Gemma Collins ‘raking in £250 a minute for personal appearances’ after lockdown
TOWIE icon Gemma Collins is reportedly racking up a whopping £250 per minute – or £15,000 per hour – for personal appearances.
That’s more than most Premier League footballers, and blows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hourly rate of £18.45 per hour out of the water.
40-year-old Gemma was charging £13,000 per hour before Covid-19 hit – but, since the pandemic and her Dancing on Ice stint, has allegedly hiked up prices.
Speaking to The Sun, a source said that The GC didn’t view the pandemic as "time to put her feet up", instead opting to film a reality series during lockdown.
The source said Gemma has "added £2,000 on her hourly appearance fee."
"It’s a ridiculous amount of money at any time but it’s even more of a slap in the face for those working on the front line who barely make that in a year.
"Gemma has clearly got ideas above her station and thrives off her diva alter-ego The GC," they added.
The star, who was originally a car salesperson before making a name for herself on The Only Way is Essex, has had a career dotted with celeb appearances, including a three-day stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here before she called it quits.
She’s also appeared on everything from Celebrity Big Brother to Drag Race UK.
That’s along with her fashion collection, which reportedly fell into £22,000 worth of debt in April this year when she was banned for three years from directing a company.
Her dad Alan was brought in to combat her financial problems, after MailOnline reported the brand made just £621 last year.
But, despite this, the star is clearly living the good life – and Gemma’s net worth reflects her earnings, as she’s worth an incredible £2.7million.
The ‘down-to-earth’ Essex girl could allegedly make £75,000 for just one Instagram post.
She will soon take to the stage for seven theatre dates for her The GC’s Big Night Out tour, which are all expected to be sell-out events with tickets costing anywhere between £33 and £113.
A source told The Sun this week: "It will be a hard week for Gemma but it will be doing what she does best – chatting to fans.
"She will be looking at a £250,000 take for the week with ticket prices and merchandise. That’s not a bad little earner."
The tour begins in London before travelling around the country – but won't be heading to Essex.
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