Gary Lineker remains BBCs highest earner at £1.75m (Picture: Getty Images)

Gary Linker is still the BBCs highest earner, as the company have gone and dropped their annual report.

Yes, the former footballer and current Match Of The Day star, is raking in a whopping £1.75million from the company, while his male co-stars have had a significant pay cut.

From the data released, it turns out Jeremy Vine, who has his own BBC Radio 2 show, is down £150,000 while Mastermind host John Humphrys has lost an incredible £110,000.

BBC Radio 5 Live star Nicky Campbell has also lost out on £70,000, while his fellow radio presenter Steve Wright is down £85,000.

But despite the men getting severe changes to their annual wage, it turns out the women have had an increase.

Thats right, Strictly Come Dancings Zoe Ball and Claudia Winkleman are the top female earners with £370,000.

Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine gets £150k pay cut (Picture: Channel 5)

Coming in close to the presenters, the much loved star Vanessa Feltz is making £355,000 while BBC 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne takes £305,000.



The long list includes the names of presenters who have earned more than £150,000 between April 2018 and March 2019.

However, some famous faces have been missed off, including actors who work for the companys commercial side of things.

Therefore names from Top Gear and Dr Who have not been included in the report.

Claudia Winkleman
Claudia Winkleman and Zoe Ball are the top earning women (Picture: WireImage)

Tony Hall, Director-General at the BBC, said: The BBC has also turned the corner on gender pay.

When we first published the figures for top talent, there was a 75:25 split between men and women.

He added: The projection for 2019/20 is now 55:45. This is significant change. The task is not complete, we are not complacent, but we are well on our way.

The number of presenters earning more than £150,000 has risen from 64 to 75 in the past year, while BBC executives earning the same figure are up from 92 to 106.

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Womans Hour presenter, Jane Garvey, told BBC Radio 4s Today programme: Id like to congratulate the three women who have made it into the top 10.

Thats 30 per cent of the top 10. Of course it would be nice if it was 50, or maybe even more than that. Who kRead More – Source

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