I’M A Movie star bosses shelled out £500,000 on isolating ten reserve stars for 2 weeks — despite the fact that none of them really took half within the present.
The ITV juggernaut paid former contestants and winners £50,000 every for a fortnight in quarantine — simply in case they have been wanted if the present was hit with coronavirus.
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I am A Celeb bosses paid ten former stars £50k every, together with Carol VordermanCredit score: Brian Roberts – The Solar
The previous contestants, like Vicky Pattison, by no means really took half on the present
Regardless of pocketing Premier League-style pay charges for the 2 weeks, the stars left without being required to make any contribution to filming.
They stayed close to the present’s new dwelling in Gwrych Castle, North Wales, earlier than being despatched packing on Friday as a result of producers determined they have been not wanted.
The Solar on Sunday can reveal TV host Carol Vorderman, 59, who took half in 2016, and ex-England cricketer Phil Tufnell, 54, topped King of the Jungle in 2003, have been amongst stars informed to be prepared.
They have been positioned in lodging across the North West to adjust to Covid tips.
Former King of the Jungle Joe Swash loved a £50k paydayCredit score: ITV
EastEnders legend Charlie Brooks additionally cashed inCredit score: ITV
Ex-Towie star Joey Essex, 30, additionally cashed in.
Had any entered the present, they’d have snagged a individually negotiated look payment on prime.
Bosses even gave them codenames to keep away from their identities leaking.
The celebs, together with Joey Essex, have been despatched dwelling with out showing on the presentCredit score: Handout
Bosses gave the celebs codenames to keep away from their identities leaking – with Phil Tufnell’s being CatCredit score: Rex Options
Vicky’s was Gravy and Phil’s was Cat.
The hopefuls have been allowed to deliver companions into the posh quarantine with them and their meals was paid for.
Producers have been discussing whether or not to place them in for an evening, get them to current a trial or have them pop up in new, yet-to-be-decided options.
They have been suggested to prepare for “all eventualities” and to pack acceptable clothes and any obligatory gadgets for a keep on the Nineteenth-century pile.
Producers have been discussing whether or not to place the previous stars in with the present celebs for an eveningCredit score: Rex Options
A telly insider mentioned: “The celebs weren’t given a lot data, however the £50,000 price ticket was clearly very engaging at a time when there isn’t a lot TV work as a consequence of Covid.
“They have been handled like kings and queens in luxurious lodging, with their each want taken care of.”
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