Katie Price to be paid £500,000 for Celebrity Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 January 2015
This article is from 2015.
Katie Price will reportedly be paid £500,000 to replace axed housemates Ken Morley and Jeremy Jackson in the latest series of 'Celebrity Big Brother' this evening (16.01.15)
Katie Price is reportedly being paid £500,000 to join 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
The former glamour model is believed to have agreed to enter the reality show house this evening (16.01.15) in return for the six-figure sum after Ken Morley and Jeremy Jackson were removed for unacceptable behaviour.
Channel 5 bosses - who have failed to persuade the 36-year-old star to appear in the past - are said to have offered her the biggest fee in the show's history in an attempt to shake things up.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Bosses have been after Katie for years but she's always said no. But this time they were desperate after axing Jeremy and Ken and went to her with an offer she just couldn't refuse."
Producers will be hoping the blonde beauty will add even more drama to the house due to her sour relationships with several contestants including Katie Hopkins - who criticised Katie for naming her latest child Bunny after it was revealed her husband Kieran Hayler had been cheating on her while she was pregnant.
Hopkins said at the time: "Makes sense, given your dad was going at it like a rabbit with all of mum's mates."
Housemate Perez Hilton has also previously spoken badly of the star saying, "I think her moment has passed," while model Alicia Douvall, 35, slammed her for stealing her lover, Dwight Yorke - with whom Katie had 12-year-old son Harvey.
Katie is also rumoured to have had a fling with Calum Best, 34, in the past.
The source added: "Katie is keen to settle scores with housemates, particularly Katie Hopkins ... Now she has decided to appear she can't wait to get into the house."
However, Katie has since dismissed rumours she is set to join the show after posting photos of her and Kieran on board a British Airways plane yesterday (15.01.15).
She captioned the photo: "Wooo here we goo little break for me and kieran together :))) (sic)."