Celebrity Big Brother 2018 was dominated by a handful of key stories.

Of course, there was the moment where Roxanne Pallett accused Ryan Thomas of punching her. However, there were also sensational rumours surrounding wages.

In attempts to prove that CBB still had a little bit of chutzpah, it was reported that Big Brother stars were paid huge amounts of money in attempts to save the long-serving reality TV series from extinction.

Roxanne reportedly earned £750,000 for her 19-day stint in the house while Jermaine Pennant was rumoured to be on a healthy half-a-million.

But what about the stars of civilian Big Brother?

How much is the Big Brother 2018 prize money?

Celebrity Big Brother Wages

In Celebrity Big Brother, contestants are paid set wages for their appearance on the show, no matter how long they last.

This can eliminate the element of competition slightly, with housemates aware that they’ll be getting the same pay packet no matter what.

What they’re really competing for is their new-found fame. Oh yeah, and the charity prize money.


Big Brother Prize Money

While the civilian Big Brother contestants don’t get wages, they instead get to keep the full prize money.

Unless, of course, they wanted to give it charity… which never has or will happen!

The Big Brother jackpot is a hefty £100,000, although BB like to play around with how that is distributed.

As always, twists will be thrown into Big Brother 2018, with that 100k prize money offered to be divided, shared or even stolen between more than one housemate.

Big Brother 2018 Odds

The favourite is to win Big Brother 2018 is 18-year-old Cameron Cole.

The 18-year-old has always been considered an outsider for the crown but has since moved above the likes of Akeem Griffiths in the popularity rankings following his emotional reaction to Lewis’s dismissal.

Irishman Cian Carrigan is still up there running a close second while the only other likely winner is Akeem.

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  • Cameron Cole – 2/1
  • Cian Carrigan – 8/1
  • Akeem Griffiths – 3/1
  • Zoe Jones – 16/1
Big Brother 2018 - Cameron Cole

Big Brother 2018 – Cameron Cole 



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