Paul Hollywood’s ex-lover Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24, ‘has TURNED DOWN £125k to appear on I’m A Celeb because she wants a HIGHER fee’
After reportedly setting her sights on a career in reality TV, Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam is said to have turned down a spot on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! worth £125k.
The reason: it’s not enough money, according to sources.
The Mirror reports that ITV’s offer to feature the 24-year-old on the 2019 edition of the programme is ‘way off the mark’.
Aiming high: After reportedly setting her sights on a career in reality TV, Paul Hollywood’s ex-girlfriend Summer Monteys-Fullam is said to have turned down a spot on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! worth £125k
A source said: ‘Summer knows she’d be TV gold and can all but name her price. If she gets her way, she’ll be one of the highest paid contestants ever.’
Noel Edmonds is currently the highest paid celeb to feature on the annual jungle-based series, earning £600k for his eight-day stint in 2018.
Current reigning King Of The Jungle Harry Redknapp scored an estimated £500k for his appearance fee.
It’s said that Summer is gunning for closer to £400k – the amount ex Paul takes home per year for judging Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off.
A source said: ‘Summer knows she’d be TV gold and can all but name her price. If she gets her way, she’ll be one of the highest paid contestants ever’
Reigning: King Of The Jungle Harry Redknapp scored an estimated £500k for his appearance fee on I’m A Celeb 2018
Ex-barmaid Summer – who had a public and acrimonious split from Paul after he asked her to sign a gagging order – is said to have been in meetings this month with agents.
While the fledgling starlet is yet to sign with one representative she is thought to most likely sign up with former The Only Way Is Essex star Chris Drake, who runs the Off Limits talent agency.
He also acts for Chris Hughes, who finished in third place in the 2017 series of Love Island.
On top of her ambition to become a reality star, Summer is also understood to want to make a fly-on-the-wall programme focusing on her lifelong love of horses, The Mail On Sunday revealed last weekend.
A reality industry source said: ‘Summer is the person to sign up right now and she is keen to get herself on television. Obviously I’m A Celebrity would be her top prize.
‘The six-figure sum and the exposure is the biggest you’d get anywhere but she also wants to work on her own ideas.
‘She’s a bright girl and she has some thoughts on her own shows so it’s very much a case of watch this space.’
Summer has turned down repeated offers to tell all about her 20-month relationship with Bake Off star Hollywood who, at 53, is 29 years her senior.
She dumped him just weeks after his wife Alex divorced him in July, moving out of the home they had shared after he insisted she signed a non-disclosure agreement preventing her from ever talking about him or his family.
MailOnline has approached both Summer and a rep at ITV for comment.