Read in Full: BBC’s 2020 Stars’ Pay Revealed

The BBC’s annual report 2019/2020 has been released, in which all pay over £150,000 is listed. The great news for those wanting the BBC to tighten its pay belt is that Gary Lineker has taken a 25% pay cut – after raking in £1.75 million this year – and formally agreed to “tweet more carefully”. Readers can ogle at the pay of favourite BBC politics hack below:

Today

  • Nick Robinson – £299,999
  • Mishal Husain – £269,999
  • Martha Kearney – £259,999
  • Justin Webb – £254,999

World at One

  • Sarah Montague – £254,999

PM

  • Evan Davis – £279,999

BBC News at Six and Ten

  • Huw Edwards – £469,000
  • George Alagiah – £329,999
  • Sophie Raworth – £279,999

Question Time

  • Fiona Bruce – £454,999

Andrew Marr Show

  • Andrew Marr – £364,999

Andrew Neil Show

  • Andrew Neil – £174,999

Newsnight

  • Emily Maitlis – £374,999
  • Kirsty Wark – £219,999

Victoria Derbyshire

  • Victoria Derbyshire – £219,999

BBC News

  • Clive Myrie – £219,999
  • Reeta Chakrabarti – £184,999
  • Ben Brown – £169,999
  • Carrie Gracie – £159,999

On-Air editors and correspondents

  • Laura Kuenssberg – £294,999
  • Jon Sopel – £239,999
  • Jeremy Bowen – £224,999
  • Katya Adler – £214,999
  • John Pienaar – £169,999
  • Faisal Islam – £159,999

Non-politics or news:

  • Gary Lineker – £1.75 million
  • Zoe Ball – £1.35 million
  • Graham Norton – £729,999
  • Claudia Winkleman – £729,999
  • Steve Wright – £479,999
  • Vanessa Feltz – £409,999
  • Clare Balding – £159,000
  • Mary Berry – £219,000

The Taxpayers’ Alliance’s John O’Connell says “It’s high time we axed the TV tax, introduced a subscription service and stopped taxpayers’ money going to these media millionaires.” Exactly.

Rebecca Ryan, Defund the BBC‘s Campaign Director, similarly says “Whilst the BBC rinses cash-strapped Brits, the rich are getting richer. The BBC extracted much of this money from licence fee payers, under threat of harassment and prosecution. It is unacceptable that the Corporation see fit to pay such huge salaries. In the current climate, with so many people furloughed or facing redundancy or their businesses closing, it is a kick in the teeth to see the BBC being shown such largesse.”

The BBC’s annual report is available in full  here.

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