Bradley Walsh’s earnings soared by nearly £1million last year – making him one of TV’s best paid stars.
The presenter is now on a par with other top talent including Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
New accounts show his company Wingit Productions now has cash and assets worth £12.3m, up from £11.5m in 2019.
Daytime TV rivals Holly Willoughby, and Phillip Schofield, both have companies worth around £10million and £8million respectively.
The star, 61, has hosted ITV quiz The Chase for more than a decade, as well as being Blankety Blank host.
His Breaking Dad series filmed with son Barney have also been recommissioned. The star was also in BBC’s Doctor Who.
Son Barney, 22, and wife Donna get a share of the spoils as director and secretary of the firm.
A source said: “Bradley is such a popular star on ITV, in particular, that it’s little wonder that he has the potential to earn so much money.”
Bradley has previously acted in Law and Order, as well as Corrie. He started in TV in 1988.
Walsh’s bestselling debut album Chasing Dreams in 2016 saw more cash roll in.
Bradley – who hosted quiz show The Midas Touch in the 90s – also runs a property company with wife Donna, and owns a £2.5m farmhouse in Essex.
In 2019, ITV bosses were left fuming over a raid on their big-name talent by BBC rivals, including Bradley.
It came after him and Holly Willoughby were signed up to front a BBC Christmas special.
ITV were particularly upset as it came after a failed attempt to poach former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan for a revived version of The Weakest Link and after Take Me Out’s Paddy McGuinness was successfully snapped up for Top Gear.
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