Stephen Bear reveals how much he was paid to go on Celebrity Big Brother
Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear has revealed he was paid £12,000 to appear on the reality series.
Bear was making his debut appearance on ITV’s Loose Women when he made the admission, before claiming he was the lowest-paid housemate participating on this year’s series.
In response to questions about his troublemaking in the house, Bear said: “I’m not a nasty person whatsoever. I spilled a bit of coffee on the floor. Big deal. I got paid £12,000 to go on there, they got a quarter of a million quid.”
Interestingly, regular panelist Katie Price claimed she knew of celebrities who had agreed to the series for just £1,500 in the past.
Despite bagging what could be considered a bargain for CBB producers, Bear admitted he would have taken part in the series for even less money.
“I would have done it for nothing. This is what I got all day [in the Big Brother house]: ‘I got this much money, I got that much money’. Who cares? It’s just a bit of paper.
“It was all they talked about in there. It was so boring. So you know what, I’m going to make a pancake. Big deal.”
Bear also announced his plans for making the most out of his fifteen minutes of fame, revealing that his brother is in charge of investing his finances in property.
It is a strategy that is likely to be successful, as Bear’s brother is the multi-millionaire who sold Euphorium Bakery to grocery giant Tesco last year. However, Bear claims he didn’t get a scrap from his entrepreneurial brother.
“He didn’t give me a penny growing up, but it is what it is. And now, he’s proud of me. We had a chat. I cried. We’re going to make some serious money together.
“You’ve got to be cruel to be kind. If he’d given me any money, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now.”