Gemma Collins risks wrath of ITV bosses as she leaks five-figure pay day

GEMMA Collins has revealed she was paid £75,000 for her infamous three-day stint on I’m A Celebrity.

The 43-year-old has leaked her pay cheque as she opened up about a secret ordeal, which happened the night before she flew to Australia for the show in 2014.

Gemma Collins went on I'm A Celeb in 2014


Gemma Collins went on I’m A Celeb in 2014Credit: ITV
She struggled during her three days on the show


She struggled during her three days on the show

Gemma, made famous from her time on Towie, was slammed for her diva behaviour on Ant and Dec’s ITV show – complaining: “People who murder get treated better than this” and insisting: “Jungle life is not for me.”

She claims to have been suffering from a secret trauma having been “beaten up and robbed” the night before she left Essex.

Speaking on the Everything I Know About Me podcast, Gemma said: “Can you imagine getting the biggest TV show, getting paid £75,000 which was a hell of a lot of money then, and then getting beaten up, then getting robbed?

“That upset me, and then all of the embarrassment of what the TV programmes were saying: ‘ Gemma Collins left the jungle, she was hungry’, and it wasn’t my fault.


“I remember laying in my flat where I lived, and just thinking: ‘I just want to die. I haven’t done anything wrong; I’ve left the jungle because of something that happened to me.'”

According to OK! Magazine, Gemma added: “No one was even honest about what happened to me, so I had to walk around with this shame that I’d done something wrong. I mean, that I’m gutted about because I feel like I was robbed of my moment and then I was also made to feel like the worst person on earth.”

Gemma made TV gold when she joined the ITV reality series in November 2014, but she quit after just 72 hours in the Aussie outback.

She got off to a rocky start when she refused to parachute into the camp with the other contestants.

At the time, GC admitted that she “never should have got on to the plane to go” – and said that she would be donating her fee to charity.

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Highest-paid celebs who appeared on reality TV

CELEBRITIES can earn eye-watering sums by appearing on reality TV shows – here we reveal some of the highest earners. 

Politician Nigel Farage bagged a staggering £1.5million sign-on fee for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year and lasted 23 days.

Rapper Ray J was reportedly offered £810,000 to appear on Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) in 2017 but left after seven days.

Stormy Daniels was rumoured to have been offered £750k to appear on CBB only to not show up and pull out of the show before going in. She claimed to have pulled out due to a custody battle for her daughter making her feel “uncomfortable” about going on TV 

Former Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallet was reportedly paid £750,000 to appear on CBB in 2018. She quit the show after falsely claiming fellow housemate Ryan Thomas had punched her. 

TV presenter Noel Edmonds was paid £600,000 to appear on I’m A Celebrity in 2018, which was then the highest fee offered, but was voted out by the public first.

David Gest lasted 13 days in the CBB house despite reportedly being paid £600,000. He pulled out due to ‘medical reasons’ on the 2016 show

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