Emily Atack’s mum is charging the I’m A Celebrity star for Christmas dinner — and says Harry Redknapp’s son Jamie is welcome, if he coughs up too.
Comic actress Kate Robbins said it was only fair to split the bill as families faced their most expensive festive lunch in a decade.
She also fuelled speculation over a possible romance between her daughter, who finished runner-up in the jungle, and the ex-footballer son of winner Harry.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kate said: “I’m not going to have an invoice for people when they get here.
“In a big family like mine, there’s millions of us. When it’s our time to host, we ping each other a bit of money.
“I think whoever is holding it, there are so many relatives, it’s going to be £400 or £500 for the festivities. We just do it without asking in our family.
“Lets face it, hardworking people in this country who work long hours find Christmas financially crippling. That’s the reality of it.”
She said many people couldn’t afford such a hefty bill on their own, adding: “We know what it’s like to be skint in our family. Just be honest, say ‘can you help out with that?'”
Kate said she’d be happy to invite Jamie Redknapp too for Christmas dinner but that he must also pay for his fair share of the meal.
“If he bungs me a monkey (£500), I’ll be even more pleased. Listen, I don’t know. We love you, the Redknapps, wherever you are,” she added.
Jane Felstead, mother of Made In Chelsea’s Binky, told GMB hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway that hosts of family get-togethers should pay for everything, even at Christmas.
“I think it’s a privilege. I do believe Christmas is about giving,” she said.
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