Ant and Dec are the undisputed kings of British television. The duo have racked up countless awards, and continue to dominate Saturday night TV, with shows including I'm A Celebrity, Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway. And it seems that all their hard work is really paying off. New documents shows that the pair raked in a massive £29.5million between them in the last year – which works out as an average of £79,000 a day, or just over 91p a second.
Ant and Dec raked in a massive £29.5million between them in the last year
Ant and Dec, both 41, first met as teenagers on the BBC children's drama Byker Grove, and have since forged a strong friendship and partnership that means they are rarely apart on screen. The earnings have come from the pair's companies; both Ant and Dec earn Hurley Promotions, which earned £3.41million, and Mitre Television, which produces Saturday Night Takeaway and earned just under £2million. Ant also owns Teecourt, which made him £11.99million in salary and image rights, while Dec owns Deecourt, which earned him £12.09million, also in salary and image rights.
Their good fortune looks set to continue. The duo are bringing back their hit Saturday morning TV show, SM:TV Live, next year to celebrates its 20 year anniversary. And last year they signed a golden handcuffs deal with ITV worth £30million, which will extend their relationship with the channel to 2019.
An insider told the Sun: "Ant and Dec are two of the hardest-working and well-liked people in the industry but these figures are unbelievable. It's a testament to their character that you never see them flouting their cash or acting flash despite being the best paid stars in British telly."