Uni de­gree... no, you can earn more on

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ECO­NOMIC ex­perts have claimed that an ap­pear­ance on is MORE LU­CRA­TIVE than get­ting an Oxbridge de­gree. Anal­y­sis by Fron­tier Eco­nom­ics found an eight-week stint on the ITV2 show can pull in an av­er­age of £1.1mil­lion from spon­sor­ship and ap­pear­ance fees. It’s a lot less than the ‘ex­tra’ life­time earn­ings of £815,000 a per­son can ex­pect to get from com­plet­ing an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree from the UK’s most pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties. An­a­lyst Kris­tine Dislere said: “If you’ve got an of­fer from Oxbridge and you’re bet­ter off go­ing on

Those who stay in the villa for the full se­ries can pocket some £2.3m over the next five years, while win­ners can take home around £2.4m – in­clud­ing the £50,000 prize money.

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