The BBC faces having to make another huge increase in its salary bill after its 'talent' list revealed a huge gender pay divide. The Prime Minister yesterday accused the Corporation of 'paying women less for doing the same job as the men'. The top seven earning stars were all men, as were 62 of the 96 on the list, there were no female names in any category above £500,000 and half of all the women in the list were in the lowest band.
Mutiny broke out at the BBC yesterday in a backlash against its lavish payroll. The corporation was forced to defend its huge salaries and accused of gender bias for paying women less. Following a government diktat, it had to name the 96 presenters who earn more than the Prime Minister’s £150,000. Chris Evans pocketed up to £2.25million, Gary Lineker up to £1.8milllion and Graham Norton up to £900,000. Lesser names were on hundreds of thousands of pounds a year.
Gary Lineker has his 'tin hat on' today as the BBC's millionaire stars face having their pay deals published in detail for the first time. The Match of the Day star, 56, is among nearly 100 of presenters and journalists paid more than the Prime Minister by the corporation and wished followers a 'happy BBC salary day'. For the first time today, the BBC will have to say which of its household names are on more than £150,000 a year.
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