These days celebrities are getting paid eye-watering amounts to appear on reality television shows.
Now shock jock Kyle Sandilands has revealed exactly how much he was offered to appear on Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! – and let us tell you, it’s one hefty pay packet.
The 47-year-old made the admission on his KIIS FM radio show this morning when comedian Andy Lee asked what amount of money would convince him to appear on the reality show.
I’ll tell you what they’ve offered before,” said Kyle, before dropping the big figure: “$1.2 million”.
“Now this sounds awful, I just flat out went, ‘No way!’” he added.
Kyle explained he rejected the offer because he was aware that famous Aussie cricketer Shane Warne had received $2 million to appear on I’m A Celeb in 2016.
In his book No Spin, the controversial sportsman detailed the circumstances around his I’m A Celeb pay negotiations.
The father-of-three revealed that he was first approached for the show in 2014, but he told them “two million bucks or nothing”.
“They said, ‘That’s our budget for everyone’, so there was no deal. I watched that first series and quite liked it, and I got tempted by the chance to portray myself in an environment outside cricket,” he wrote.
“I called James Erskine, my manager, who said he knew the main guy at Channel 10 and would speak to him again, which he did. Bingo! Next day, James rang to say we’ve got the $2 million! Oh s**t! When you throw a big number out there, you’re not really expecting to get it; but now…”
The cricketer revealed some special allowances were then negotiated, including smoking breaks and maintenance of his hair while in the jungle.
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