Jordan goes back to the jungle for a whopping £350,000 fee
Katie Price is preparing to enter the jungle next week, becoming the first celeb to grace ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! for a second time.
In an attempt to win back public support in the bitter popularity war with ex-hubby Peter Andre, Ms Price, AKA Jordan, will be returning to the the show for a £350,000 fee.
Earning her the nickname Katie Pricey, the glamour star will be paid a record amount for any contestant. She’ll also arrive a week later than other celebs for the gruelling three-week stint.
Katie left the UK yesterday in preparation for her trip to the jungle. It’s thought she’ll stop off in Los Angeles to visit the hairdresser who maintains her £500-a-time extensions, and may appear on an American chat show.
She even twittered she’ll be getting botox during her American stopover, telling followers, ‘Just got to LA…doing Chelsea Lately tomorrow and Botox with Lisa and Gary! Then some shopping!’
The I’m A Celebrity lineup has now been confirmed and it’s a real mixture of stars. Ms Price will be joining ex-glamour girl Sam Fox, dancing diva Camilla Dallerup, ex-Mis-Teeq star Sabrina Washington and dynamic interior design duo, Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan.
Also venturing into the jungle will be How Clean is Your House? presenter, Kim Woodburn, American star George Hamilton, and celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo. Ex-Eastenders actress, Lucy Benjamin was also seen jetting out to Australia last night.
But a storm is brewing, as the other celebs find out the vast sum Katie is being paid – a whopping five times more than their moderate £65,000 fee.
A friend of one of the contestants told The Sun newspaper: ‘This really is taking the Mick. We were pushing for more cash but we were told things were tight this year. Now we know why.
‘If ITV are looking for trouble in the jungle, they will certainly get it once she turns up.’
So maybe this time Katie won’t be queen of the jungle.
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