Ant McPartlin overheard telling I'm A Celebrity's Boy George he's in for a huge royalties payday

It has already been reported that I’m A Celebrity’s Boy George was paid £500,000 for his time on the show.

However, it looks as though the singer, 61, could rake in even more cash from his jungle stint according to host Ant McPartlin.

As they celebrated the end of the series, the presenter, 47, was overheard telling George that he’s going to get ‘a lot of PRS’ thanks to the consistent plays of Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon.

Kerching! It looks as though the singer, 61, could rake in even more cash from his jungle stint according to host Ant McPartlin

While presenting I’m A Celebrity, Ant and Dec had a long-running joke in which they’d purposely try and mention Karma Chameleon in some capacity, resulting in a snippet of the song being played aloud while the duo danced.

While the campmates also sang along to the hit while enjoying karaoke at the Jungle Arms.  

And with the numerous plays of the 1983 single – which was written by George and fellow band members Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett – they’ll no doubt earn plenty of royalties.

Following Jill Scott’s crowning as Queen of the Jungle, Boy George took to his Instagram to film the action behind the scenes, going up to his campmates and telling them ‘well done’ for their time on the show.

In the money: As they celebrated the end of the series, the presenter, 47, was overheard telling George that he's going to get 'a lot of PRS' thanks to the consistent plays of Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon

In the money: As they celebrated the end of the series, the presenter, 47, was overheard telling George that he’s going to get ‘a lot of PRS’ thanks to the consistent plays of Culture Club hit Karma Chameleon

As the camera then panned to Ant and Dec who gleefully greeted George, Ant then said to George: ‘Well done. You’re going to get a lot of PRS from us playing Karma Chameleon.

‘I mean, a lot. Whenever we could!’

To which the performer replied: ‘Oh amazing. Thank you so much!’

Fun: While presenting I'm A Celebrity, Ant and Dec had a long-running joke in which they'd purposely try and mention Karma Chameleon in some capacity, resulting in a snippet of the song being played aloud while the duo danced

Fun: While presenting I’m A Celebrity, Ant and Dec had a long-running joke in which they’d purposely try and mention Karma Chameleon in some capacity, resulting in a snippet of the song being played aloud while the duo danced

Payday: With the numerous plays of the 1983 single - which was written by George and fellow band members Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett - they'll no doubt earn plenty of royalties (Boy George pictured in the 80s)

Payday: With the numerous plays of the 1983 single – which was written by George and fellow band members Jon Moss, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett – they’ll no doubt earn plenty of royalties (Boy George pictured in the 80s)

PRS for Music is an industry body that collects and distributes money on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers, for the use of their musical compositions and lyrics. 

ITV spared no expense when it came to signing stars for this years series with the highest paid star being Pop Icon Boy George, who will take home £500k.

In an exclusive interview with MailOnline ahead of his jungle stint he said: ‘I feel like I’ve been paid well for it so I’m going to be as Boy George as I can.’ 

Catch up: Boy George took to his Instagram to film the action behind the scenes, going up to his campmates and telling them 'well done' for their time on the show

Catch up: Boy George took to his Instagram to film the action behind the scenes, going up to his campmates and telling them ‘well done’ for their time on the show

Thank you very much! As the camera then panned to Ant and Dec who gleefully greeted George, Ant then said to George: 'Well done. You're going to get a lot of PRS from us playing Karma Chameleon

Thank you very much! As the camera then panned to Ant and Dec who gleefully greeted George, Ant then said to George: ‘Well done. You’re going to get a lot of PRS from us playing Karma Chameleon

It comes after Crissy Rock slammed the ‘obscene’ amounts of money the ‘greedy’ I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! stars are being paid this year as she joined MailOnline’s Jungle Confidential podcast.

The actress, 64, – who was a contestant on the 2011 series of the show – fumed that ‘some people can’t even pay their electricity bills’ while the TV stars pocket thousands for just a few weeks work.

While George bagged half a million, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock will pocket £400,000 and Mike Tindall will leave with £265,000. 

Not happy: It comes after Crissy Rock slammed the 'obscene' amounts of money the 'greedy' I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! stars are being paid this year

Not happy: It comes after Crissy Rock slammed the ‘obscene’ amounts of money the ‘greedy’ I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! stars are being paid this year

Speaking about the amount they’re being paid she said: ‘We didn’t get much money to go on back in my day. When I went in I had nothing to prove – I didn’t go in to win.

‘We never got anything like that money they have now. You have to give half of your wages back to the Australian government.

‘I got £28,000 but only took away £14,000 – I think with them now being paid more – it is greed, it’s obscene when people can’t even pay their electricity.’

Woah! Speaking about the amount they're being paid she said: 'We didn't get much money to go on back in my day. When I went in I had nothing to prove - I didn't go in to win'

Woah! Speaking about the amount they’re being paid she said: ‘We didn’t get much money to go on back in my day. When I went in I had nothing to prove – I didn’t go in to win’

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