The amount Celebrity Apprentice stars are paid is ‘LEAKED’ – and causes a major on-set drama with the contestant who ‘found out she was being paid the least’
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Celebrity Apprentice kicked off on Sunday night, with a whole host of stars battling it out to raise money for their chosen charity.
But according to New Idea, the show was almost derailed when filming began after a salary dispute erupted between the cast.
The publication claims ‘tension grew on set’ when it was rumoured that clothing designer Camilla Franks was ‘paid the least’ to appear on the show, while others were offered a more generous fee.
Pay dispute: On Monday, New Idea claimed tensions grew on the set of Celebrity Apprentice when designer Camilla Franks (pictured) reportedly found out she was ‘paid the least’
The publication also added that none of the celebrities made ‘as much coin as you’d think’ because the show is largely charity focused.
‘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.’
Michelle Bridges and radio star Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli were reportedly handed the biggest amount to join the star-studded line-up, raking in a cool $50,000 each.
Rumours: Michelle Bridges and radio star Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli (pictured) were reportedly handed the biggest amount to join the star-studded line-up, raking in a cool $50,000 each
The Veronicas’ Lisa and Jess Origliasso are said to have made a combined $60,000.
Singer Anthony Callea, comedian Ross Noble and The Block judge Shaynna Blaze are thought to have made $30,000 each.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Nine for further comment.
During Sunday night’s launch episode, Sir Alan Sugar, 74, grilled the contestants on their celebrity status – admitting he had absolutely no idea who most of them were.
Making bank: The Veronicas’ Lisa and Jess Origliasso are said to have made a combined $60,000
Lord Sugar said: ‘I’ve done this in the UK for the past 15 years, normally I’m faced with a bunch of people that I don’t know [or] ordinary civilians.’
‘Today, I’m faced with a bunch of celebrities that I don’t know. I haven’t got a bloody clue who any of you are apart from you, Ross [Noble].’
Lord Sugar asked Wippa if he got his nickname from an ‘S&M dungeon’.
Outspoken: Within seconds of calling this year’s cast into his boardroom during Sunday’s premiere, Lord Alan Sugar (pictured) admitted he had no idea who he was talking to
He then said to The Veronicas, who are twins: ‘I’ve got an original picture of you here. I thought you were joined at the head.’
Taking a shot at former Married At First Sight star Martha Kalifatidis, he quips: ‘Martha, they call you the Kmart Kardashian.’
Celebrity Apprentice Australia continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine
Who will win? Celebrity Apprentice Australia continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine
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