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Ant And Dec Pocketed A Whopping £7million Last Year Ahead Of Rumoured New £30m Deal With ITV

They've come a long way since 'Byker Grove'.

14/04/2016 07:25

Ant and Dec might seem like a constant presence on our TV screens but it’s paying off for the Geordie duo.

The TV favourites raked in over £7million last year from fronting some of the biggest shows on the box, according to Companies House.

The 40-year-old stars, who shot to fame as teenagers on the children’s show ‘Byker Grove’, made £7.07m from the three companies responsible for their TV business activities.

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The pair have presented ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get me Out Of Here!’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ and the Brit Awards in the last twelve months.

Ant pocketed £3million in the year to the end of June, while Dec raked in slightly more with earnings of £3.38million.

Dec also made just under £3m in investments and got a cash injection from disposing of an unknown asset for £1.76million.

This meant his shared at his company Deecourt topped a huge £12.4million, while Ant's shareholder funds at Teecourt are worth £12.3million

The duo, whose £10m a year “golden handcuffs” deal with ITV is up for renewal this year, are expected to resign with the channel in a deal rumoured to be worth £30million over three years.

Last week, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ boss Simon Cowell praised the presenting duo’s work ethic.

“They are is very loyal and the hardest working people I have ever seen,” Simon said. “Whenever a [Britain’s Got Talent] act is there, they are on the ball. That’s part of their success and their charm.”

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