Ant and Dec continue to laugh all the way to the bank with £7m for presenting ITV's popular shows


Popular presenters Ant and Dec

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, better known as TV's Ant and Dec, took home nearly £7 million thanks to the success of shows including Saturday Night Takeaway, I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! and Britain's Got Talent.

The popular series, watched by millions, are part of the Geordie duo's 'golden handcuffs' deal with ITV, which is up for renewal soon.

According to filings at Companies House, Dec made £3.38 million in the year to the end of June, and Ant made £3.3 million.

Popular presenters Ant and Dec (ITV)

The much-loved presenters have proved their worth to ITV time and time again.

They will host The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration at Windsor Castle, which is to be broadcast live on ITV.

In addition, they're at the helm once again for Britain's Got Talent.

Ant and Dec at  Britain's Got Talent 2016
Ant and Dec at Britain's Got Talent 2016 (Ian West/PA)

The Simon Cowell talent extravaganza was Saturday's most watched programme with an average of nine million viewers and a 41% share of the total viewing audience available.

It squashed the finale of BBC One's The Voice, which was won by Kevin Simm, to a mere 4.5 million.

The audience peak for Britain's Got Talent was 10.4 million, making it ITV's highest rating programme of the year so far.

Ant and Dec continue to win awards
Ant and Dec continue to win awards (Ian West/PA)

Ant and Dec kicked off 2016 with a key accolade in January. For the 15th year in a row, they won the National Television Award for most popular entertainment presenters.

In addition, they have also kept a tight hold of their crown at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards as they took home the prize for best entertainment performance.

The pair were rewarded for I'm A Celebrity, Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway, 21 years after they were first recognised at the awards.