Updated: Will Gemma Collins be paid for I'm A Celebrity stint despite quitting?

Published Wednesday, Nov 19 2014, 11:35 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Gemma Collins has got fans wondering if she will still be paid for her I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! stint - despite quitting after just three days.

It was confirmed earlier today (19 November) that Gemma had walked out of the jungle after she was seen by viewers struggling with the experience.

Gemma Collins' 'glam' shot before I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here starts, November 2014

© ITV / Nicky Johnston

However, despite her early exit, it has now been claimed the TOWIE star will still be given her hefty appearance fee due to a '72-hour clause' in her contract.

According to reports, all contestants are required to last at least 72 hours in the Australian jungle otherwise their payment for taking part is forfeited.

An I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! spokesman has declined to comment on the claim.

Gemma's rep, meanwhile, blasted on Twitter: "The comments about @missgemcollins' jungle pay are laughable. Get your facts straight people.

"This is absolute RUBBISH."

Gemma Collins is seen pulling funny faces on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here Now! Shown on ITV2 HD

© ITV / Supplied by WENN

Fans were left stunned this morning when ITV bosses confirmed that Gemma had quit the reality show. Even Gemma's TOWIE co-stars are surprised, while former contestant Nicola McLean has warned that she will live to regret her decision.

Reveal has contacted Gemma's rep for a comment, while ITV simply said in a statement: "We're sorry to see Gemma go but respect her decision and wish her well."

Gemma's departure is no doubt a fly in the ointment for show bosses, as they had paid to fly TOWIE co-star Bobby Norris first class to Australia to talk about her on spin-off show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Now!.

It is thought Bobby will still appear on the ITV2 show tonight, while Gemma's exit will air in the main show at 9pm on ITV1.

Are you sad to see Gemma Collins leave I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here? Answer in our poll!
YES - I loved watching her!42.17%
NO - She obviously couldn't handle it...57.83%


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