Three female celebrities have scooped the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here crown in a row – and they’ve all got one thing in common.
According to 2015 winner Vicky Pattison the past three jungle queens have all had an ‘unfair advantage’ thanks to their familiarity with their lives being filmed.
Vicky was a member of the cast of MTV’s Geordie Shore from 2011 to 2014, while last year’s victor Scarlett Moffatt made her name in Channel 4’s Gogglebox.
Current jungle queen Georgia Toffolo has appeared in E4’s Made in Chelsea since 2014.
In candid comments to the Daily Star Vicky, 30, said: ‘It’s no coincidence me, Scarlett Moffatt and Toff, who all make our living being ourselves on TV, have won.
‘Hand on heart, I do think it’s an unfair advantage. We are used to reality TV and having cameras on us all the time.
Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison won I’m A Celebrity in 2015, Scarlett Moffatt followed in her footsteps in 2016
Made in Chelsea star Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo was handed the jungle queen crown in the 2017 series
‘These sports stars, or former popstars, are great but they lack the level of self-promotion we have.’
Vicky has gone on to achieve even more success since her win, appearing as a presenter on ITV’s This Morning as well as a panellist on Loose Women.
Scarlett has enjoyed a similar career path, leaving Gogglebox behind and becoming a presenter on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, and most recently replacing her jungle queen successor as a presenter on the ITV2 I’m A Celeb companion show for the 2017 series.
It comes after reports suggest that, while Toff will enjoy her own success after being titled the queen of the jungle, she could lose 30 per cent of her profits to ITV.
Vicky and Scarlett have both achieved enormous success since winning I’m a Celeb – both presenting on This Morning and the ITV2 jungle companion show
Georgia could face a 30 per cent loss of her earnings following her win on I’m a Celeb because of a draconian standard contract
The Mail on Sunday revealed that a draconian standard contract gives the network the right to claim an extraordinary 30 per cent of her post-show earnings – and allows ITV’s auditors to pore over her books.
The earnings clause, which is in force for 45 days following the end of the show, applies to public appearances, contracts and endorsements.
It is likely to cost the Made In Chelsea star, right – who received £13,000 to appear on the show – hundreds of thousands of pounds.
One agent said: ‘This is as unfair as it gets.’
ITV said: ‘We don’t comment on artists’ contracts.’