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Simon Gregson admits he did I’m A Celebrity because the ‘money is good’

Simon Gregson has spokenly candidly about his decison to compete on the last series of I’m A Celebrity – admitting he did it because ‘the money is good’.

While refusing to put a number on what he was paid, the Coronation Street actor, 47, said it was ‘enough to get him out of trouble’ and compared his pay packet to a ‘solid gold diamond goblet’.


Simon, who was runner-up on the 2021 series of the popular ITV programme, spoke on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain about what he did after the show which included ‘gorging like Henry VII and taking a bath in his camp mate’s room’.

Money, money, money! Simon Gregson has spokenly candidly about his decison to compete on the last series of I'm A Celebrity - admitting he did it because 'the money is good'

Money, money, money! Simon Gregson has spokenly candidly about his decison to compete on the last series of I’m A Celebrity – admitting he did it because ‘the money is good’


When quizzed by host Susanna Reid why he took part, Simon said: ‘Emma [his wife] and the kids have been on for years and years. And the money is good, lets not beat around the bush.

Susanna then pushed to find out what he earned, and Simon said: ‘Enough to get me out of trouble. It was a solid gold diamond goblet, so that gives you some idea.’

Simon is believed to have a net worth of around £1M thanks to his role on Coronation Street, which earns him a rumoured £150,000 a year.

While his fee for appearing on the show is unconfirmed, fellow soap legend Adam Woodyatt who he entered the castle with is believed to have earned £250,000.

During the interview Simon went on to discuss what he has been up to since leaving Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales, where the show has been filmed throughout Covid due to the usual Australian location being inaccessible.

Candid: While refusing to put a number on what he was paid, the Coronation Street actor, 47, said it was 'enough to get him out of trouble' and compared his pay packet to a 'solid gold diamond goblet'

Candid: While refusing to put a number on what he was paid, the Coronation Street actor, 47, said it was ‘enough to get him out of trouble’ and compared his pay packet to a ‘solid gold diamond goblet’

Admitting he has eaten a lot following his gruelling diet of rice and beans, Simon said: ‘I was gorging like henry VII. Which is not usual for me. 

‘I am a man who likes his food and wine. Very much like Henry VII. It’s strange you say that, I’ve been akin to him a few times.

‘It was nice to have food, but the nicest thing to have a bath. Because there was no cleaning facilities at all, so having a bath was heaven.  

‘They put us up in this amazing place. But the hot water wasn’t on in my place. So Danny [Miller] said, get in my bath, it’s copper. Obviously not with Danny.

‘It’s supposed to be an amazing experience, and it was because I had a very large glass of red wine with me.’ 

What came next? Simon, who was runner-up on the 2021 series of the popular ITV programme, spoke on Tuesday's episode of Good Morning Britain about what he did after the show which included 'gorging like Henry VII and taking a bath in his camp mate's room'

What came next? Simon, who was runner-up on the 2021 series of the popular ITV programme, spoke on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain about what he did after the show which included ‘gorging like Henry VII and taking a bath in his camp mate’s room’

Following his triumphant return from the castle, Simon has resumed filming as his character Steve McDonald on Coronation Street.

When asked if he was behind on his storyline after taking time out, Simon said: ‘In October we were doing Christmas [scenes], we do six episodes a week. 

‘Four units are out doing those episodes a week, so that’s 24 episodes being filmed. I don’t know, I think we’re in 2029 at the moment.’

Love life: When quizzed by host Susanna Reid why he took part, Simon said: 'Emma [his wife] and the kids have been on for years and years. And the money is good, lets not beat around the bush'

Love life: When quizzed by host Susanna Reid why he took part, Simon said: ‘Emma [his wife] and the kids have been on for years and years. And the money is good, lets not beat around the bush’

Susanna also referenced a ‘shock death’ set to happen in the coming year and asked Simon if he knew whether his character was being killed off. 

He said: ‘It’s not me, I don’t know who it is, but now you’ve got me worried because I’ve been out of the game so long. I haven’t signed my new contract yet.

‘You never know when your times up. You could be here for life, look at the amazing Bill Roache. But also you couldn’t. You can’t relax as such, they might turn around and say look you’re out. There is a lot of fear.

‘There’s an underbelly of nerves throughout the cast wondering how long they’ve got, like everything it’s easier not to think about it.’

Susanna then pushed to find out what he earned, and Simon said: 'Enough to get me out of trouble. It was a solid gold diamond goblet, so that gives you some idea' (pictured with winner Danny Miller and third place contestant Frankie Bridge)

Susanna then pushed to find out what he earned, and Simon said: ‘Enough to get me out of trouble. It was a solid gold diamond goblet, so that gives you some idea’ (pictured with winner Danny Miller and third place contestant Frankie Bridge)


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