Joan Collins turned down 1m Celebrity Big Brother offer

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Joan Collins turned down £1 million to appear in the last series of 'Celebrity Big Brother', according to her showbiz friend Christopher Biggins.

Joan Collins refused a £1 million offer to star in 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

Her showbiz pal Christopher Biggins - who previously took part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' - claims he was offered £300,000 to take part in the Channel 5 series earlier this year, but only if Joan took part; for which she would be offered the extravagant figure.

He said: "I was offered £300,000 to take part in the most recent series of 'Celebrity Big Brother' on Channel 5. There was a condition attached, though - I had to persuade my very good friend Joan Collins to come in with me and, in return, she would be paid £1 million.

"It's a staggering amount of money, and more than any actor would get paid for taking part in a TV drama or soap. You can understand why so many succumb.

"Joan had the good sense to refuse, and I was relieved when she did."

Christopher also reveals he was paid £50,000 to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity' - which he went on to win - in 2007.

He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "While some are cagey about revealing their fee, I don't mind telling you that I was paid £50,000 for what amounted to less than a month's work.

Today, the show pays more than ever. Carol Vorderman recently revealed that she was offered £250,000 to take part this year."

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