With just hours to go until this year’s first ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ kicks off, the salaries of the stars rumoured to be taking have reportedly leaked - and it makes for some interesting reading.
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Although this year’s full line-up has yet to be officially confirmed, Liza Minnelli’s ex-husband, music producer David Gest is said to be getting the biggest pay cheque after negotiating a whopping £600,000 deal to appear.
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian’s best friend (which is truly stretching the term ‘celebrity’) Jonathan Cheban is reportedly getting £300,000, which proves it’s not what you know, but who.
The Channel 5 reality show has also nabbed former ‘EastEnder’ and recovering drug addict Danniella Westbrook, who is taking home £200,000.
Ex-’Hollyoaks’ star Stephanie Davis has reportedly signed on the dotted line for £150,000, and fresh from quitting the ‘Strictly’ dancefloor, Kristina Rihanoff has pocketed £100,000.
Former ‘TOWIE’ star (and ‘I’m A Celebrity’ quitter) Gemma Collins and Nancy Dell’Olio are also rumoured to be taking home £100,000 each.
But spare a thought for London mayoral candidate Winston McKenzie (us neither), who has only managed to negotiate a paltry £60,000.
Other stars rumoured to be appearing include Megan McKenna of ‘Ex On The Beach’ errrm ‘fame’, American reality star Tiffany Pollard (nope), ‘EastEnders’ actor John Partridge, ‘Geordie Shore’ cast member Scotty T, former ‘X Factor’ finalist Christopher Maloney and West End actor Darren Day.
The official line up of housemates will be revealed when ‘Celebrity Big Brother' launches on Channel 5 tonight (Tuesday 5 January) at 9pm.