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Sam Burgess' huge SAS Australia salary revealed
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The massive range of salaries for the 2021 SAS Australia cast have been revealed.
According to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, former footballer Sam Burgess has the highest pay day, earning between $150,000 and $200,000 for his appearance on the brutal program, the paper claims.
Next in line is tennis player Mark Philippoussis, 44, who is said to be earning $100,000.
Model Erin Holland, 32, is earning between $60,000 and $80,000 while footballer Heath Shaw, 35, actress Isabelle Cornish, 27, and athlete John Steffensen, 39, tennis player Alicia Molik, 38, are on around the same amount.
In the next rung, singer Pete Murrary, 51, athlete Jana Pittmann, 38, actor Dan Ewing, 36, runner Jessica Peris, 31, ironman Jett Kenny, 27, volleyball player Kerri Pottharst, 56, and socialite Brynne Edelsten are estimated to be being paid between $50,000 and $70,000.
Bringing in a little less is former pro surfer Koby Abberton, 42, who is getting between $50,000 and $60,000.
At the very bottom of the ladder is former Australian Labor Party member Emma Husar, 41, who is earning just $25,000.
Meanwhile Manu Feildel, 47, will go without a pay day because his appearance is likely part of his contract at Channel Seven.
This comes after news that retired cricketer Michael Clarke ‘pulled out’ of the next season of SAS Australia due to a back injury.
Reportedly, the 40-year-old backed out of the Channel Seven Show shortly after the premiere of the current season.
The Daily Telegraph reported that Clarke initially signed up for the military-style show with a $750,000 asking fee and had already signed a contract.
Season three is due to begin filming in just weeks, but Clarke, who has suffered chronic back pain throughout his sporting career, pulled the pin after seeking medical advice and treatment.