Reality TV is one of the biggest genres of TV in this generation. Whether you like keeping up with the fancy lifestyles of the Made in Chelsea Stars or seeing love blossoming on Love Island, everyone has that one reality show that’s their guilty pleasure. No matter which show is your go-to binge, there is one element which remains constant throughout… reality TV couples. Whether the couples are from the same show, or they form some sort of crossover between two rival shows, you’ve got to admit that you love getting your fix of what’s going down in the love-lives of your fave reality TV couples. With that in mind, here are the richest UK reality TV couples ranked. Be warned, there are a few surprises.
10. Michael Underwood and Angellica Bell – £1.1 million
Ex Jungle Run presenter (remember that iconic show?), Underwood married his fellow CBBC presenter Angellica Bell in 2010. The pair now have two children together, and have an amassed net worth of £1.1 million, which is not surprising when you have a look at their TV accolades! Bell competed in Master Chef in 2017 and went on to win the whole series, having made a name for herself in children’s TV like her husband.
9. Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams – £2.16 million
One of reality TV’s most notorious playboys, Spencer Matthews has settled down with Irish model, Vogue Williams. Gone are Matthews’ days of breaking hearts in front of the nation, now that he is devoted to Vogue and their children. In 2019, the pair starred in their own E4 show, Spencer, Vogue and Baby Too, showing how they took on the trials and tribulations of parenthood. Matthews and Williams married in 2018, and have a net worth of £2.16 million.
8. Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash – £2.5 million
Stacey Solomon captured the hearts of the nation back in 2009 when she auditioned for X Factor. While she may not have won the talent competition, she certainly won a dream life, having become a regular on Loose Women and marrying TV personality Joe Swash! Former EastEnders star Swash is not only known for his role of Mickey Miller in the soap but also his reality TV work, such as Hole in the Wall. The couple began dating in 2016, and now have a net worth of £2.5 million, and also share a son together, as well as their three children from previous relationships.
7. Rochelle and Marvin Humes – £3.2 million
Rochelle, a former member of The Saturdays, and Marvin, from JLS both progressed from their singing careers into the TV industry, presenting BBC’s The Hit List together. Marvin, who originally found fame on X Factor in 2008, married Rochelle in 2012, and they now have three children together. Rochelle sometimes presents This Morning, stepping in for Holly Willoughby in 2019. Together, the couple has a net worth of £3.2 million.
6. Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker – £3.8 million
Huq co-hosted Blue Peter from 1997 until 2008, making her the longest-serving female presenter of the iconic children’s show! Her husband Charlie Brooker is the creator of Black Mirror, the futuristic, but scarily contemporary anthology series. Between them, Huq and Brooker have a net worth of £3.8 million, which is not surprising, given the success of Black Mirror. The pair married in Las Vegas in 2010 after dating for nine months and now have two sons together.
5. Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford – £6.1 million
Ahh – another This Morning dynamic duo! Holmes and Langsford co-host the daytime show together during school holidays and have a net worth of £6.1 million as a result of their long-lasting careers. Both household names, they have been together since 1997, but only married in 2010. Holmes is known for his sometimes-controversial opinions, such as fuelling COVID-19 conspiracies, while Langsford attempts to facilitate these for the benefit of their guest.
4. Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan – £7.3 million
Making the list is yet another TOWIE star and his Our Girl actress wife. The 33-year-old husband and wife have a net worth of £7.3 million, amassed from their various projects and businesses. Wright was an original cast member of The Only Way is Essex, way back in 2010, leaving in 2011. He and Keegan began dating in 2012, were wed in 2015, and seem to have been living happily ever after since then!
3. Holly Willoughby and Dan Baldwin – £9.9 million
Coming in 3rd is one half of the UK’s favourite daytime duo – Holly Willoughby! While it’s strange to see a picture of her without Phillip Schofield, we just have to accept that Holly has a life outside of the This Morning set. According to Hello! Magazine, Baldwin also works in the reality TV industry as a producer, and is the managing director of Hungry Bear Media.
2. Rio and Kate Ferdinand – £57 million
The former TOWIE star turned author, and her footballer husband met in Dubai in 2016., and have an estimated net worth of £57 million. Earlier this year the couple released the documentary, ‘Becoming a Stepfamily’, with BBC, about how they managed to integrate Kate into Rio’s family, following the death of Ferdinand’s late wife, Rebecca, in 2015. Rio, who used to play for England, now works with BT on their coverage of various football leagues, including the Premier League.
1. Martin Lewis and Lara Lewington – £128 million
Topping our list with a jaw-dropping net worth of £128 million, is MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, and his wife, Lara Lewington, a technology journalist. Lewington is known for her work on Click, with the BBC, which she has been reporting on since 2011. Lewis also dabbles in TV, having co-presented The Martin Lewis Money Show since 2012.
So there we have it; the richest reality TV couples in the UK, some familiar and expected faces, mixed in with a few who you’d perhaps forgotten over the years since you first watched them a few years ago.