BBC salaries: Who is the highest-paid and what do they earn?

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The BBC is not only one of the UK’s biggest broadcasters, but one of the largest television corporations in the world with an extensive library of shows and hosts. The broadcaster has been obliged by the Government to reveal those who earn more than £150,000 every year since 2017. Express.co.uk goes through the top 10 highest-paid at the BBC, as published in its latest report.

Who is the highest-paid at the BBC and what do they earn?

10) Greg James – £390,000-£394,999

Greg James is a new name on the top 10 highest-paid earners list at the BBC.

He is best known for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and Radio 4’s Rewinder.

The DJ has gone up in the ranks as last year, the BBC report stated he was earning between £310,000-£314,999.

9) Scott Mills – £400,000-£404,999

Scott Mills has been presenting on Radio 1 for the past 24 years but at the beginning of the month, it was announced he would be joining Radio 2.

He will be replacing Steve Wright’s radio programme, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, and has received a pay rise of around £25,000 since last year.

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8) Vanessa Feltz – £400,000-£404,999

TV personality, broadcaster and journalist Vanessa Feltz has made various appearances on programmes like Celebrity

Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing.

Nowadays, she mostly presents Radio 2’s Early Breakfast Show and London Breakfast.

7) Fiona Bruce – £410,000-£414,999

Journalist and presenter Fiona Bruce is a household name, having been part of the BBC for more than three decades.

She has spent many years of her career hosting BBC News programmes and since 2019 has been the face of Question Time.

4) Steve Wright – £450,000-£454,999

Despite Mills taking over Wright’s position on his famous afternoon show on BBC Radio Two, he still remains one of the highest-paid at the BBC.

His salary may have gone down by around  £15,000, but he continues to present Radio 2’s Sunday Love Songs

3) Alan Shearer – £450,000-£454,999

Coming in at number three is retired football and pundit Alan Shearer.

While he may no longer be playing on the pitch, Shearer is busy commentating on the games on Match of the Day: Premier League, FA Cup and European Football Championship.

2) Zoe Ball – £980,000-£984,999

The second-highest earner at the BBC is presenter Zoe Ball with almost £1m.

She was the first female host of both Radio 1 Breakfast and the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Ball has been with the BBC since the 1990s, having previously presented the children’s show Live and Kicking with Jamie Theakston.

1) Gary Lineker – £1,350,000-£1,354,999

Topping the list for the second year running is former footballer and presenter Gary Lineker.

He earns more than £1.35million for hosting Match of the Day, covering UEFA EURO 2020, the FA Cup and Sports Personality of the Year.



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