Well look, at least it's not those Big Bang Theory kids.

According to reports emerging from Los Angeles (via the Daily Express), the top five cast members of Game of Thrones could earn up to £2million per episode for season seven and eight, surpassing the record-breaking salaries earned by the stars of The Big Bang Theory and Friends.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) join US co-star Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Danish co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) in having signed new contracts for the show.

It was claimed last November that the big five would be earning £890,000 per episode, but now thanks to extra cash from bonus clauses, the stars will earn a percentage of the syndication payments that come from the show being broadcast in 170 countries, while the actors are also set to earn money from re-runs.

Considering this show will probably be repeated on television until the end of time, safe to say, Emilia, Kit and the gang needn't worry about where the next hot meal is coming from ever again.

Media analyst Mike Raia told the Daily Express: "Cable network HBO is breaking the bank to ensure its most successful scripted programme ever goes out with the kind of flourish fans all over the world have come to expect."

Game Of Thrones returns to our screens on Sky Atlantic with season seven on July 17.