Why Holly Willoughby’s jungle entourage costs I’m A Celebrity bosses a fortune

Holly Willoughby has cost ITV bosses a small fortune in fees as her enormous entourage is taking over, it’s been claimed.

Getting Holly in the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle cost show producers a whopping £63,000 as she refused to sign the contract before they could guarantee that her three children and husband Dan Baldwin could join her Down Under.

ITV bosses have reportedly splurged tens of thousands on their flights to Australia and on putting them up in the plush £1,770-a-night luxury condo in the Palazzo Versace Hotel for nearly five weeks.

The condo is where Holly stays when she’s not working her gruelling 16-hour days in the jungle with Declan Donnelly, and features a beautiful marble bathroom, an outdoor kitchen and a rooftop spa where Holly can kick off her boots and relax.

As well as flights and accommodation, ITV has provided Holly with her own security to keep her safe at all times.

She’s also got a private driver, who accompanies her from the luxury apartment complex near Kingscliff to the jungle camp.

Holly’s agent Emily Page travelled over with her from the UK, and is still thought to be Down Under.

Emily works at James Grant management, who also look after Ant McPartlin and Dec.

And to keep Holly looking camera-ready at all times, ITV has flown over her personal stylist Angie Smith, who works with her on her This Morning wardrobe.

Holly also has her personal makeup artist, Patsy O’Neill, on hand in the jungle, to ensure she never has a dodgy fake tan fail or embarrassing foundation malfunction.

Her three kids – Harry, nine; Belle, seven, and four-year-old Chester – have been taken out of school and nursery for the duration of Holly’s jungle stint, and the eldest two are believed to have a private tutor so they don’t fall behind with their education.

But Holly’s telly producer husband Dan can only stay for a short while in Australia before he has to fly home for work.

"It’s the longest we’ve been apart," Holly said ahead of his departure. "It’s rubbish."

Luckily, her mum Lynne and dad Brian have now flown over to offer their babysitting skills so the children are with people they know.

She shared photos of them exploring the I’m A Celebrity set on Monday, joking that two new campmates had just arrived in the jungle.

"Emperor Brian and his Advisor Lyn," she captioned one snap of them looking around the Colosseum set.

Mirror Online has contacted the show’s reps for comment about the cost of Holly’s entourage.

*I’m A Celebrity airs tonight at 9pm on ITV

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