The BBC’s top earner, radio presenter Chris Evans, is paid between £2.2m and £2.25m, more than four times the corporation’s highest earning woman Claudia Winkleman, it can be revealed. - From The Independent
The next most highly paid BBC star, Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, earned between £1.75m and £1,799,999, at least three and a half times as much as Ms Winkleman.
The highest paid drama actor was Derek Thompson, who has been playing Charlie Fairhead in Casualty ever since the medical drama started in 1986.
The next highest earning female stars, all in the £350,000 to £399,999 bracket, were Ms Daly, news and Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce and radio presenter Vanessa Feltz.
The BBC complained that the orders to publish stars’ salaries effectively created a “poachers’ charter”, handing an advantage to commercial rivals keen on enticing the corporation’s best-known names a time when competition in television was intensifying.
As the BBC moves to deal with highly paid employees, my salary has been coming down.