It has already been reported that I’m A Celebrity’s Boy George was paid £500,000 for his time on the show.
Ant McPartlin, the host, said that the singer could make even more money from his jungle gig.
As they celebrated the end of the series, the presenter, 47, was overheard telling George that he’s going to get ‘a lot of PRS’ thanks to the consistent plays of Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon.
Kerching! Ant McPartlin suggests that the singer could make even more money from his jungle gig.
Ant and Dec were presenting I’m A Celebrity. They had a long-standing joke where they’d deliberately try and mention Karma Chameleon. This resulted in a snippet being played aloud as the pair danced.
The campmates sang along to the hit while having karaoke at Jungle Arms.
And with the numerous plays of the 1983 single – which was written by George and fellow band members Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett – they’ll no doubt earn plenty of royalties.
Boy George, who was crowned Queen of the Jungle by Jill Scott, took to Instagram to document the scene behind the scenes. He went up to his campmates to thank them for their time and he posted it to his Instagram.
In the money: As they celebrated the end of the series, the presenter, 47, was overheard telling George that he’s going to get ‘a lot of PRS’ thanks to the consistent plays of Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon
Ant and Dec smiled at George as the camera pans to Ant and Dec. Ant then told George: “Well done. Our Karma Chameleon game will give you lots of PRS.
‘I mean, a lot. When we could!
The performer responded, “Oh my God! Thank you so very much!
Fun: While presenting I’m A Celebrity, Ant and Dec had a long-running joke in which they’d purposely try and mention Karma Chameleon in some capacity, resulting in a snippet of the song being played aloud while the duo danced
Payday: They’ll be able to earn a lot of royalties from the many plays of their 1983 single. The song was written by George along with Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Phil Pickett.
PRS for Music, an industry body, collects and distributes money for songwriters, music publishers, and composers for the use their musical compositions.
ITV spared no expense when it came to signing stars for this years series with the highest paid star being Pop Icon Boy George, who will take home £500k.
MailOnline interviewed him ahead of his jungle assignment and he stated that he feels like a good employee, so ‘I feel like it’s worth it. So I’m going be as Boy George’ as I can.
Catch up: Boy George took to his Instagram to film the action behind the scenes, going up to his campmates and telling them ‘well done’ for their time on the show
Thank you so much! Ant and Dec greeted George with glee as the camera pans to them. Ant said to George: “Well done. Our Karma Chameleon game will give you lots of PRS.
Crissy Rock had slammed I’m A Celebrity’s ‘obscene’ amount of money they were charging. Get Me Out Of Here! Stars are being paid as she joined MailOnline’s Jungle Confidential podcast.
64-year-old actress was a contestant in the 2011 series of the show. She lamented that “some people can’t even afford their electricity bills” while TV stars make thousands for a few weeks’ work.
While George bagged half a million, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock will pocket £400,000 and Mike Tindall will leave with £265,000.
Not happy: It’s after CrissyRock slammed Crissy’s extravagant I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! Stars are getting paid this year
She spoke out about how much they are being paid. “We didn’t have much money back then to buy things. I didn’t have anything to prove when I entered – I didn’t go in to win.
“We have never received anything similar to the money they have now. Half of your wages must be returned to the Australian government.
‘I got £28,000 but only took away £14,000 – I think with them now being paid more – it is greed, it’s obscene when people can’t even pay their electricity.’
Woah! She spoke out about the amount she’s being paid and said that they didn’t have much money back then. I had nothing to show when I entered – I wasn’t going in to win.