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The highest-paid I’m A Celebrity contestants, in order — and it’s not the one you expect

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Over the years, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has attracted some pretty famous contestants (as well as some… less famous contestants).

This year alone, that includes real-life pop star Boy George, real-life royal Mike Tindall and disgraced politician Matt Hancock.

In previous years, there’s been Caitlyn Jenner – part of the multibillion-dollar Kardashian-Jenner clan – as well as reality TV icon Gemma Collins, Olympic hero Mo Farah and soccer legend Harry Redknapp.

Not to mention the stars who created some of the ITV show’s most memorable TV moments, like Myleene Klass, Katie Price, Paul Burrell and Gillian McKeith.

You’d expect these names to rake in pretty hefty fees — but some of the highest-paid contestants in I’m A Celebrity history probably aren’t the ones you expect.

This is a ranking of the highest paid I’m A Celebrity contestants of all time, compiled by tab.

Jennie McAlpine – £250,000

N’aww, Coronation Street’s lovely Jennie McAlpine made the list of highest paid I’m A Celebrity contestants.

She’s also the only soap star to make the cut.

Nadine Coyle – £250,000

Ah yes, this beauty Nadine Coyle who lies about her age and goes viral for having a Derry accent has paid high fees for her stay in the jungle.

the old girls aloud The star is believed to have earned nearly a quarter of a million pounds for her stint, which saw her finish in fifth place.

Mike Tindall – £265,000

Not only is Mike Tindall a British sporting royalty thanks to his rugby past, but he is also real royalty, given that he is married to Zara Phillips.

He’s been a fan favorite so far this year and ITV bosses probably agreed he’s worth every penny.

Mo Farah – £300,000

Sir Mo Farah was one of the most endearing I’m A Celebrity contestants of all time, and everyone – at home and on the show – loved him.

For his stay at the Welsh Castle (ah, Covid times), it was reported he was paid £300,000.

Matt Hancock – £400,000

Uh, that’s the dispute. Matt Hancock, the disgraced MP who was caught breaking his own lockdown restrictions to have an affair with an aide, and handing out government contracts to his own contacts, has landed in the jungle on the series of this year – and was quickly elected to make every try.

It is claimed he was paid £400,000 which could be worth considering he was suspended from day job.

His arrival is most complained moment in the story of I Am A Celebrity.

Amir Khan – £400,000

This one isn’t all that surprising, given the huge sums boxers as successful as Amir Khan can rake in for a single fight.

The Bolton-born Olympian has ordered a pretty big fee from ITV.

Ian Wright – £400,000

There was some tension surrounding Ian Wright’s appearance on I’m A Celebrity, with the star being accused of bullying Andrew Maxwell.

But overall it was entertaining enough (even with the mood swings) and it raked in £400,000. Series 19 was Dear.

Katie Price – £450,000

Katie Price is so synonymous with I’m A Celebrity that she’s actually appeared twice – and her romance with pop star Peter Andre blossomed on the show in 2003.

His second visit to the jungle in 2009 cost ITV £450,000.

Boy George – £500,000

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It’s still pretty crazy to see Boy George, arguably one of the most recognized and famous pop stars of all time, in the Australian jungle eating from a metal tray.

But here we are, and the Karma Chameleon the singer is still living the bug-filled dream as we type.

Harry Redknapp – £500,000

Harry Redknapp was crowned King of the Jungle in 2018, and he probably felt like he needed it after missing how much he missed his food (honestly, that was all he was talking about).

He beat the much-loved Emily Atack to the crown, who then co-hosted the spin-off series Additional field.

Caitlyn Jenner – £500,000

Can you really believe this happened? Imagine any other member of the Kardashain-Jenner clan wearing the khaki shirt and red vest (okay, except Rob, that wouldn’t be so shocking).

But Olympic heroine Caitlyn Jenner caused a stir when she was announced as a campmate and struck up unlikely friendships with British reality TV stars.

Christmas Edmonds – £600,000

Noel Edmonds. Noel pretends to call a “banker”, he is friends with a giant Edmonds. It’s been paid the most money ever.

He parachuted into the jungle several days late, then was elected first. He only made it nine days for his £600,000 costs.

Good job if you can get it.

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