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Eamonn Holmes, Harry Hill, Amy Childs, James May top TV rich list

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Eamonn Holmes has topped a new TV rich list after reportedly earning nearly £3 million last year.

Compiled by OK magazine, Holmes's £2.8 million for his contracts with Sky News for Sunrise and ITV for This Morning made him 2011's highest-paid television star.

Eamonn Holmes

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TV Burp's Harry Hill and reality star Amy Childs came joint second with £2.75 million, while Top Gear's James May ties with BBC Two's Hairy Bikers in fourth place.

Amy Childs models the Sport Relief T-shirt
Simon King and Dave Myers aka 'Hairy Bikers'

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Richard Hammond, May's fellow Top Gear presenter, sits sixth with an alleged £2.4 million annual pay package, while X Factor host Dermot O'Leary and Baking Made Easy's Lorraine Pascale are joint seventh with £2 million each.

Match of the Day's Alan Hansen (£1.8m) and ITV's Adrian Chiles (£1.6m) round off the list in ninth and tenth respectively.

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