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Davina: Kids won’t inherit TV fortune

Published 09/07/2015

Davina McCall
Davina McCall

Davina McCall might have made millions in TV, but her children won't see a penny - she wants them to stand on their own two feet.

The 47-year-old actress has helmed a number of presenting roles in the past and is currently hosting documentary Long Lost Family.

Her success saw her earn a whopping £1.25 million a year while working on Big Brother in the past, but she doesn't plan on passing all her money down to her offspring. Davina has daughters Holly, 14 and 12-year-old Tilly, as well as son Chester, eight, with former Pet Rescue presenter husband Matthew Robertson.

“I read an article recently that said girls of working mothers go off and have a great work ethic themselves," she told British newspaper The Sun.

“I look at my daughters now and have painstakingly told them they won’t be inheriting any money. Me and Matthew plan on spending every penny!"

Davina added that although she'll treat them to fun holidays throughout their lives, when the time comes, they'll have to "stand on their own two feet".

It isn't just Long Lost Family she's been busy with recently; the TV personality also shot the series Life at the Extreme. During filming, Davina travelled around the globe to witness how humans and animals cope in various hostile areas.

“I have this name for myself, Davina ‘Extreme’ McCall, but I am the most risk-averse person," she laughed.

“Production companies think, ‘Davina in tatters - amazing. Let’s get more of that’. For the pilot they had me running with cheetahs and that sounded interesting."

It was a struggle to be away from her family for so long at the beginning, but eventually Davina found herself caught up in the "amazing" experience.

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