Olivia Attwood to keep mammoth Im A Celeb fee despite leaving jungle early
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Olivia Attwood is to receive her massive I’m A Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here! fee despite only being in the jungle for 24 hours.
The TOWIE star has been forced to quit for “medical reasons” and a clause in her contract means that she is still entitled to the full paycheck.
It has been reported that after completing the first Bushtucker Trial, Olivia, 31, was made to withdraw from the show and is already thought to be on the way back to the UK.
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But with her hefty fee. It is believed the reality TV beauty commanded a price of between £100,000 and £125,000.
A TV source told the Mirror: "Olivia wanted to continue and because it was the medical team's decision she has done nothing wrong and so should be in line to get paid."
A source close to Olivia added: "She definitely didn't quit and wouldn't have quit, she wanted to stay."
Meanwhile, it is believed that fellow controversial campmate Matt Hancock is being allowed access to a laptop – for work reasons.
Each celebrity has to undergo a week of isolation before they enter the jungle, with no access to phones or email.
However, as Matt is an MP, he is allowed some computer access for “emergency emails” to his constituents and to keep in touch with his personal advisor.
A senior show source told the Mirror: "Matt does not have his personal phone at all and any laptop access is for constituency and monitored Zoom work purposes only whilst in isolation. Matt does not have general internet access."
However, a source confirmed that its use is being monitored so he can't contact loved ones back home.
It is unclear whether the other celebs are aware of Matt’s apparent preferential treatment as fellow contestant Charlene White is said to have been finding the process, especially draining.
Hancock claimed when he first announced he was doing the show that he would be able to work even whilst in camp and could speak to constituents every day from the Bush Telegraph.
But this was quickly shown up as being untrue.
In a written piece on Wednesday Hancock himself said: "As an MP, my first priority is to my constituents. I have agreed with the show's producers that I can be reached at any point on any urgent constituency matters."
I'm A Celebrity continues tonight on ITV at 9pm
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