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30th Nov 2023

Will I’m A Celeb stars still get paid if they quit the show?

Anna Martin

jamie lynn spears

With the mass exodus of stars from I’m A Celeb we have one question.

Do the celebrities still get paid if they decide to call time on their trip to Oz early?

Jamie Lynn Spears has followed in the footsteps of food critic Grace Dent, who quit earlier this week on medical grounds but what does that mean for their pay cheques?

Celebs wouldn’t be forcing themselves to eat mystery meats and get up close and personal with snakes just for the craic.

While ITV will more than likely never reveal the exact details of the contestant’s pay, it’s believed that there’s a cut-off for contestants when it comes to getting to cash.

Credit: ITV

It’s assumed that they have to stay in the jungle for a minimum period before leaving, or else they can kiss the big payouts goodbye.

According to The Mirror, campmates have to rough it out in the jungle for at least 72 hours to be given their fee in full.

If they decide they’ve had enough before the three days are over they can expect to see a cut in their pay cheques.

However, as Jamie Lynn and Grace managed to battle it out for a wee bit longer than a bank holiday weekend, it would seem they’ll still be entitled to the full amount.

The rule may have been implemented when The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins cut her time on the show short after just three days in the jungle back in 2014.

Credit: ITV

At the time it was rumoured that Gemma was paid €115,000 for her time on the show, but a representative for the star later revealed that she didn’t receive it.

A rep for the star confirmed: “I can confirm that the £4,800 (€5,560) fee was the full and final fee that Gemma received for her participation in last year’s I’m A Celebrity.

“The show is three weeks long and Gemma was in Australia for five days, therefore she will receive a percentage based on that.”

The reality star went on to donate the money in full to Save the Children.