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Highest ever paid I’m A Celeb contestants as Nigel Farage sparks fury with ‘stomach churning’ salary

Highest ever paid I’m A Celeb contestants as Nigel Farage sparks fury with ‘stomach churning’ salary

A GMB presenter called Farage's reported fee 'stomach churning' as he takes the top price spot

The jungle is well and truly back in action - the ITV, celebrity-studded, camera-filled jungle that is.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returned to TV on Sunday (19 November) with a whole host of stars taking part.

And alongside the likes of Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn, JLS singer Marvin Humes and comedian Nella Rose this year is a controversial politician.

Having stripped down for a shower during last night’s (20 November) episode, Nigel Farage added to one of many talking points of him being on the show in the first place.

A lot of viewers say they are ‘boycotting’ watching him while others are furious as he reportedly enjoys being the highest ever paid contestant.

So, let’s take a lot at some of the mega fees that have been splashed out in the past:

Mo Farah

Mo Farah.

Sir Mo reportedly bagged himself a tidy £300,000 fee to appear on the show back in 2020.

The Olympian ended up sixth in the series which was filmed in the Welsh Gwrych Castle due to the pandemic.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock.

Of course he’s on this list, the former Health Secretary was paid £320,000 for his stint on I’m A Celeb in 2022.

Thanks to the House of Commons website, it was confirmed he received the hefty sum on 14 December last year with him making it all the way to the final.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan.

Beating out the former politician, the boxer reportedly earned about £400,000 for the show.

The boxer first took to the jungle back in 2017 (who could forget strawberry gate) and returned for the All-Stars spin-off in South Africa earlier this year.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright.

Eliminated fifth in 2019, Wrighty was also reportedly paid £400,000 for his appearance.

Katie Price

Katie Price.

As many of us pop culture heads will know, Price had two stints on I’m A Celeb; once in 2004 and again in 2009.

For her second appearance, she reportedly got a record-breaking pay at the time of £450,000.

Boy George

Boy George.

Last year’s series was a pretty expensive one with Boy George raking in a mega £500,000 for his appearance.

He told MailOnline: “I feel like I've been paid well for it so I'm going to be as Boy George as I can.”

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp.

2018’s King of the Jungle, Redknapp apparently bagged £500,000 for taking part in I’m A Celeb.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner.

Another evenly-high earner, Jenner reportedly also received £500,000 for her series in 2019.

The former Olympian was eliminated seventh in the series.

Noel Edmonds

Noel Edmonds.

The highest-paid star until this year, Edmonds is said to have received £600,000 for taking part in 2018.

However, the Deal or No Deal star (who was a latecomer to camp) was actually evicted first.

Nigel Farage

Farage reckons he'll be voted for a lot of trials.

Yep, here he is. The former UKIP and Brexit party leader trumps all those other celebs with his reported salary.

Farage is said to have received a whopping £1.5million for appearing on I’m A Celeb this year.

And this has been slammed by Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid who said of the whopper fee: “Not many people would have to be asked twice to do the show with that amount of money.

“It’s stomach-churning. It seems to me a little excessive.”

LADbible has contacted ITV for comment.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

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