A few days ago, WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders gave Amir Khan some heat for taking short money from a reality show when he could have made millions by facing his domestic rival Kell Brook.
It appears that Khan scored big, as he is reportedly the highest paid contestant in the history of the popular reality show "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!"
The record was previously held by Katie Price, who received £400,000 [$532,042] for her second stint on the show in 2009.
According to a report in The Sun, 30-year-old Khan has received a little more than Price's record figure for I'm a Celeb.
Khan's pay is far above his co-stars on the show, with some receiving sums as low as £25,000.
The reports that Khan was paid the large sum because of his well known name in the sport of boxing, especially in the UK, and being a former world champion. Khan's has also been all over the tabloids for the last few months, due to his recent marital woes with wife Faryal Makhdoom.
The pair acrimoniously split two months ago, following a number of bitter family feuds and public rows. Khan was planning to file for divorce, but the two reconciled one week before he jetted to Australia to be a paid of the show.
A source said: "Amir was a great get, but he came at a hefty cost. He’s going to be the best paid celeb they’ve ever had. Katie Price got somewhere close, but Amir’s is slightly higher again. He has plenty to gain in improving his public image — but he also wasn’t doing it for peanuts. ITV have dug deep."
Khan has been out of the ring since May of 2016, when he moved up to a catch-weight of 155-pounds and suffered a brutal knockout at the hands of then WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Khan plans to fight again on a date in February.