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How Much Do Celebrities Get Paid?

Date posted: April 22nd, 2014

When you receive your Iris payslips are you happy with what you have been paid or are you saddened by how little it is? Is it enough for you to survive and if it is can you enjoy yourself too?  For celebrities money is like candy, easy to get hold of and lots of it.  For some it is difficult to process just how easily they get their money and why they are paid so much.  For 2013’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here contestants though the money is not as good.

Previously stars of the show were being paid up to £250,000 to have the cameras on them at all times whilst being humiliated and laughed at by onlookers.  2013 however showed that the celebrities on the show were the worst paid yet, with the highest earner being Westlife’s Kian who pocketed £100,000. Rebecca Adlington, the Olympic swimmer followed him pocketing £80,000 and Joey from Towie received £60,000.

The model Amy Willerton who earned £25,000 got less than half of what Helen Flanagan did in 2012, a significant difference in price.  Other celebrities to feature on the show received less money too with Steve Davis on £30,000 and Alfonso Ribiero who stared in the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air on £40,000.  Emmerdale’s star Lucy Pargeter and chat show host Mathew Wright both took home with them £50,000.

The reason for the price cut was unknown, especially due to the fact they were the most anticipated group of celebrities to enter the jungle.  A number of embarrassing and scary tasks were carried out by the celebrities including the rotten roulette task done by Joey and the sky dive carried out by Joey, Lucy, Alfonso and Steve.

Despite the fact that the celebrities were paid less than they normally would be does this still mean they were underpaid. To many hard working individuals the answer is no.  Are celebrities being paid too much and should that money be distributed better? The world of a celebrity has always been miles apart from ours yet we can’t argue that they haven’t worked hard to get where they are at and that they still don’t.  The pressure of being a celebrity can be hard work in itself without everything else they have to do.

The debate on whether celebrities are paid too much will be an ongoing one that may never be resolved.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Uncategorized