Amanda Holden has eclipsed daytime TV rival, Holly Willoughby, to become the highest earning female in UK television.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge is now estimated to earn more than £5 million a year, after landing a spot on Heart Radio as their breakfast host.
As well as her radio show – which is thought to be a deal worth £1.5 million – Amanda earns a healthy £1million from not one, but two series’ of Britain’s Got Talent, as the show returns for a Champions series.
The 48-year-old also recently revealed she’s landed a Virgin EMI record deal and will be exploring a music career. Another lucrative deal which is thought to have pocketed the mum-of-two an estimated £1million.
And that’s not it! Amanda is thought to earn £500,000 as part of her collaboration with Marks and Spencer and £500,000 for her QVC interiors range.
She’s also releasing a clothing range with Fenn Wright Manson.
A source told The Sun, “Amanda’s earning potential has gone through the roof the last few years. She’s raking it in from various angles and is sitting very pretty right now.”
And, according to the insider, her earnings mean she’s overtaken Holly Willoughby as “ITV’s Golden Girl”.
“Amanda has now overtaken other female TV stars including Holly Willoughby and the likes of Claudia Winkleman,” the source confessed.
“She’s hot property and ITV’s golden girl.”
It comes after Amanda’s very public feud with Holly’s co-host Philip Schofield, after she accused him of blocking her from landing the This Morning gig while Holly was away presenting I’m A Celeb.
Rochelle Humes stepped in instead.
An insider told The Sun, “Amanda was so excited when she learnt she had secured the role.
“So she was shocked when she was taken out to lunch by ITV executives who told her that unfortunately they couldn’t follow through with the offer.
“During the lunch they let slip they thought the decision had been heavily influenced by Phil and that he had thrown a spanner in the works.”
And, despite feeling “devastated” at the news, Amanda admitted she tried to hold out an olive branch to Phil but it was ignored.
She said, “I did offer to meet him for a coffee months ago, he didn’t reply to my text. What can I say?”