Mark Wright has been raking in a whopping £2,500 per show as he covered the Euros on Sky Sports.
The former Towie star has been presenting a daily show from 7am to 10am since Friday and co-host with sports presenter Bela Shah.
A source revealed to The Sun: "Mark is a popular face on telly so managed to negotiate an amazing deal. It is great money to talk about football, which he loves doing anyway. It's a win-win.
"The first show last Friday got double the normal viewers for the slot, so Sky Sports feels like it's money well spent."
According to insiders, his time on the show will earn him more than £50,000 by the end of it all.
The 34-year-old was previously a semi-professional football player was signed to League Two team Crawley Town in West Sussex in December.
He was released from his contract in May after only two times on the pitch.
His money-making presenting job comes after he and wife Michelle Keegan returned from their holiday in Portugal.
The former The Only Way Is Essex star had enjoyed a sun-drenched and drinks-filled holiday with his family on the Algarve recently.
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Now the hunky television presenter has returned home, he reflected on how the relaxed break has impacted his fitness regime.
Stripping off his top for a video posted to his Instagram Stories last week, Mark spoke honestly to his followers about the break.
Mark said: "I went on holiday last week, got back on Monday, weighed myself before I went.
"I've gained three kilos. That's a lot for me and that's all body fat because I didn't do any weights whilst I was there so if anything it could have been more than that because I would have lost muscle and size when I was there.
"But listen, I'm back now. It's time to get back on this train ride..."
He added: "I'm not going to lie, I fell off this [wagon] for a couple of weeks, probably due to work, launching the book and everything. Been busy."