The brand new season of Celebrity Apprentice Australia kicked off last night and shortly after airing, we copped some spicy deets that, frankly, are more entertaining than the show itself.
According to New Idea, there was a huge on-set biff regarding, you guessed it, the pay sitch.
The goss rag claims “tension grew on set” when it was rumoured that designer Camilla Franks was “paid the least” of all the cast. Ouch.
The spicy report also claimed that none of the Celebrity Apprentice stars made “as much coin as you’d think” because the proceeds go to charity, which is fair.
“Forget the million-dollar salary Warnie banked for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. This show doesn’t go anywhere near those sorts of dollars,” an insider said.
“If anything, pay should never be discussed among any cast and is always a dangerous game to play.”
The insider claimed that “during filming, a few well-placed industry insiders had leaked that a feud erupted during production, but it was strongly denied by Shaynna at an event this week.”
Apparently the highest paid of the Celebrity Apprentice cast was Biggest Loser fitness queen Michelle Bridges and radio dude Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, who scored $50,000 each.
Meanwhile The Veronicas’ Lisa and Jess Origliasso are said to have made a combined $60,000.
And finally, Australian Idol bloke Anthony Callea, comedian Ross Noble and The Block judge Shaynna Blaze are believed to have made $30,000 each for their stint on Celebrity Apprentice. Do with that intel what you will.