Ant and Dec – full names Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – are without doubt one of the most popular TV double acts of our time, reigning over our screens for over 25 years so it’s no surprise they have staggering net worths.
They present shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, however it hasn’t been an easy time for Ant McPartlin, who announced he and wife Lisa Armstrong are divorcing after 24 years together.
It’s rumoured the pair could be set for a pricey divorce settlement, with Lisa reportedly entitled to half of Ant’s fortune.
In fact, it’s been reported it could be even more than that, and Lisa Armstrong “may end up with five times the touted £31 million settlement”.
The stars host I’m A Celeb every year, and the amount they earn a day is very impressive.
The hugely successful pair reportedly have a massive £62 million net worth each, collectively earning £79,000 a day in 2017 according to The Sun.
Ant and Dec accept the award for best presenters at the NTAs as Ant breaks down in tears after an “emotional year”
In 2015 the Mirror reported the pair earned a massive £23,000 a day in 2014, but their careers have clearly really taken off in recent months.
Here’s how they’ve built up their net worth…
How did Ant and Dec meet?
Ant, who is divorcing to Strictly Come Dancing make up artist Lisa Armstrong, and Dec, who has been joined in Australia this year by wife Ali Astall, first met on the set of children’s TV show Byker Grove in 1990.
The pair made £100 a day playing PJ and Duncan in the popular kids’ TV show.
PJ and Duncan’s pop career
They launched their singing career in 1994, as PJ and Duncan – named after their Byker Grove characters.
They released singles including the classic, Let’s Get Ready To Rumble, before deciding to turn their hands to presenting in 1997.
They’ve formed one of the most successful partnerships in TV.
They won a BAFTA for early programme, The Ant And Dec Show, before going on to present children’s TV show SMTV Live with Cat Deely as well as CD:UK.
They also sold the rights for Saturday Night Takeaway.
They have also presented primetime shows such as Pop Idol, Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain’s Got Talent, Text Santa and in 2007 they signed a deal with ITV rumoured to be worth around £40million, keeping them on the channel until at least 2019.
They have both built up a property portfolio, raking in a reported £10million combined.
They own their own production company, Mitre television, co-producing Saturday Night Takeaway, and owning the back catalogue of Byker Grove and SM:TV.