeb.
ITV

Now, following the two stars' departures, the question has been raised over what it means for their pay packet.

This year, former MEP and raving Brexiteer, Nigel Farage, will reportedly take home £1.5 million for appearing on the show.

ITV tends keep its cards close to its chest when it comes to exact fees, but it’s safe to assume they're not eating kangaroo b*****ks for free, isn't it?

But what happens if celebs leave the show before being voted out?

Well, 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.

So with Dent and Spears lasting less than two weeks in the jungle, it appears that they would still be entitled to the full fee.

The singer follows Grace Dent out of the jungle.
ITV

However, one celeb who didn't get their full fee due to the pretty hard and fast rule was The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins when she quit the show after only three days, back in 2014.

At the time, it was rumoured Collins had been been offered £100,000 for her stint in the jungle, but a representative for the star later revealed that she didn't actually get it.

Speaking following her departure, the 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: UK News, Im A Celebrity, Money, Celebrity, TV and Film, ITV