When it comes to reality shows, I am a lover and a hater. I do like I'm A Celebrity and I sometimes pop in and out of watching Strictly Come Dancing, but I dislike Big Brother and the 'reality' shoes such as TOWIE and Made In Chelsea, they'e not my cup of tea at all.
I think it's down to the fact that I'm A Celeb and such like, have celebrities in the jungle so they're already used to the cameras and how it all works. When it comes to the regular Joe Bloggs, it all seems too much, like they're playing to the camera, and that's what puts me off.
That being said, I do like to look back and see what the actual celebrities are paid to go on such shows. I was reading this post here which got me thinking about it. And I mean I'm not even a celebrity but there is absolutely no money in the world that would get me in the jungle never mind eating bugs.
I wasn't surprised to see that celebrities that appeared in the jungle were paid a hell of a lot more than the ones appearing in Big Brother. According to Cash Lady, one of the highest paid on I'm a Celeb was Spencer Matthews, from last series who netted £300k, whereas Christopher Biggins, who appeared in Big Brother, was banking £150k.
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To be honest, I don't see why the ones who have been in Big Brother have been paid so much for basically sitting in a house for a couple of weeks. I'd much rather that than having to sleep in a jungle next to awful creatures, and the spiders too!
And obviously, even though there have been some amazing stars on these shows, they aren't necessarily the ones who are paid the most, That is set aside for the controversial characters. The ones who will kick up a fuss. Rub people up the wrong way. Refuse the trials and get people narky. They're the ones who are being paid the big bucks.
I mean, at the end of the day, celebrity status is all irrelevant. As long as they can cause a stir and get people talking about the show, that's all that matters.