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Billie Faiers wants TOWIE pay rise for daughter Nelly

Billie Faiers has a bank account to deposit her daughter Nellie's earnings when she appears on an episode of The Only Way Is Essex.

Billie Faiers is planning to ask The Only Way Is Essex producers for a pay rise for her 22-month-old daughter.

Nelly Shepherd, Billie's first child with fiance Greg, has been making regular appearances on the ITVBe reality show since her birth in July 2014.

She has built up some savings through her earnings on the show, and Billie has been saving it for her for when she's older.

"She does get paid!" Billie told Heat magazine. "She's got her own bank account, so every time she films she gets some money put into it, which means she'll have savings when she's older.

'I told producers, "She definitely deserves it, she's a cast member!"'

However, Nelly doesn't get paid as much as the adult cast of the programme, which Billie thinks is unfair. And she is now planning to approach show bosses about getting more money for the tot.

"No (she doesn't get the same as fellow cast members)! Which is actually a bit unfair," Billie added. "When she's on TOWIE my Twitter goes mad, more than anyone else on the show, I need to have a word with them about that."

While the wages of TOWIE cast members have always been shrouded in secrecy, they were originally thought to be paid £80 a day for filming. As the show increased in popularity, this payment apparently rose to £100 daily.

It's unknown how much Nelly gets for her appearances.

Billie has never hidden her daughter from the public eye, and is now hoping to add another baby to her family in the near future.

"Ideally I'd like to be pregnant this year, as Greg and I would like to have another baby before we get married in 2018," she said. "That’s why we're taking our time with the wedding planning."

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