Caitlyn Jenner lands the 'biggest paycheck' for a solo reality series

2015-06-12 14:30

Los Angeles - Caitlyn Jenner received $5m for her new documentary series I Am Cait.

The 65-year-old Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before her gender transition - has reportedly landed the 'biggest paycheque ever" for a solo reality series on E! and the deal is worth much more than the network initially wanted to pay.

E! - who also broadcast Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs - initially offered $2m but were forced to up their offer as they feared losing the rights to the eight-part I Am Cait series to another network.

A source told ''It's the biggest paycheque ever given by E! for a solo reality show, and Caitlyn's agent was relentless in getting her the huge payday.

"At one point, talks between the network and E! had broken down, because nobody wanted to pay her more than $2m. Caitlyn's agent then began informal talks with other networks, and E! quickly came back to the table, ready to pay $5m."

A spokesperson for E! refused to confirm or deny the figures.

The representative told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "We do not comment on financial matters. Caitlyn will share her story when I Am Cait premieres on 26 July.

While Caitlyn will receive a huge sum for the show, it is dwarfed by the $100m agreed by her ex-wife Kris Jenner in a recent contract negotiations with E!.

The showbiz matriarch - who also manages her children's careers - agreed the four-year deal for new series of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs.

The money will be split between her, daughters Kim Kardashian West, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner, as well as Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick.

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