Both Cheryl Cole and Danni Minogue are both after more money for their roles as celebrity judges on the popular UK talent contest, The X Factor according to recent reports.
The two singers are currently on a lower salary than both Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, and when it comes to contract negotiations in the coming weeks, both are expected to try and up their income.
The Mirror reports that Minogue and Cole earn £500,000 and £750,000 respectively, but are asking for a rise to see those figures increase to £1 million each.
An insider is not hopeful for Dannii’s pay rise though, telling the paper: “Cheryl remains the golden girl – the one they all want. That gives her huge leverage to make a lot of money from the X Factor. When it comes to the crunch, bosses will bend over backwards to ensure she signs on the dotted line.“
“She’s already on more than Dannii, so getting £1 million isn’t such a huge leap. But Dannii isn’t in such a strong position. The pay leap is too big. She’ll get a pay rise, but it still won’t be in Cheryl’s league.“
Earlier this month it was reported in the press that Louis Walsh will scoop £1.3 million for his part on the hit talent contest, which has produced such names as Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke in recent years.