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The BBC’s biggest stars’ salaries have been revealed for the first time in the corporation’s annual report.
Altogether, the earnings of the 96 stars who earn more than £150,000 a year total almost £30m.
The broadcaster’s big hitters such as Graham Norton, Chris Evans, Sue Baker and Andrew Marr all made the list.
Here’s a breakdown of the salaries of the biggest names of the journalists and presenters whose pay packets were published today.
What the men are paid
The former Top Gear presenter topped the list, being paid between £2.2 million and £2.249,999 during 2016 and this year.
The Match of the Day presenter earned between £1.75 million and £1,799,999, making him the second highest paid star at the corporation.
Ahead of the release, Lineker joked: “where did I put my tin helmet.”
Host of BBC One’s Graham Norton show came third, earning £850,000 to £899,999.
The BBC Radio 2 presenter earned between £700,000 and £749,999.
Humphrys is on £600,000 to £649,999. The senior journalist came under fire for “grilling” Tennis star Johanna Konta on the Today Programme this week.
Welsh BBC News anchor Edwards earned £550,000 to £599,999.
BBC Radio 2’s Wright earned £500,000 to £549,999.
Alan Shearer, Nicky Campbell, Stephen Nolan
Match of the day pundit Shearer, Radio 5 Live’s Campbell and Nolan all took home £400,000 to £449,999.
Scottish broadcaster Mair was on between £300,000 and £349,999.
Presenter and commentator McEnroe was paid £150,000 to £199,999.
…and what the women are paid
The Strictly Come Dancing presenter is the highest paid female. She was paid £450,000 to £499,999.
Six men at the corporation received pay above her.
The Question of Sport host Barker earned between £300,000 and £349,999.
The BBC political editor took home from £200,000 to £249,999,
Derbyshire, who hosts her own morning show, took home the same as Kuenssberg – £200,000 to £249,999.
£200,000 to £249,999.
The Bake Off presenter made the list. She was paid £150,000 to £199,999
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