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The REAL reason MAFS’ Jessika Power won’t be on The Challenge

Turns out it wasn’t a ‘creative difference’.
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Right now a selection of your favourite D-list celebrities are in Argentina filming The Challenge Australia

But you know who isn’t with them? MAFS star Jessika Power who was allegedly booted off the show last minute.

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“I had my contract signed, bags packed, everything ready and received a message from my manager stating that the American executives had made a creative decision to not include me on the show despite believing I am ‘good talent’. [sic].” Jessika wrote on Instagram.

However, recently a little birdy told The Daily Mail that the reason for Jess’ exclusion from the show wasn’t due to creative decisions. 

Instead it was all about them dollary-doos.

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Jessika Power
Jess claimed she was cut due to a ‘creative decision’ (Credit: Instagram)

“Jessika was packed and ready to go but Ten called for a last-minute meeting where they told her that her pay would be halved,” the insider said.

Apparently Jess was set to receive close to $6000 a week, while her co-stars received a paltry $3000. When the show tried to cut her pay to match the others Jess wasn’t interested.

“As much as they wanted her on the show, they couldn’t afford what she was asking for anymore. It just didn’t make sense to keep her on,” the source said.

Jessika Power
She was set to make double what her co-stars were being paid (Credit: Instagram)

As much as we’d love to get paid 3K a week to hang out in an Argentinian villa will all the drama that is going on there maybe Jess was right to give it a skip.

Rumours began earlier this week that Abbie Chatfield’s (maybe ex) boyfriend Konrad Bień-Stephen had entered the show claiming to be single. He then started hooking up with his co-star Megan Marx.

“The drama is insane, Konrad is sleeping with Megan [Marx],” another source told The Daily Mail.

“On the first night of filming he hooked up with Megan. I didn’t know what was happening,” 

Abbie Chatfield’s beau Konrad Bień-Stephen is rumoured to be on the show.
Abbie Chatfield’s beau Konrad Bień-Stephen is rumoured to be on the show (Credit: Instagram)

Ten hasn’t released a full list of contestants for The Challenge but here’s who we’re pretty sure is going to be on the show:

Konrad Bień-Stephen – The Bachelor season seven

Megan Marx – The Bachelor season four and Bachelor in Paradise Australia

Jack Vidgen – Australia’s Got Talent

Brittany Hockley– The Bachelor season six

Sarah Roza – MAFS season five

Cyrell Paul – MAFS season six

Kiki Morris – The Bachelor Australia season four and Bachelor in Paradise Australia

Marley Biyendolo – Big Brother Australia season 13

David Subritzky – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia

Emily Seebomh – Australian Olympic swimmer

Suzan Mutesi – actress, model and fashion designer

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