From Bradley Walsh to Ben Shephard – the TV question masters worth millions

Football legend Gary Lineker is set to host a new quiz show on ITV tonight called Sitting on a Fortune. It will see contestants vie to win up to £100,000.

But the ex-England striker and Match of the Day presenter is himself already loaded – along with many other stars who front similar shows. Here JAMES MOORE crunches the numbers…

With the likes of Bradley Walsh, Ben Shephard, Ian Wright any many of the most famous quiz show presenters having stints outside of their gameshow, it's no surprise there is a strong rich list within the industry, but who tops it?

Gary Lineker

Reckoned to be worth £30million, he’s the BBC’s best paid star at £1.36million a year. The 60-year-old also has a £1.2million deal with Walkers crisps and lives in a £4million London home.

His cars include an £50,000 Jaguar F-Type and he loves expensive watches and fine wines.

Bradley Walsh

The cheeky host of ITV’s The Chase and the BBC’s Blankety Blank has an estimated £20million fortune.

He lives in a £2.5million five-bedroom Essex mansion with wife Donna, boasting a sauna, gym and pool. The 61-year-old also drives a Bond style custom-built Aston Martin Vantare.

Jeremy Clarkson

Motormouth presenter of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? he’s worth an estimated £48million and owns the £4.25million, Diddly Squat estate in Oxfordshire, featured on Clarkson’s Farm.

Now 61, he bought a Lamborghini tractor to go with his beloved Range Rover and is building a six-bedroom mansion there.

Ian Wright

The former Arsenal ace and Match of the Day pundit, is presenting new quiz show Moneyball on ITV, with prizes up to £250,000.

The 57-year-old picked up £400,000 for his stint on I’m A Celeb and is reported to be worth £15million.

Richard Osman

The lofty Pointless and House of Games presenter landed a seven-figure book deal, with debut novel The Thursday Murder Club selling 45,000 copies in three days.

The 50-year-old is worth an estimated £1.3million


Alexander Armstrong

Fellow Pointless presenter and comic, worth £3.6million, has bagged roles on shows like Peppa Pig and had hit albums as a singer. The Dad-of-four shares a £5million Oxfordshire home with wife Hannah, featuring a wine room and its own recording studio.

Gino D’Acampo

The Italian born chef hosts ITV’s Family Fortunes and is worth an estimated £8million.

Now 45, he’s starred on I’m A Celeb, Gino’s Win Your Wish List and opened his own restaurants. The dad-of-three lives with wife Jessica in a £1.25million Hertfordshire home.

Ben Shephard

The 46-year-old GMB star has presented ITV’s Tipping Point since 2012 and now has an estimated worth of £3.4million. The father-of-two lives in a luxury London home with wife Annie.

Paddy McGuinness

At the helm of the BBC’s A Question of Sport, the 48-year-old has also starred in Top Gear with a net worth of over £7million. He drives a £115,000 Porsche and lives in a £2.1million, seven-bedroom Cheshire home with wife Christine and three children.

Michael McIntyre

The top telly comic and presenter of The Wheel has notched up an estimated net worth of a whopping £58million. A dad of two, married to Kitty, the 45-year-old owns a £10million eight-bedroom London home with cinema and spa.

Alex Scott

Set to host new BBC quiz show The Tournament, the ex-England footballer is worth up to an estimated £2million. Having also starred on shows like Strictly, the 37-year-old owns a £1.5million London home.

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