With the X-Factor, I’m a Celebrity and other reality shows in full force we decided that it was time to have a look back at the successes of these TV shows, and there’s been a few.
Susan Boyle, Myleene Klass and Cheryl Cole are just a few of the reality show contestants who now have successful careers and earn more money than the average Joe. We’ve put together the top 20 and listed below some of the earnings…. now where did we put that X-Factor application form….
Myleene Klass - £7.5 million. Winning Popstars in 2001 with the manufactured band Hear’Say was Myleene’s first stab at fame and fortune- but it didn’t last. Her career as a classical musician and a TV and radio presenter staggered along until she appeared in I’m A Celebrity- Get Me out of Here in 2006- when her bikini showers wowed the nation. She has gone on to major success as a presenter on the One Show, Last Choir Standing, and Ten Years Younger, as well as hosting two radio shows. But her highest profile has been her M&S ad campaign, and although the credit crunch has seen her contract slashed from £1 million a year to £750,000, it’s still a nice little earner. Add on her Pantene ads, and her contract with Mothercare for her own baby clothes range.
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