The Hills stars reap the riches for reality TV life

For the latest series of the hit U.S. reality show – which follows a group of young, rich kids in Los Angeles – lead stars Audrina Patridge, Lauren Bosworth and Heidi Montag all receive the staggering sum for every show they appear in.

The amount is just $25,000 (£16,000) less than Lauren Conrad – the show’s main pull – was earning before she quit to embark on a fashion design career.

But the show’s males stars aren’t laughing quite so hard on the way to the bank – Spencer Pratt and Brody Jenner reportedly take home $65,000 and $45,000 an episode respectively.