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Kyle Sandilands reveals that he was offered $1million to do I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

The latest season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! almost featured the likes of Kyle Sandilands in the jungle.

The KIIS radio host revealed that he almost took part in the hit Channel 10 reality series during a discussion with his co-host Jackie O’ Henderson and NRL star and I’m a Celeb contestant Beau Ryan on Friday. 

Ryan, who quit the show on Thursday night’s episode after telling his campmates that he missed his family, asked Sandilands if he had been asked to appear on the program. 

Big money: Kyle Sandilands has revealed he was offered $1million to do I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

‘I’ve been asked and knocked it back every year,’ the radio shock jock said.  

Beau then followed up the question by asking Sandilands how much the producers offered him to star.

‘One million dollars,’ Kyle answered. ‘They didn’t start off at a million, they like really wanted me. This was a while ago. I said no.’ 

Temptation: Ryan, who quit the show on Thursday night's episode after telling his campmates that he missed his family, asked Sandilands if he had been asked to appear on the program

Temptation: Ryan, who quit the show on Thursday night’s episode after telling his campmates that he missed his family, asked Sandilands if he had been asked to appear on the program

Sandilands threw the question back to Ryan about offers he had received from I’m a Celeb.

The former NRL player-turned-TV host said at one point he was offered $600,000 to be on the second season of the show, but initially refused offers to appear on previous seasons due to his aversion to travelling and staying in Africa. 

‘The second season I got offered 600 to do it,’ he revealed. 

Beau admitted to the radio hosts that he was offered less to be in the current series and was ‘talked into’ starring.

Pressure: The former NRL player-turned-TV host admitted to the radio hosts that he was offered less to be in the current series and was 'talked into' starring

Pressure: The former NRL player-turned-TV host admitted to the radio hosts that he was offered less to be in the current series and was ‘talked into’ starring

Beau abruptly quit the show during a late-night discussion with his campmates on Thursday, saying he missed his family and needed to leave.

He said: ‘As you know the last couple of days I’ve been struggling, and today I was a bit broken. It’s been really hard for me.

‘The reason I did this show is to test myself, which I have. I’ve shown Australia the good, bad and ugly of me. 

‘I’ve had some moments where I regret, some moments I don’t and I’m proud of everything that’s happened.

Family: Beau quit the show during a late-night discussion with his campmates, saying he missed his family and needed to leave. Pictured with wife Kara and their two children

Family: Beau quit the show during a late-night discussion with his campmates, saying he missed his family and needed to leave. Pictured with wife Kara and their two children

He said he ‘can’t explain’ how it feels to have met such a wonderful group of people, but needed to be with his wife Kara and their children, Remi, eight, and Jesse, three.

‘I remember growing up and a guy two houses down from me – the dad was always away for work. I don’t want to be that dad,’ he added.

‘My kids need their dad. My wife needs a husband, and I need to find myself back.

‘I came in here to prove myself. I can’t gain anything else from this show. My journey here is over, and I love you guys.’

He then uttered the famous words: ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here.’

Not impressed: By leaving the show, he missed out on the chance to win $100,000 for his chosen charity, the Mark Hughes Foundation for brain cancer research

Not impressed: By leaving the show, he missed out on the chance to win $100,000 for his chosen charity, the Mark Hughes Foundation for brain cancer research

While his co-stars were sympathetic, fans watching at home were divided over Beau’s decision to call it quits.

Several viewers supported his decision to prioritise his family, but others were shocked and disappointed by his exit.

By leaving the show, he missed out on the chance to win $100,000 for his chosen charity, the Mark Hughes Foundation for brain cancer research.

 

Confused: Others pointed out that Beau spends several months of the year away from his family to film The Amazing Race, so a few weeks in the jungle shouldn't be an issue

Confused: Others pointed out that Beau spends several months of the year away from his family to film The Amazing Race, so a few weeks in the jungle shouldn’t be an issue

‘You are also leaving your charity, which is why you are there, Beau. Zero respect from me,’ one critic tweeted. 

Others pointed out that Beau spends several months of the year away from his family to film The Amazing Race, so a few weeks in the jungle shouldn’t be an issue.

‘Okay then. Wonder what that means for The Amazing Race… away from family for that?’ one fan commented.

‘If he doesn’t want to be a parent who’s always travelling I wonder if he won’t host Amazing Race anymore?’ another added.

Farewell: He said goodbye to his campmates in emotional scenes. Here with Nathan Buckley

Farewell: He said goodbye to his campmates in emotional scenes. Here with Nathan Buckley

‘Given the amount of time Beau is away from home for his work, I’m not sure I accept the reasoning. But sure. Bye,’ a third wrote.

However, many viewers supported his decision to leave for his family, with one fan writing: ‘Awww what a good family man.’

‘This might be the most honourable thing he’s done. Good for you,’ another added.

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 10 

Praise: However, many viewers supported his decision to leave for his family, with one fan writing: 'Awww what a good family man'

Praise: However, many viewers supported his decision to leave for his family, with one fan writing: ‘Awww what a good family man’


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