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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I assume he was paid less once it went daytime (IIRC he did both a primetime run and a daytime series). £2000 for a 100 episode run would be £200k, perhaps for 25 days work at 4 episodes a day. I suspect Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman get less, and Bradley Walsh and possibly Ben Shepherd get more.

We know in 2008/9 Carol Vorderman was on around £1m for Countdown, and then the budget was slashed to £100k when Rachel Riley came in, and that's for around 240 episodes a year.


According to Vorderman herself, it was £900,000 a year, with a 90% pay cut offered to £90,000 a year as part of the negotiations.

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EDIT: In another interview, she says that she was paid three times as much as Richard Whiteley.

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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
DE88 posted:
It *must* have happened that Nicky, Bradders, John and/or Paul landed on Bankrupt, right? (Or, indeed, Lose A Turn or Free Spin.)


In an update to this (aka an episode I've just seen go out on Challenge), Bradders did the final spin and it looked like it was going to land on a Bankrupt. A "helping hand" was duly applied to push it on slightly in this case to the 400.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)

EDIT: In another interview, she says that she was paid three times as much as Richard Whiteley.
I wonder if that's partly because she was originally just doing numbers, and only started doing the letter tiles later. Did she inherit the letters girl's wages (basically doubling her pay) when she started doing both jobs?

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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
One of the most interesting things about shows such as Price is Right you can see how much things have changed electronics and price wise, its like a little time capsule. The other day a 1996 episode had a tag price for a complete computer system, CRT monitor, printer, in white (as was the trend at the time) with an asking price of over £1200 and the major selling point was it had a CD unit, although the CD thing has sort of gone full circle Smile

I dare say Supermarket Sweep is similar, offering prices at typical 90s prices, most of which have been eclipsed when you go into Lidl today and see how cheap they can knock it all out for.
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