Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion were 'offered $300,000 for tell-all interview ...

The most controversial couple in Australian politics could have secured a tell-all interview for double the amount they settled for.

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion last week accepted $150,000 from Channel 7 for participating in their first interview since the scandal was revealed earlier this year.

The former deputy prime minister came under fire when it was revealed he was having an affair with his former staffer - ending his 24 year marriage - who later gave birth to their son Sebastian.

The most controversial couple (Vikki Campion left and Barnaby Joyce right) in Australian politics could have secured a tell-all interview for double the amount they settled for

The most controversial couple (Vikki Campion left and Barnaby Joyce right) in Australian politics could have secured a tell-all interview for double the amount they settled for

Mr Joyce (pictured) last week accepted $150,000 from Channel 7 for participating in their first interview since the scandal was revealed earlier this year

Mr Joyce (pictured) last week accepted $150,000 from Channel 7 for participating in their first interview since the scandal was revealed earlier this year

The former deputy prime minister came under fire when it was revealed he was having an affair with his former staffer (Ms Campion pictured) who later gave birth to their son Sebastian

The Nine Network reportedly offered the new parents up to $300,000 for the highly sought after interview, Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

However, Seven's Sunday Night program had already sealed the deal for a figure half that size.

'Seven had been chipping away at this for months. It wasn't just about the money, it was about the fact Seven started negotiating first and built up trust (with Mr Joyce and Ms Campion),' an insider told the publication.  

Ms Campion's father, Peter Campion, revealed the lump sum went to a trust account for the five-week old's

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