What do Noel Edmonds and Nick Knowles have in common? An agent who's laughing all the way to the bank

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If you’re unimpressed with the size of your Christmas bonus this year, you might want to look away now – one man is raking in double the pay from I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! without having to take on a single Bushtucker Trial, or even travel to Australia.

John Miles might not be one of the big names you recognise from this year’s jungle line-up, but he’s certainly doing well out of the series as he’s the agent for both Noel Edmonds and Nick Knowles, meaning he gets a cut of both of their pay cheques.

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Both stars have talked about having been offered a spot in the ITV contest for many years in a row, but didn’t say yes until this year – and unsurprisingly, Miles was the man to convince them to do it.

He told This Morning: “Noel didn’t want to do Deal or No Deal either, and that was a pretty tough one but I persisted.

“With I’m a Celebrity, I said I think it’s a great show and I’d love you to do it and each year he said no. This time I convinced him to give it a go.”

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As presenter Phillip Schofield pointed out that he was also Knowles’ agent, Miles laughed: “It’s a great year for me.”

However, he did think that there was one aspect of the show that Edmonds would struggle with, saying: “He likes to be the one that gives the surprises.”

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Edmonds’ former Swap Shop co-star Maggie Philbin also gave her views on This Morning saying: “He loves surprising people, but the other way round, no. He will have thought about that carefully.”

Schofield, Philbin and presenter Rochelle Humes were in for a surprise of their own, as Edmonds’ old pal Mr Blobby turned up in the studio at the end of the interview, rolled around the floor for a bit, and smashed an ornamental glass pineapple.

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