According to the end of year tax accounts of their production company Hurley Promotions Ltd, the Geordie duo raked in more than £85,000 per week, with profits hitting the £4.4 million mark.
McPartlin – who took the majority of the 2018 off and has only recently returned to television to host Britain’s Got Talent 2019 – spent time in rehab recovering from alcohol addiction in a year that also saw him charged for drink driving.
After crashing his car under the influence of alcohol in March last year, McPartlin pulled out of the remaining episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, which was half way through the series at the time. Donnelly was left to present the show by himself.
McPartlin also took a break from his regular co-hosting spot on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, with This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby stepping in to temporarily replace him.
However, The Sun reports that McPartlin still added £3.1 million to his firm Teecourt Ltd last year. The publication also claims that Mitre Holdings, another company he co-runs with Donnelly, is now worth £2.7 million – a £400,000 increase on 2017.
On winning the award again, McPartlin said: “This is a genuine shock, especially this year. I’m shaking. We want to say thank you to everybody, I really don’t feel like I can accept it, the one reason we won this award was this guy [Donnelly], his wit his determination, I love you, pal.”