Shane Richie couldn’t flip down the half 1,000,000 pound payday (Image: REX/Daz)
Shane Richie opened as much as his fellow I’m A Movie star… Get Me Out Of Right here contestants concerning the mega-money deal he accepted to star within the Daz adverts, however admitted it ‘killed’ his profession.
The EastEnders actor admitted that he by no means actually wished to participate within the cleaning soap powder adverts within the mid-90s so he and his agent tried to cost him out of it by asking for a ridiculous sum of money.
The ploy didn’t work, nonetheless, as Daz had been keen to stump up the £500,000 charge he requested for, for simply 21 days of labor in two years.
Shane, 56, instructed his fellow campmates: ‘By no means say no to a job, simply worth your self out of it.
‘With Daz I didn’t wish to do it so I stated it could be £500,000 for 21 days work over two years, they’re by no means going to pay that… however they did.’
He admitted that regardless of the huge payday, the advert had a adverse impact on his profession as the jobs stopped rolling in.
Shane says work dried up after he starred within the Daz adverts (Image: ITV/REX)
‘It killed my profession. I used to be Mr Saturday Evening, Grease, the roles had been coming in as an actor, even dramas for the BBC.
‘I did the job and my career, it stopped overnight,’ he admitted. ‘Nobody was calling as you turn into a TV persona.’
Shane revealed that he had a harsh awakening when he went up for a film position which he thought he had within the bag, solely to overhear the casting director slating his advert in one other room.
He instructed the others: ‘I keep in mind turning up for a movie gig and I keep in mind being on the opposite facet of the door with a script in my hand.
‘They had been in search of title and a Londoner after which I heard them go “there’s that prat from the Daz advert”’.
Whereas the Daz advert slowed his profession down for some time, Shane admitted it could have been laborious to show down the life-changing sum of cash when he was ‘mortgaged as much as the eyeballs’ and will get half 1,000,000 for 21 days work throughout two years.
I’m A Movie star… Get Me Out Of Right here airs every day from 9pm on ITV.