Are Celebrities Paid to Appear on Reality Shows

I’M A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is currently on and I am loving it. I enjoy watching celebrities living the rough and crazy live in the jungle. It is good entertainment, and I am sure many of you enjoy seeing the cool celebs outside of their comfort zone. I know I enjoy seeing the celebrities in the jungle. Just like I enjoy seeing them being stuck in a house with other celebs in Celebrity Big Brother. Taking a break from work to watch the clips on TV adds a bit of fun to my life.




In the early days, I use to wonder if the celebrities ever got paid to drop everything in their “real life” to go on a reality show. The very busy celebs would likely lose some money while in the jungle, so it would make sense for them to get paid to appear on the show. The curious me did some digging around, and I came across an article – How Much Are The Celebs Paid? on Conversations About Her website, and that pretty much answered all my questions.

Celebrities are offered a huge amount (depending on how successful and popular they are) to appear on reality shows. The celebrity fees were uncovered thanks to Unreality TV and Cash Lady. Just take a look at the infographic below.




I am amazed at how high some of the figures are, just look at Spencer Matthews, famous for playing himself in the hit reality show – Made in Chelsea, being paid 300,000 to appear on I’M A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! However, there is a rumour that he walked out of the camp with nothing after his 3 day stint.

Apart from the crazy high fees, I am also amazed at how varied the fees are as well. Just look at Lewis Bloor, famous for playing himself on the ITV hit show – The Only Way is Essex, he was paid £50,000 to appear on Celebrity Big Brother according to this infographic, and then we have Stephen Bear (who I have never heard of), known for appearing on Ex on the Beach and Shipwrecked, being paid only £12,000. It just confirms the fact that reality show is all about popularity, almost like the blogging industry.

Avner Brodsky, co-founder of Cash Lady commented on these findings –

“It’s surprising to see the figures the networks spend bringing our favourite shows to air. It’s something that we, as consumers, don’t really think about when we plonk down on our sofa on an evening.”


I always knew that the celebrities would get paid crazy money to appear on reality shows. It is a business and they are a Brand at the end of the day. They won’t drop everything to appear on a reality show with the hope of winning the prize money. They would have to be compensated for their time. But I never guessed the fees would be this crazy and varied in some instances. I guess that explains the ‘bad blood’ between some of the contestants on the show some times.

What do you think of these fees? Are you as surprised as I am?


*This is a collaborative post.


Millie Mackintosh Covers Cosmopolitan UK February 2016

Cosmopolitan UK - February 2016

Now this is what I call an exciting cover girl. I will definitely be getting my hands on this Cosmopolitan issue. I am excited to see Millie Mackintosh on it, if you watch Made in Chelsea, then you will know who she is, as she was one of the original cast members, and if you don’t watch Made in Chelsea, why don’t you? Lol…Just kidding, I have stopped watching it myself, I got a little bored with their very posh lifestyle. I prefer TOWIE any day, the old TOWIE, that is, the last couple of TOWIE seasons have been painfully boring. The producers better do something about the cast and their boring story lines.

Anyways, back to Millie Mackintosh on the Cosmo cover, I like the fact that she looks very simple in a white shirt, I almost didn’t recognise her. You would think she would go all glamed up. Something different and unexpected is always good. I would love to read about her business and her marriage, a lot of drama went down on social media after her wedding, so reading the gist from the horse’s mouth should be interesting.

I am also loving the £1 price tag, very smart of Cosmo, as most people are broke. My bank balance is currently in a bad state BUT I should be able to find a pound coin somewhere right? Anything for Millie….


I will also love to own one of her designs, Millie is a fashion designer/author/health ambassador; I have been reading a lot about her new collection on Twitter, and I like all what I have been seeing  so far.

The office politics feature also looks like a great read. Cosmo delivers most of the time, and that is the reason why it is one of my favourite magazines. This cover is currently on sale. Will you be picking a copy? Sound off in the comment section.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


Giveaway: Win A Regal Rose Jewellery

Hey peeps. I have another giveaway for you, and this time it is for the jewellery lovers. One lucky winner will be winning ANY jewellery piece of their choice from Regal Rose. Isn’t that cool?

Regal Rose

For those who do not know, Regal Rose is a British online fashion jewellery brand with the coolest jewellery collections ever. The brand is very popular with the celebrities at the moment, the Made In Chelsea girls, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding are all huge fans of the brand and are usually spotted rocking a piece. I love the vintage look of the jewellery collections, you will be spotting a beauty from the brand on me in one of my outfit posts very soon, so keep your eyes open.

Here are some samples from the collection:

Maleficent. Labradorite Ornate Choker Necklace £42


Valeska. Huge Black Tassel Earrings £16


Nadia. Snake Wrap Ring – Emerald Green £22


Dusk. Labradorite Drop Earrings £32


Regan. Labradorite Choker Chain £32


There are so many more beautiful pieces on the website, I wish I could have them all.

To win a jewellery of your choice, you need to do the following:

  1. Follow me on Twitter.
  2. Follow Regal Rose on Twitter, click here.
  3. Retweet this post on Twitter, here.
  4. Leave a comment with the full name of the piece you want to win. You can pick your choice on the Regal Rose website.

This giveaway is open to all, and it ends on Monday 23rd November, 10:00pm. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Twitter.

Good luck guys.

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