Do I’m A Celebrity contestants still get paid if they leave ITV show early?

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Richard Madeley has unfortunately been forced to pull out of the show after he was taken to hospital Thursday morning.

The Good Morning Britain presenter fell ill while staying on-set in Gwrych Castle at the ITV show’s Welsh location.

While the TV personality insisted he’s “fine”, due to his stay in a hospital with other people he has had to bow out of the show for the “safety” of his other celebrity campmates.

Each famous face is believed to take home anywhere between £30,000 and £600,000, and the presenter was said to be this year's highest paid celebrity, with the star set to take home a whopping £200,000 for his appearance on the show.

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But due to his early departure, will Richard still receive the money? Here's what you need to know…

How long the I'm A Celebrity contestants need to stay on the show to receive their money

It has been reported that stars will need to stay in the castle for 72 hours in order to receive a pay cheque in full.

The Mirror report that there will be a cut in their fee if the stars leave any earlier than this.

The rule came to light after Gemma Collins' exit from the show back in 2014.

The TOWIE star revealed she didn't get her fee in full and ended up donating what she did get to charity.

At the time, her rep confirmed: "I can confirm that the £4,800 fee was the full and final fee that Gemma received for her participation in last year’s I’m A Celebrity."

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The star opted to donate the money in full to Save The Children.

"The show is three weeks long and Gemma was in Australia for five days, therefore she will receive a percentage based on that," the star's rep added.

Gemma was reported to have been promised a whopping £100,000 for appearing on the show, which didn't happen as a result of her early departure.

Amongst other high paid celebrities like Richard who've appeared on the hit show is Harry Redknapp.

It's believed he was offered a hefty £500,000 pay check by ITV bosses to appear on the show, making him one of the most expensive stars in the show's history.

The former football manager, 74, was eventually crowned king of the jungle, so we're sure show bosses saw the huge fee as money well spent.

Prior to Harry's jungle stint, boxer Amir Khan was believed to be the highest paid celeb to ever take part in the series.

Amir was reportedly paid £400,000 to fly out to Australia, with show bosses determined to see him appear on the show.

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