Have you ever wondered how the salaries of our favourite TV presenters stack up? We reveal how much the top 10 stars of the small screen really get paid…
1. Ant and Dec
Everyone’s favourite Geordie presenting duo recently signed a new three year deal with ITV worth a reported £30 million, marking a 20% pay rise for the pair, whose presenting duties include I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway. They began their careers on Byker Grove back in 1989, but their careers have only gone up from there.
And it’s recently been revealed by Companies House that the loveable pair have made a whopping £79,000 per day between them in the last 12 months from June 2017!
The eye-watering figure means that Ant & Dec have earned a shared total of £29.5 million within the last year. Not too shabby, eh?
2. Dermot O’Leary
Dermot is reportedly on an £8 million four year contract to present The X Factor, making him the UK’s top earning solo presenter. He also presents a radio show on BBC Radio 2, with his annual earnings estimated at £3 million.
3. Gary Lineker
The former footballer is thought to make £3 million a year, thanks to his £2 million contract with Match of the Day and his work for the NBC Sports Network. He’s also been working with Walkers for more than 20 years.
4. Clare Balding
The UK’s most prolific sports presenter, Clare has presented Channel 5’s coverage of Wimbledon since 1995, and the BBC’s Olympics coverage since 2000. She also covers events as diverse as Crufts and Trooping the Colour, and even hosts her own chat show, The Clare Balding Show. She reportedly earns £2.6 million.
5. Graham Norton
The cheeky chappy from Ireland has presented The Graham Norton Show on BBC One since 2010. He also hosts the Eurovision Song Contest and presents a weekly BBC Radio 2 show. His annual earnings are estimated at £2.2 million.
6. Chris Evans
He may have stepped down from Top Gear thanks to poor responses from the show’s viewers, but we imagine that a £2 million pay packet may go a little way toward patching up Chris’ wounded pride.
7. Phillip Schofield
Phillip, who reportedly earns £1 million, has presented This Morning since 2002. ITV’s best loved silver fox also fronts All Star Mr & Mrs and You’re Back In The Room.
8. Holly Willoughby
Phillip’s This Morning co-host, who also presents Surprise, Surprise and Play to the Whistle, is also thought to make £1 million a year. It is said that through her hosting duties and her sponsorship deals and partnerships, which include a home furnishings line, she is worth a cool £10 million pound.
9. Nick Grimshaw
Having been replaced by Louis Walsh on The X Factor judging panel, Nick’s reported £600,000 income is now largely derived from his radio work. He has presented The Radio 1 Breakfast Show since 2012.
10. Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly
Britain’s only female presenting duo reportedly net £575,000 each for their work on Strictly Come Dancing.