Revealed: how much EastEnders and Casualty stars earn and what about Doctor Who?

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Ten stars of the BBC’s struggling soap EastEnders pulled in more than £1 million in salaries between them.

The pay deals given to some of the most familiar faces on TV were revealed today with Queen Vic landlord Danny Dyer picking up between £200,000 and £249,999 in 2016/17.

Other high earners include show veteran Adam Woodyatt, who has been on the soap since it began playing Ian Beale, who earned the same amount.

Other big earners include Laurie Brett, who plays Beale’s wife Jane, and on-screen sisters Tameka Empson and Diane Parish all of whom are paid between £150,000 and £199,000.

Other stars of the soap, which has seen ratings fall to just 4.5 million this year as its executive producer stepped down after just 12 months in charge, including Lacey Turner, Gillian Taylforth, Letitia Dean, Scott Maslen and Linda Henry who all feature in the same payband.

But their salaries were dwarfed by the money handed out to long-serving Casualty stars Amanda Mealing, who plays Connie Beauchamp in Holby City, and Derek Thompson who plays nurse Charlie Fairhead with them earning between £250,000 and £299,999 and £350,000 and £399,999 respectively.

Also featuring in the highest paid actors was Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi who earned between £200,000 and £249,000.

The BBCs annual report revealed its 2016/17 wage bill to be £1.01 billion up from £990 million the year before.

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