Pandemics Don’t Stop ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Saturday 28thNovenber 2020
It is I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! season once more. A clear indicator Christmas is around the corner.
And the first campmate is OUT! Hollie Arnold. Really sad for her, but life goes on in theCastle.
It’s proving to be a jungle odyssey like no other. For one thing, there isn’t actually a jungle, with the pandemic necessitating the relocation of the series from Australia to moderately less tropical Gwrych Castle in north Wales.
The other big change is that, according to reports, ITV isn’t quite splashing the cash in 2020. Recent seasons have seen producers go on a splurge in order to bring the best talent to Ant and Dec’s Torture Kingdom. Last year, a record £1.4 million was spent luring talent, with Caitlyn Jenner the top earner at £500,000. And that was 12 months after Noel Edmonds became the highest paid contestant in the history of the series, walking into the tropical sunset a £600,000 better off.
The ITV series is just a few days into its 20th series, and the stars have already become acquainted with snakes and creepy crawlies – despite taking place in Wales as opposed to Australia.
While many viewers express sympathy for the contestants as they participate in challenging trials, it’s worth remembering they’ve been paid good money to be on the show.
So, how much is each celebrity earning for their appearance in the reality series?
Perhaps due to pandemic-related budget cuts, this year’s series is reported to have spent less on talent than it has previously.
According to The Telegraph, the highest earner for 2020 is Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, who has reportedly been paid £300,000 to appear.
This is £200,000 less than the highest-paid celebrity last year, Caitlyn Jenner, who herself was paid £100,000 less than Noel Edmonds was in 2018.
Presenter Vernon Kay is said to be next in line, taking home a reported £250,000, while Coronation Street star Beverley Callard is expected to be earning £125,000.
Former popstar and EastEnders actor Jessica Plummer is reportedly earning £75,000 while Strictly’s AJ Pritchard and Paralympian athlete Hollie Arnold will get £50,000 each.
Shane Richie’s salary is unknown, but it was enough to entice him to join after what he said was a tough working year due to the pandemic.
The salaries of the show’s remaining contestants, including broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, author and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher and Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, are currently unknown.
Reportedly and allegedly that gives the following figures:
- Mo Farrah £300,000 10% Chance to be crowned King of (Jungle)/Castle
- Vernon Kay £250,000 14% Chance to be crowned King of (Jungle)/Castle
- Beverley Callard £125,000 3% Chance to be crowned Queen of (Jungle)/Castle
- Jessica Plummer £75,000 5% Chance to be crowned Queen of (Jungle)/Castle
- AJ Pritchard £50,000 2% Chance to be crowned King of (Jungle)/Castle
- Hollie Arnold £50,000 1% Chance to be crowned Queen of (Jungle)/Castle
- Shane Richie Unknown 13% Chance to be crowned King of (Jungle)/Castle
- Victoria Derbyshire Unknown 1% Chance to be crowned Queen of (Jungle)/Castle
- Giovanna Fletcher Unknown 27% Chance to be crowned Queen of (Jungle)/Castle
- Jordan North Unknown 44% Chance to be crowned King of (Jungle)/Castle
- Russel Watson Unknown 2% Chance to be crowned King of (Jungle)/Castle
- Ruthie Henshall Unknown 1% Chance to be crowned Queen of (Jungle)/Castle
I have to say my own personal favourites have to be without a shadow of doubt: Jordan North, Giovanna Fletcher, and Shane Richie. And ok, go on then a dash of Victoria Derbyshire.
THE MOST BRILLIANT STORY SO FAR…
I loved this, from Vernon Kay having a grand daughter and two daughters and four nieces myself:
Vernon Kay opened up on life with Tess Daly on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here
Vernon Kay’s daughter didn’t recognise her mum and Tess Daly were the same person, the presenter revealed on last night’s instalment of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! The stars were sitting around the campfire swapping family tales, as Vernon told the adorable tale of the time his older daughter Phoebe realised the Strictly Come Dancing host was the very woman she called mummy. He said: ‘When Phoebe was watching Strictly with me, I used to dress up in a suit at first when she was young and we’d dance together so she’d put a princess dress on. ‘I’d wear a suit and when they were all dancing around we’d replicate that and just out the blue one evening she said: “Daddy, is my mummy Tess Daly?”
‘Because we’d never really explained that mummy works on the telly because obviously mummy’s mummy.’
Adorable – though we wonder how Phoebe, now 16, felt when she watched Vernon share her childhood naivete with all of Britain.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.”
— Mick Jagger
Happiness is…being a Celebrity.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER (or 2) JOKE OF THE DAY
Mama fly and baby fly were hanging out at the coroner’s office. The coroner was enjoying a sandwich while he performed an autopsy. Baby fly landed on the sandwich as the coroner took a bite. Mama fly jumped into action and hit the man in the eye and baby fly escaped out of his mouth. . Mama fly looked into baby fly’s eyes and said, “Nobody puts baby in a coroner.”
Love is…a big hug
WHAT IS THERE A SEASON FOR TODAY TURN, TURN, TURN …
A time to be A Celebrity and stay in here…A time to be a celebrity and get me out of here.
SOMETHING TO BE POSITIVE ABOUT & GRATEFUL FOR IN THE WORLD
I really appreciate all my family and extended family. They make life so worthwhile.
SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT
The Phil Silvers Show
Also Known in UK as Sgt Bilko Show
The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You’ll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959. A pilot called “Audition Show” was made in 1955, but never broadcast. 143 other episodes were broadcast – all half-an-hour long except for a 1959 one-hour live special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army.
The series was created by Nat Hiken, and won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy Series. The show is sometimes titled Sergeant Bilko or simply Bilko in reruns, and is very often referred to by these names, both on-screen and by viewers. The show’s success transformed Silvers from a journeyman comedian into a star, and writer-producer Hiken from a highly regarded behind-the-scenes comedy writer into a publicly recognized creator.
The series was shown weekly on BBC Television during its original run from 20 April 1957 onwards, in varying timeslots, with the final first run episode “Weekend Colonel” airing on 15 January 1961.
Original release September 20, 1955 – September 11, 1959
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 144 (1 pilot and 1 special)
VIZ MAGAZINE TOP TIPS
MAKE your child a delightful mermaid action figure by simply gluing the top half of her favourite Barbie to a mackerel fillet.
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
Friday 27/11/2020 DAY 237 – 12 Times – 120 Feet Cum Total – 28,440 Feet – (Goal 29,035 Ft)
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