Amir Khan Is The Highest Paid Contestant On I’m A Celeb This Year


Tonight sees the launch of 2017’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here and we can’t wait to see what the Z-listers will be getting up to.

A new group of ‘celebrities’ will be eating various animals’ nether regions and dealing with hundreds of creepy crawlies as they attempt to become relevant.

The line-up is full of soap stars, social media personalities and even Boris Johnson’s dad, but who is coming home with the most bacon?

You can hear more about who’s entering the jungle below:

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According to The Daily Star, a source has revealed boxer Amir Khan, Boris’ dad Stanley Johnson and Coronation Street regular Jennie McAlpine will be the highest paid celebrities:

There’s a very wide range of payments on the show, and every year some of the top names bag themselves around £250,000.

This year Amir and Stanley are probably the biggest names, along with Jennie off Coronation Street.

But the pay scale slides all the way down to about a tenth of that.

Although it’s a lot of money, I’d have paid a lot more than a quarter of the million to never go near the show.


The Olympic and former unified light-welterweight world champion, Amir Khan, is entering the jungle after recently making headlines for having an online spat with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom.

Although the pair have patched things up, Amir is going on the show in order ‘to stay out of trouble’.

He will be joined by fellow sportsman, former Chelsea captain and England midfielder, Dennis Wise.


It’s no surprise soap star Jennie is getting the big bucks as ITV have been begging her to appear on the show for years, according to The Sun.

The 33-year-old plays Fiz Brown and the producers believe her popular character will make her a hit with the viewers.

Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas will also be a fellow campmate with the producers hoping sparks will fly between him and one of the ladies.


Playing murderous villain Warren Fox for the past 11 years, Lomas will be facing his worst fears in the jungle after leaving the popular soap for a third time.

As it’s now 2017 and social media personalities are considered to be celebrities, YouTuber Jack Maynard is also paying a visit to the outback.

The 22-year-old online star has 1.2 million followers on his channel.

IT’S REAL! Jack is going into the jungle!! We can’t WAIT to see him in action ?? #imaceleb #JungleJack

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Made In Chelsea‘s Gerogia Toffolo, The Saturdays‘ Vanessa White and footballer Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah, have also signed up for the show.

In order for the stars to receive their full pay check, they have to last at least 72 hours in the treacherous jungle.

So don’t expect anyone to be screaming ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’ during tonight’s launch episode, which airs at 9pm on ITV.