Kyle Sandilands turned down more than $1 million to appear on I’m a Celeb.
Kyle Sandilands turned down more than $1 million to appear on I’m a Celeb.

Why Kyle turned down huge I'm a Celeb offer

Kyle Sandilands has revealed how much he was offered by Channel 10 to appear on I'm A Celebrity … Get Me Outta Here!

The KIIS FM star was asked by Andy Lee on radio this morning how much he would have to get paid to agree to appear on the reality show.

"I'll tell you what they've offered before," Sandilands said. "$1.2 million.

"Now this sounds awful, I just flat out went, 'No way!'"

 

Kyle’s TV show, Trial by Kyle, returns to Channel 10 this year. Picture: Sam Ruttyn
Kyle’s TV show, Trial by Kyle, returns to Channel 10 this year. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

 

Sandilands said he turned down the offer because he was aware that Shane Warne got paid $2 million to appear on I'm a Celeb in 2016.

The cricket legend revealed how his big reality TV payday came about in his autobiography, No Spin.

"The Australian I'm A Celebrity rang the first year … but I scared them off with a figure of two million bucks or nothing," Warne wrote.

"They said, 'That's our budget for everyone', so there was no deal. I watched that first series and quite liked it, and I got tempted by the chance to portray myself in an environment outside cricket.

"I called James Erskine, my manager, who said he knew the main guy at Channel 10 and would speak to him again, which he did. Bingo! Next day, James rang to say we've got the $2 million! Oh sh*t! When you throw a big number out there, you're not really expecting to get it; but now …"

 

Jo Beth Taylor, Val Lehman and Shane Warne on I’m a Celeb in 2016.
Jo Beth Taylor, Val Lehman and Shane Warne on I’m a Celeb in 2016.

 

Warne was also given some special allowances on the reality show including being able to smoke.

"I could smoke but had to follow the process of being about a hundred yards from the camp with a security guard accompanying me," he wrote.

He was also allowed to sneak out of the jungle to get an Advanced Hair treatment during filming.

"It (his hair) has to be redone by Advanced Hair every three weeks, so the company flew out to the bush midway through the filming of the program," he wrote in No Spin.

"It was a simple enough strand-by-strand process to the crown of my head and took no more than 45 minutes."

 

Gross.
Gross.

 

Any regrets, Warnie?
Any regrets, Warnie?

 

Warne lasted 39 days in the jungle with former AFL footballer Brendan Fevola going on to win the show that year.

I'm a Celeb will return for a sixth season next year.


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