The most money-making celebrity couples from reality TV
It’s a beautiful reality if you can get it – make it up by showing off your famous mug on I’m A Celebrity, and Celebrity this, that and the other.
Especially if your other half is there too.
Former The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge signed to I’m A Celeb, four years after ex-footballer Wayne Bridge. She will have done TEN reality shows and he has done four, jointly collecting £ 520,000.
Here’s how many shows other couples have done and what they’ve done. . .
ZARA MCDERMOTT AND SAM THOMPSON, £ 1.4m
ZARA: Love Island, Celebs Go Dating, Made In Chelsea, The X Factor: Celebrity.
SAT: Made In Chelsea, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, Celebrity Coach Trip, Celebrity Circle, Celebs Go Dating, Celebrity Big Brother.
The lion’s share of the pair’s £ 1.8million value comes from the Bank of Reality.
Zara, 24, was an assistant to MP Damian Hinds before doing Love Island 2018.
She was reportedly only given £ 875, getting dumped by bad boy Adam Collard. But she then did Celebs Go Dating with her boyfriend Sam in 2019.
Contestants receive up to £ 200,000 and Sam, 29, has done six shows. He will also have won £ 120,000 on Celebrity SAS and £ 80,000 for Made In Chelsea.
ROCHELLE AND MARVIN HUMES, £ 6m
MARVIN: The X Factor, Who Do You Think You Are ?, Saturdays 24/7, Chasing The Saturdays, The Saturdays: What Goes On Tour.
ROCHELLE: S Club Search, S Club Juniors: The Story, Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, Ghost Hunting With The Saturdays, Chasing The Saturdays, The Saturdays: What Goes On Tour, Les samedis: 24/7.
He presents on Capital Radio, she completes ITV’s This Morning and the two present The Hit List on BBC1 on Saturdays.
But Marvin, 36, and his wife Rochelle, 32, worth £ 9.2million, have started reality TV.
He appeared in The X Factor 2008 final with boy band JLS, which won £ 24million.
STACEY SOLOMON & JOE SWASH, £ 1.82m
STACEY: The X Factor, Celebrity Gogglebox, CelebAbility, Big Star’s Little Star, Great Celebrity Bake Off, The Crystal Maze, The Jump, I’m A Celebrity.
JOE: Celebrity Goggle-box, Dancing on Ice, CelebAbility, Celebrity Ghost Hunt, The Crystal Maze, I’m a Celebrity, Celebrity MasterChef.
SHE debuted on The X Factor, him on EastEnders and they teamed up for two seasons with Celebrity Gogglebox, jointly earning around £ 32,000 for their couch shifts.
Stacey, 32, and Joe, 39, who are now worth around £ 6.5million, are said to have each earned £ 500,000 for winning I’m A Celeb – him in 2008, she two years later.
FRANKIE AND WAYNE BRIDGE, £ 520,000
FRANKIE: New series from I’m A Celeb, Celebrity Supermarket Sweep, Celebrity MasterChef, Strictly Come Dancing, Ghost Hunting With The Saturdays, Chasing The Saturdays, The Saturdays: What Goes On Tour, The Saturdays: 24/7, S Club Search, S Club Juniors: The story.
WAYNE: I’m a celebrity, Celebrity SAS, Celeb-rity Supermarket Sweep, Chasing The Saturdays.
ONLY a small portion of their £ 20million fortune comes from reality work, but Frankie owes him a lot.
The former Saturday singer rose to prominence thanks to the pop show S Club Juniors. Since then, she has programmed TEN reality shows, including a series of docuseries The Saturdays and the upcoming edition of I’m A Celeb.
Frankie. 32, also made the final of Strictly in 2014, foxtrot his way to around £ 100,000.
Former England defender Wayne, 41, is said to have scored £ 150,000 for his stint in the jungle in 2016, and his wife Frankie is likely to match that or better.
LUCY MECKLENBURGH AND RYAN THOMAS, £ 509,000
LUCY: Towie, Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, Ladies Of London, Tumble.
RYAN: Celebrity Big Brother, Absolutely India: Mancs In Mumbai, Celeb-rity Island With Bears Grylls, Ninja Warrior UK, Britannia High.
ACTOR Ryan had money issues in 2013. But he fought back with reality gigs and worked on Corrie, which he did for six years until 2016, then a stint at Neighbors in 2018 .
Ryan, 37, met the Towie star and now fiancee Lucy, 30, in 2017 on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls – and they’re now worth £ 4.95million.
Lucy only got £ 100 a day for three Towie runs, but also has a Results Wellness Life-style fitness business. In 2018 Ryan won Celebrity Big Brother and pocketed around £ 500,000.
SPENCER MATTHEWS AND VOGUE WILLIAMS, £ 760,000
SPENCER: Made in Chelsea, The Crystal Maze, Celebrity Master-Chef, Celebrity Hunted, The Jump, I’m a Celeb-rity, The Bachelor UK, Spencer, Vogue And Baby Too.
VOGUE: Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, Dancing with the Stars, Fade Street, Star Boot Sale, Spencer, Vogue And Baby Too, The Jump.
THEY are worth over £ 48million, thanks in large part to his drinks company CleanCo. But Spencer, 35, has made a name for himself as the resident love rat of Made In Chelsea.
Wife Vogue, 36, rose to prominence on Irish show Fade Street and met him on The Jump in 2017.
They got £ 400,000 for two sets of Spencer, Vogue And Baby Too and more for his three-day stint on I’m A Celeb in 2015.
TOM AND GIOVANNA FLETCHER, £ 4.2m
To M: Strictly Come Dancing, The Only Way Is Essex, The F Word, Duet Impossible.
GIOVANNE: I am a celebrity.
McFLY frontman Tom and his online influencer Giovanna prioritize quality over quantity when it comes to reality TV.
Tom, 36, is in the latest Strictly Come Dancing round and could win £ 100,000 if he wins the Glitter Ball trophy.
Giovanna, also 36, won I’m A Celebrity last year – making the house around £ 125,000. Commentators say his success in the jungle could secure him £ 4million in gigs on TV and social media.
But it’s clear that Tom is the mainstay of the couple’s current £ 8.5million fortune.
JAMIE LAING AND SOPHIE HABBOU, £ 316K
JAMIE: Made In Chelsea, Strictly Come Dancing, The Crystal Maze, Celeb-rity Bake Off, Celebrity and Crime Fighter, Celebrity Hunted.
SOPHIE: Made in Chelsea.
THIS couple found love on Made In Chelsea in 2019 but only one makes the reality tour.
Sophie, 27, made $ 1 million from sponsored Instagram posts and swimwear brand Gi Swim.
Meanwhile, 32-year-old Jamie made the final of Strictly last year and then landed a job as a host on BBC3’s I Like The Way U Move. He earned at least £ 160,000 appearing on Made In Chelsea, while Sophie earned £ 56,000.
But most of the couple’s £ 5.1million fortune comes from their sweet Candy Kittens line.