I'm A Celeb's Shane Richie's 'company only has £4,000 in capital'

I’m A Celeb 2020 campmate Shane Richie’s ‘company only has £4,000 in capital’ after EastEnders icon reveals he’s been left ‘skint’ due to lockdown

I’m A Celebrity star Shane Richie’s company reportedly has £4,000 in capital.

According to reports, the 56-year-old EastEnders icon’s only business BlueBelle Skye Productions has banked £4,165 in 2019 – equivalent to £11 a day. 

The actor, who recently admitted he’s been left skint due to the coronavirus pandemic, is best known for starring as Alfie Moon on the BBC soap, and has also featured in stage productions such as Robin Hood and The Perfect Murder.

‘You save money for a rainy day but you don’t expect the rainy day to last six months’: I’m A Celebrity star Shane Richie’s company reportedly has £4,000 in capital

The figure – reported by The Sun – emerged after he was said to have earned a whopping £120,000 to portray Robin Hood at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton in 2016, the New Victoria Theatre, Woking in 2017 and the Milton Keynes Theatre the following year.

MailOnline has contacted Shane’s representatives for further comment.

The soap star, who has sons Shane Jr., 32, and Jake, 28, from his first marriage to Coleen Nolan, and shares three other children with his wife Christie Goddard, was unveiled as a campmate for this year’s edition of I’m A Celebrity on Sunday.

Artist Shane confessed he’s thankful for the three weeks of work after the global crisis left him with months of cancelled jobs. 

Details: According to reports, the 56-year-old EastEnders icon’s only business BlueBelle Skye Productions has banked £4,165 in 2019 – equivalent to £11 a day (pictured in 2018)

Famous for: The actor, who recently admitted he’s been left skint due to the coronavirus pandemic, is best known for starring as Alfie Moon on the BBC soap (pictured in 2018)

Detailing his money problems, the singer told ITV: ‘And now I am literally skint! You save money for a rainy day but you don’t expect the rainy day to last six months. 

‘Thankfully I’ve been able to borrow money from mates, my family and the bank and my wife is now very happy we can finally pay off the credit card!

‘But what an honour to be asked before lockdown. I am so grateful and I am really looking forward to being around adults again instead of my wife and three children!’ 

Panto favourite: The media personality has also featured in stage productions such as Robin Hood (pictured in 2018) and The Perfect Murder

The Kat & Alfie: Redwater star also confirmed he had signed up for the challenge in January when the show was still set to be filmed in its traditional location of Australia instead of North Wales’ Gwyrch Castle.

The media personality told added: ‘We got the call in January and I agreed to do it because it was the 20th one.

‘My kids were old enough to travel to Australia and they wanted to meet Ant and Dec! We were all really excited.’

‘We were going to fit it around my other work projects as I was going on tour, doing a TV series and panto but that all got cancelled in March’.

Also competing for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle will be Sir Mo Farah, 37; ‘COVID-positive’ AJ Pritchard, 26; Beverley Callard, 63; Vernon Kay, 46; Jessica Plummer, 28; Victoria Derbyshire, 52; Giovanna Fletcher, 35; Hollie Arnold, 26, and Jordan North, 30.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will host the series once again, while Vick Hope will be fronting The Daily Drop, a brand-new series following all camp activity, available on ITV Hub every morning after the main show.

The Geordie duo, the contestants and crew will have to undergo frequent Covid tests throughout their stints. 

Cast: Vernon Kay, Beverley Callard, Sir Mo Farah, Jessica Plummer, Shane, Victoria Derbyshire, AJ Pritchard, Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie Arnold and Jordan North are this year’s campmates

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