I'm A Celebrity 2016 celebrities' pay 'revealed' but were they worth it?

How much were I'm A Celeb's cast paid?


The fees this year's I'm A Celebrity 2016 contestants have been paid has been 'revealed' - but who was worth it?

A total of 12 celebrities signed up for this year's series, which concluded on ITV on Sunday night.

Those on the I'm a Celebrity 2016 line up left their plush pads and luxuries far behind as they spent up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian Jungle, and all hosts Ant and Dec had to throw at them.

And in return they took home varying sums of cash - and raised profiles - but how much were the celebrities paid?

I'm A Celebrity 2016 final - Joel Dommett and Scarlett Moffatt

I'm A Celebrity contestants' fees 'revealed'

Late arrival Danny Baker is said to have got the most of any celebs although his exact 'six figure' deal has not been reported.

TV personality Carol Vorderman is said to have scooped a cool £200,000 pay cheque.

Ex England footballer Wayne Bridge will reportedly get £150,000 while former EastEnder Larry Lamb and fellow soap star Adam Thomas will enjoy non-specific 'six figure' payouts.

Strictly dancer Ola Jordan will supposedly be getting £90,000 while Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt and Olympic hockey player Sam Quek, TV and Radio presenter Lisa Snowdon will take in around £40,000 - £70,000 each.

That leaves Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo and comic Joel Dommett getting an eighth of the highest fee at £25,000 according to tabloid claims.

Looking back on the series now it does seem that those who were paid the most didn't always prove the best to watch.

However it should be noted that the celebs are unlikely to see anywhere near close to those amounts in their bank accounts, if the figures are to be believed in any case.

BBC newsreader Michael Beurk, who took part in the 2014 series, previously said of his fee: “If you only knew how much the Australian tax authorities get out of it, you'd realise at the end of the day that it is the glory, I think, I am doing it for."

I'm A Celebrity 2016 final - new Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt

Still, it's a load of money for sunning yourself in Australia for three weeks, even if you need to down some blended scorpion or eat a moth every now and then.

A spokesperson for the ITV said: "We never comment on artists individual contracts."

I'm A Celebrity Get Me out Of Here will be back next year.

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