Eamonn Holmes tops TV rich list
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 February 2012
Eamonn Holmes has topped a new TV rich list after taking home a £2.8 million pay cheque in 2011
Eamonn Holmes has topped a new TV rich list.
The 'This Morning' presenter - who co-hosts the ITV1 daytime show on Fridays alongside his wife Ruth Langsford - was named Britain's wealthiest television star in OK! magazine's official list of top earning celebrities after taking home a £2.8 million pay cheque in 2011.
Former 'The Only Way Is Essex' beauty Amy Childs and 'TV Burp' star Harry Hill - who has reportedly been offered a £4 million deal to renew his contract with ITV1 - ranked in joint second place, earning £2.75 million apiece in 2011.
Meanwhile, the Hairy Bikers - David Myers and Si King - and Top Gear's James May polled in joint fourth place with £2.5 million.
Rounding off the list of the UK's wealthiest TV stars were James' 'Top Gear' co-star Richard Hammond, 'X Factor' presenter Dermot O'Leary, cook Lorraine Pascale, football pundit Alan Hansen and axed 'Daybreak' host Adrian Chiles.
However, a number of TV stars also made it into the main celebrity rich list.
Simon Cowell topped OK! magazine's 2011 rankings after raking in a staggering £57 million throughout the year thanks to launching 'The X Factor' in the US and the continued success of the UK version of the talent show, as well as 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Elsewhere, Geordie presenting duo Ant and Dec raked in some £22 million, while celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay took home £12 million.
OK! MAGAZINE'S TV RICH LIST 2011
1. Eamonn Holmes - £2.8 million
2. = Harry Hill and Amy Childs - £2.75 million
4. = Hairy Bikers and James May - £2.5 million
6. Richard Hammond - £2.4 million
7. = Lorraine Pascale and Dermot O'Leary - £2 million
9. Alan Hansen - £1.8 million
10. Adrian Chiles - £1.6 million