Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne has turned down a lucrative offer to appear on a new reality show - I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - in Australia, according to a report in News.com.au.
While the celebrities have been reportedly offered 60,000 dollars-a-week, producers and Channel 10 were keen to bring Warne on board offering him a six-figure pay to star on the show.
The Aussie spin wizard was reportedly "tempted" by the high-paying deal but rejected the offer as he wanted to see what happens with the show's first series.
Regarded as one of the best cricketers ever, he announced his retirement in 2007 after taking 708 Test and 293 ODI wickets. The leg-spinner was part of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 1999. He also served a 1-year ban from March 2003 to 2004 after failing a dope test. He is the first bowler to take pass the 600 and 700 wicket-mark in Tests.
While his on-field achievements have made several headlines, Warne has even hogged the limelight courtesy his high-profile life off the field.
Father of three children, Warne was married to Simone Callahan but the two parted ways after allegations of an affair broke out during the 2005 England tour. While several tabloids reported a few unconfirmed affairs since his divorce, Warne officially admitted being in a relationship in 2010 when he met actress Elizabeth Hurley. This too did not work out after the two called it quits - apparently as Warne failed to agree to marriage.