Hamish Blake is getting a pretty sweet pay cheque for his LEGO Masters hosting gig!
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In a new report from New Idea, sources say Channel Nine is throwing money at the father of two (he and wife Zoë Foster Blake share son, Buddy, 5, and daughter, Rudy, 2) to keep him in their family, with million-dollar contracts every year.
Insiders revealed to New Idea just how much the comedic 38-year-old is earning thanks to his huge ratings. “He is Nine’s anointed son. From the execs to the publicists to the marketing department, he is universally loved,” the source says.
“He [and Andy Lee] deliver hit shows with huge ratings – and to be fair, he is one of the nicest guys in the industry.”
According to insiders, Nine is worried Gold Logie-winner Hamish will defect to a rival channel and fear he could be poached thanks to his universal popularity.
“He can do no wrong and in return gets an extraordinary ongoing multimillion-dollar contract to keep him away from rival networks,” the source adds.
“He is on a two-million, three-year deal, which gets renewed every 18 months.”
Not so shabby!