I’m A Celebrity star Beau Ryan slams ‘untrue’ rumour: ‘That one hurt’

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Just a few hours before season eight of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! premieres, Beau Ryan has slammed rumours that he threatened to quit the show over pay disputes.

The Amazing Race Australia host, who was one of the first three celebs revealed to be competing on the reality TV show this year, was reportedly furious about one of his co-stars making more many than him.

Beau Ryan.
Beau Ryan has shut down rumours that he almost quit I’m A Celebrity over pay disputes. Photo: Channel Ten

According to the Herald Sun, the former NRL player turned TV host was upset when he learnt that AFL legend Nathan Buckley was earning a reported $300,000 to appear on the show.

The paycheque was supposedly revealed while the pair were performing a task on the program, with a source telling the publication that Beau was “overheard responding angrily” and even threatened to withdraw.

Meanwhile, Beau is rumoured to be participating in I’m A Celebrity as part of his network salary with Channel Ten, where he hosts both The Amazing Race Australia and Studio 10.

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Speaking with The Daily Telegraph on Monday, the 36-year-old denied the claims that he and Nathan feuded and said that he is “a lover not a fighter”.

“That one hurt considering they made it about money and a feud between us two,” he told the publication.

“I am happy to put that to bed. First of all it is untrue. I got on really well with him and I speak to him probably every day since the jungle.

“Not one person in there spoke about money that I was aware of even though Bucks probably did get paid the most. I’m used to criticism but that one hurt.”

Beau Ryan and Nathan Buckley.
Beau said that the rumour about his feud with Nathan Buckley’s is ‘untrue’. Photos: Channel Ten

Joining the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2022 alongside Beau Ryan and Nathan Buckley is MasterChef alum and celebrity chef Poh Ling Yeow.

The reality TV star took to Instagram on Monday to explain why she decided to sign up for the show, which is being filmed in Australia rather than South Africa for the second time in a row.

“I try to Iive by a ‘feel the fear and still do it’ mantra and it seems to work,” she wrote. “Firstly, I watched last season religiously and honestly have not cacked myself so hard in the longest time. Who would have known that I’d find watching people gag on animal genitals THAT funny!

“But also being thrown into an extraordinary situation with a bunch of strangers from all walks of life is what we need more of. What’s life if you only engage with what’s familiar and comforting? It’s the sapling that’s weathered the storm which grows big and strong!”

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