I'M A Celebrity star Shane Richie's company has just £4,000 in the bankas the actor admits he's skint.
The former EastEnders star revealed his TV and theatre work were cancelled due to coronavirus – and he’s been living off credit cards and handouts from mates.
The Sun can reveal that the 56-year-old’s only company BlueBelle Skye Productions was struggling so much that it had only £4,165 in capital, which works out at just over £11 a day.
Shane told us earlier today how he originally fit I'm A Celebrity around all his other work – which have now been cancelled due to the pandemic, leaving him skint.
He revealed: “We were going to fit it around my other work as I was going on tour, doing a TV series and panto — but that all got cancelled in March.
“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!”
Over the last two decades, he’s netted a fortune playing Alfie Moon in EastEnders, TV presenting and starring in lucrative panto parts.
This includes starring as Robin Hood at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, which made him a reported £120,000.
Shane – who has three children with second wife Christie Goddard and two with ex-wife Coleen Nolan – agreed to appear on the ITV show earlier this year.
He says: “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.”
But travel restrictions mean this year’s show will be filmed in Gwrych Castle in Wales.
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