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James Haskell's 168k gym debt - will his I'm A Celeb fee bail him out?

Since former rugby star James Haskell entered the Australian jungle for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! two weeks ago, he has rocketed back into the public eye.

And while, for the most part, James’ appearance on the hit ITV reality series has had a positive response, it has also dragged up some of his more recent difficult times.

So, why is James Haskell in debt? How bad is it?

Here’s what happened with James’ gym and how it has landed him in hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of debt.

Screenshot: I’m A Celebrity 2019 – ITV

What is James’ gym?

James first announced his intentions to open a branch of F45 gyms in Britain back in 2017.

He said: “I tried F45 in the US when I was over there on holiday, I found the circuit based training really engaging and fun. It’s all the kind of stuff I would use to get fit for rugby, and for the majority of people, regular F45 sessions are everything they need to maintain and achieve good levels of fitness.”

And so, James opened his own branch, Hask 45 in Bath. He opened it in Bath, as the city has a rich and long-standing history with rugby.

You can find out more about the gym and how to join here.

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James Haskell’s mega debt

Although things may look smooth and successful from the looks of Hask 45’s Instagram – @f45_training_bath – things are not looking good for the business.

The Sun reported that Hask 45 in Bath’s net worth is -£167,683, with £349,582 in current liabilities. This was after the firm filed their reports in October 2019.

It is unconfirmed why the business is so indebted.

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How much is James being paid for I’m A Celeb?

Rumours began to surface that ITV shelled out nearly £1.5million this year recruiting top-tier celebs.

However, The Sun reported that James Haskell is only getting £50,000 for his I’m A Celebrity appearance. This is 10x less than Caitlyn Jenner and nowhere near Sir Ian Wright’s 400k figure.

So, although James will earn enough to dent his debt, it won’t write off all of it.




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