Who is the highest-paid TV host in the world?

The highest-paid TV hosts in the world have been revealed, with the stars of the small screen pocketing hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

The Forbes list is made-up entirely of US daytime presenters, whose sky-high ratings mean their salaries outstrip those of their prime-time counterparts.

We take a look at the top five highest-paid hosts and how they earn their millions.

Who are the highest paid TV hosts in the UK?

The salaries of Britain’s top-earning presenters fail to even come close to those across the Atlantic.

Ant and Dec reportedly made £29.5m in the year leading up to June 2017, while the X-Factor’s Dermot O’Leary is said to have annual earnings of £3m.

The BBC published the salaries of its highest paid stars in 2017.

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Image: Ant and Dec were said to have earned nearly £30m in the year leading up to June 2017

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was revealed to be paid between £1,750,000 and £1,799,999 a year.

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Graham Norton was paid a salary of between £850,000 to £899,999 in 2017, but this did not include the pay for his Friday night chat show.

The BBC’s top-earner overall was the radio host Chris Evans, who was paid more than £2m a year.

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