How much are Emmerdale stars paid? [ITV/ Emmerdale ]
Emmerdale, Eastenders and Coronation Street are all very successful soaps, with millions tuning in to catch up on the latest drama.
And Emmerdale fans were stunned last week as both Emma Barton, played by Gillian Kearney, and Finn Barton, played by Joe Gill, were killed off.
Here’s what you need to know about how much Emmerdale stars get paid…
Danny Dyer is rumoured to be one of the highest paid EastEnders actors [Wenn]
Danny Dyer, who plays Queen Vic pub landlord Mick Carter, is reportedly one of EastEnders highest paid actors, and according to the Mirror he is said to bring in around £400,000 a year for his role, making him one of the highest paid actors on the BBC soap.
Among the younger actors on Coronation Street, one of the highest paid is thought to be Jack P Shepherd – Coronation Street’s David Platt.
The 28-year-old actor signed a very lucrative new deal last September, making him one of the highest paid young stars on ITV’s Corrie.
While the exact amounts are unknown on Emmerdale, according to the Radio Times the pay structure is similar across the three – actors get a fee per episode, which can range from £400 to £2,000, with a guaranteed number of episodes, from 30 to 100.
Finn Barton confronts mum Emma over the note his dad James wrote [ITV]
In 2015 Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe, claimed a spate of deaths on the ITV soap were down to pay cuts, according to The Mirror.
“I don’t watch but can you tell me why everyone is dying,” asked one fan on Twitter.
“Pay cuts,” the actor wrote back – but it’s not clear if he was joking or not.
Matthew Wolfenden made a comment on Twitter [Getty ]
Adam Thomas reportedly spoke about his wages earlier this year.
According to The Sun, in a message posted on Adam Thomas’s private profile, he replied to a friend’s message comparing his wage to working in a supermarket.
A friend said: “Sounds like you work at Tesco, not Emmerdale.”
Adam reportedly replied: “Haha wages are probably not far off to be honest.”
Watch Emmerdale, weeknights, ITV, 7pm.