BBC pay: Which stars are the top earners and what is their salary?

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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.

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Chris Evans leaves a central London office after presenting his Radio 2 Breakfast show on the morning his pay packet was revealed (Getty)

What the men are paid

Chris Evans 

The former Top Gear presenter topped the list, being paid between £2.2 million and £2.249,999  during 2016 and this year. 

Gary Lineker

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.”

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Pay: Gary Lineker earned less than Chris Evans (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)

Graham Norton

Host of BBC One’s Graham Norton show came third, earning £850,000 to £899,999.

Jeremy Vine 

The BBC Radio 2 presenter earned between £700,000 and £749,999.

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Jeremy Vine made the list (Getty Images)

John Humphrys 

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.

Huw Edwards 

Welsh BBC News anchor Edwards earned £550,000 to £599,999.

Steve Wright 

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.

Eddie Mair

Scottish broadcaster Mair was on between £300,000 and £349,999.

John McEnroe

Presenter and commentator McEnroe was paid £150,000 to £199,999.

…and what the women are paid

Claudia Winkleman

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.

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The BBC’s highest paid female star Claudia Winkleman’s pay was revealed (Dave Benett)

Sue Barker 

The Question of Sport host Barker earned between £300,000 and £349,999.

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Sue Barker: (Getty Images for LTA)

Laura Kuenssberg 

The BBC political editor took home from £200,000 to £249,999,

Victoria Derbyshire

Derbyshire, who hosts her own morning show, took home the same as Kuenssberg – £200,000 to £249,999.

Gabby Logan

£200,000 to £249,999.

Mel Giedroyc 

The Bake Off presenter made the list. She was paid £150,000 to £199,999

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