Des O’Connor dead: Staggering net worth thanks to TV legend’s successful career

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

Des O’Connor has passed away aged 88 after being recently hospitalised following a fall at his Buckinghamshire home. The news was announced on Sunday morning in a statement from his agent.

The English comedian and actor had a long career behind him, having presented popular game show Countdown as well as embarking on a singing career.

At the time of writing, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, it is reported that Des’ net worth totalled around $10 million (£7,578,628.000).

Looking back at his widely varying career, it is no surprise he had such success.

Des achieved four top 10 singles, including the number one “I pretend” and has sold over 10 million records.

During his years singing, he recorded 36 albums.

He was also no stranger to the stage, having performed at venues around the world including London, Las Vegas, Sydney and Toronto.

Television was also a highlight of Des’ career.

He became a star of the screen almost every year from 1863 until the 2000s.

DON’T MISS
Katie Taylor net worth: How much has the Irish boxing champion made? [DATA]
Kell Brook net worth: How much is the boxing star worth? [INSIGHT]
Novak Djokovic net worth: Tennis world No 1 has made a fortune [UPDATE]

The star began his television career by hosting The Des O’Connor Show, a British variety show which ran for eight series of ITV.

He later hosted Des O’Connor Entertains, which featured singing dancing and comedy.

Des O’Connor Tonight soon followed, running for seven series on BBC Two, and then a further seventeen series once it switched to ITV.

In 2002, Des landed an afternoon slot alongside Melanie Sykes, for their show Today with Des and Mel.

He was also a huge game show host, taking over from Des Lynham as the host of Countdown with Carol Vorderman, and Take Your pick – where he met his fourth wife Jodie Wilson.

Des also hosted the compèred the Royal Variety Performance in both 1995 and 1997, and had his own one-off show in 2021 The One and Only Des O’Connor to celebrate his 80th birthday.

The multi-talented performer sadly leaves behind his wife Jodie, their son Adam and four daughters, Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.

In a statement, his agent said: “Des, who was 88, was so well-loved by absolutely everyone.

“He was a joy to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional.

“He loved life and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him. He is survived by his wife Jodie, their son Adam and his four daughters, Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.

“Jodie’s world is shattered, she and Adam and Des’s daughters are hurting more than you could possibly imagine,” they added.

In a statement, his agent said: “Des, who was 88, was so well-loved by absolutely everyone.

“He was a joy to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional.

“He loved life and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him. He is survived by his wife Jodie, their son Adam and his four daughters, Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.

“Jodie’s world is shattered, she and Adam and Des’s daughters are hurting more than you could possibly imagine,” they added.

Source: Read Full Article