Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Ronan Parke is set to earn twice as much as the series winner Jai McDowall according to the papers.

The News Of The World reports that the 12-year-old – who finished second in the final last weekend – is set to pocket an average of £30,000 for a 15-minute appearance – working out at around £10,000 a song.

And he is also set to be paid £100,000 for the forthcoming Britain’s Got Talent live tour, while there is further speculation he will be signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label in a £1m deal.

“He is the biggest star to emerge from BGT since SuBo,” an insider told the paper.

However it’s not all bad news for 24-year-old Jai, who is still expected to command £15,0000 per 15-minute appearance.

“This was a guy who couldn’t even make The X Factor live shows,” the source said. “So to be paid £15,000 a show is incredible. Sony hasn’t ruled out giving him some sort of record deal either.”

Boyband New Bounce, who finished third, are set to earn £10,000 per appearance while singer Michael Collings, dancer James Hobley and pianist Paul Gbegbaje could each land £5,000 per booking, and Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea is just behind on £3,000.

And even some of the final’s more offbeat acts – including comic dancer Steven Hall, impressionist Les Gibson and mad organist Jean Martyn are set to earn around £3,000 for 15 minutes work.

“Even some of the real duds will earn money for the next six months because they’ve become great novelty acts,” the source said. “There’s actually been quite a lot of interest in Jean and her organ.