16/02/2012 09:00 GMT

TV's Top 10 Richest Stars: Eamonn Holmes, Amy Childs, Harry Hill All Make The List (PHOTOS)

The richest stars on TV last year have been revealed, with This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, ex-TOWIE star Amy Childs and comedian Harry Hill all making the top ten.

Childs - who managed to pull in an estimated £2.75m after leaving the Essex based reality show and going on to star in Celebrity Big Brother - trades mostly on her appearance, but this is obviously what people were prepared to pay for it. Just to put it in context, this sum is more than 135 times the average starting salary of a UK registered nurse.

Childs may not have saved any lives, but she's brought us lots of entertainment - right? If talking about "vagazzles" is entertainment.

Dermot O'Leary, on the other hand, who did a grand job of reading an auto-cue and filling time when something went wrong on the live X Factor, earned £2m, the same amount as Lorraine Pascale, the model-turned-baker, known mostly for her BBC show Baking Made Easy.

Other TV personalities who took home princely sums for their on-screen duties in 2011 included Top Gear stars James May and Richard Hammond, who were rewarded nicely for driving expensive cars, and May for playing with toys in James May's Toy Stories.

The UK's wealthiest TV star earned an estimated £2.8m, according to OK! magazine's official list. Find out who it was in the slideshow below...