It turns out that despite actually being more popular than most of the people in the CBB house, Stephen Bear is the lowest paid housemate.
According to reports, the ‘reality TV hunk’ (not my words) will be taking home just £12,000 for his time in the house, according to the The Mirror.
While that’s really not bad for four weeks’ work, it is a bit of a joke when you compare it to what other
inmates housemates like aged racist Christopher Biggins are walking away with.
The disgraced 67-year-old was reportedly going to pocket a cool £150,000 for appearing on the show – although it’s not clear how much he actually got after being ejected.
Samantha Fox is also rumoured to be taking home a cool six-figure payout and even former TOWIE star Lewis Bloor has bagged himself a deal worth around the £50,000 mark.
But apparently Bear isn’t too bothered, focusing more on the long-term ‘success’ he’s convinced is on the horizon – because that’s a given…
A source told The Sun:
He knew he would be one of the stars of the show and really pushed for a bumper pay cheque but the producers wouldn’t budge.
He hoped he would be able to cash in with magazine deals with his girlfriend after leaving the house, having split with his manager and signed to the same management team as Lillie to make it happen.
But now that he’s cheated on her with Chloe Khan he’ll have to work hard to build the relationship back up again.
Let’s face it, he’s not going to need to rebuild the relationship with Chloe Khan on his arm is he?