Shane Richie’s company ‘has just £4K in the bank’ as he heads to I’m A Celeb to ‘pay off debts’

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Shane Richie’s production company has just £4,000 in capital, according to reports.

Former EastEnders star Shane, 56, recently admitted he’s “literally skint” after the coronavirus pandemic caused him to cancel most his work this year.

Shane revealed he plans to use his earnings from I’m A Celebrity to pay off debts after taking loans from friends, family and the bank.

And now, it is understood to have been revealed the actor’s only company BlueBelle Skye Productions has just £4,165 in capital, according to The Sun Online.

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It has been claimed that means the company is earning just £11 a day.

OK! online has contacted Shane’s representatives for comment.

Shane, who recently revealed he was homeless as a teen, candidly opened up about his financial situation, which has been impacted by the pandemic.

Actor Shane, who is best known for playing Alfie Moon on EastEnders, said his 2020 was very different to what he had planned.


He said: “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.”

He added: “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!”

Despite his financial worries, Shane revealed he’s excited to take part in the 20th series of I’m A Celeb.

He said: “But what an honour to be asked before lockdown. I am so grateful and I am really looking forward to being around adults again instead of my wife and three children!”

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And, when asked how he would feel if the show opened more doors for him in the showbiz world, he said: “I do feel like I have come home.

“Everyone thinks of me as a BBC person but I am ITV. I was Mr Saturday night.

“Yeah I would love to do more entertainment shows again. If they said: ‘let’s give Shanie a show,’ wouldn't that be lovely?”

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