16 January 2012 - 7:15am | posted by | 0 comments

Craig Ferguson tipped for ‘double the money’ deal as US TV chat show host

Craig Ferguson tipped for ‘double the money’ deal as US TV chat show hostCraig Ferguson tipped for ‘double the money’ deal as US TV chat show

Scots-born chat show host, Craig Ferguson, is being tipped to become one of the highest-paid men on US television.

The Scottish Daily Mail reports that Ferguson, who already earns more than £8million a year, could be involved in a ‘double the money’ multi-million pound deal.

Forty-nine-year -old Ferguson, from Cumbernauld, is in talks to sign a new two-year deal with major network CBS for whom he has hosted The Late Late Show since 2005.

The Scottish Daily Mail quotes the New York Times as saying: “The issue surrounding Mr Ferguson is whether he will come to terms to continue in the 12.35am time slot.

“He does have a clause in his contract that would guarantee him the 11.35pm show if Mr [David] Letterman chose to step down.”

The Scottish Daily Mail adds that the network may have to almost double his present salary to retain Ferguson, who has forged a successful career as actor, producer, writer and film star.”

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