Nick Kyrgios takes brutal swipe at I'm A Celebrity cast online

The sports star has shared his honest thoughts on the reality show.

Nick Kyrgios took a savage swipe at the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! during an Instagram Q&A on Wednesday.

The tennis star, who served as a commentator on Australian Ninja Warrior in 2021, shared a brutal response to a follower who asked him whether he’d ever appear on the Channel 10 reality show.

Nick Kyrgios / Nick Kyrgios' Instagram Story.
Nick Kyrgios has taken a swipe at I’m A Celebrity on social media. Photos: Getty / Instagram/k1ngkyrg1os

“No,” he responded. “People that go on that show tend to not be celebrities anyway, excuse to get money...

“They take themselves a bit too seriously because they are known in Australia.”


While it's clear Nick won't compete on I’m A Celebrity anytime soon, a number of other high-profile sports stars have appeared on the show across its nine seasons.

Fellow tennis star Bernard Tomic was a part of season four in 2018 and became the first contestant in the show’s history to withdraw, calling it quits after just three days.

Several football players have also entered the jungle, including Barry Hall, Brendan Fevola, Dane Swan and Beau Ryan, as well as cricketers Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Merv Hughes and Shane Warne, boxers Anthony Mundine and Danny Green, and Olympic swimmers Leisel Jones, Lisa Curry and Emily Seebohm.

Nick Cummins on I'm A Celebrity.
Former footballer Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins is the highest-paid star on this year’s season of I’m A Celebrity. Photo: Channel 10

How much are this year's I'm A Celebrity stars paid?

Nick’s brutal Instagram post comes shortly after this year’s I’m A Celebrity contestants’ eye-watering salaries leaked online.

According to Daily Mail, TV royalty Kerri-Anne Kennerley was paid a whopping $180,000 to finally join the cast after being asked to compete every year previously.

Comedian Peter Helliar is said to be earning $90,000 for his appearance, closely followed by former Australian Idol judge Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson who is reportedly being paid $80,000.

Some of the less high-profile celebrities are earning a smaller wage of $50,000, including MAFS star Domenica Calarco, radio host Woody Whitelaw and AFL player Adam Cooney.

Meanwhile, a source recently told Yahoo Lifestyle that former footballer and season six Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins is this year’s highest-paid star.

“His deal is thought to be worth around $250,000 to $300,000, making him one of the highest-paid campmates this year,” the insider told us.

“It’s a little less than the $500,000 that he was paid for The Bachelor, but this is a shorter production with less demands and rules. It’ll all be done in a few weeks, unlike The Bachelor, where he had to put his life on hold for six months.”

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