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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 1 day ago #3523938

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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR?

BBC star salaries: Gary Lineker takes pay cut as Zoe Ball shoots up list
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has agreed a £400,000 pay cut, the BBC has revealed as it publishes the latest list of its best-paid presenters.

Lineker was the highest-earning star with an unchanged salary of £1.75m in the 2019/20 financial year.

But he has since signed a new contract, which will see that fee cut by 23%.

That means he could earn less than Zoe Ball next year. The Radio 2 presenter has seen her pay rise by £1m since taking over the breakfast show in 2019.
Fiona Bruce and Lauren Laverne have also moved into the top 10 of the highest-paid stars, which features four women for the first time. Vanessa Feltz is also among the top earners, the corporation's annual report shows.
However, many stars do not appear on the list because the corporation's commercial arm, BBC Studios, does not have to publish its talent spend.
All 10 of the top-earning presenters on this year's list are white, although the BBC's director general Tim Davie said 18% of those making more than £150,000 were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, up from 12% four years ago.

"We made good progress, if you look across the industry we're in a good place, but we've got work to do," Mr Davie said.

And while 26.5% of actors and presenters were from BAME backgrounds, it was a different story behind the camera, with 9.8% of production staff from ethnic minorities.

The report also showed 12.3% of BBC leaders were BAME, below its 15% target for 2020.
Lineker's new salary will be published on next year's list. Director general Tim Davie described the former England player as a brilliant broadcaster and said his new five-year deal was a great example of the "best talent and the best value".

"And before you ask, Gary knows his responsibility to the BBC in terms of his use of social media," Mr Davie added, referring to social media rules for BBC staff and presenters that are expected to be announced soon.

Lineker, a prolific tweeter who frequently discusses his political views online, said the BBC "recognise that I tweet carefully and will continue to do so", and sent a message to "the haters" on Twitter.

No one is worth that type of money. Time the BBC had adverts, like other tv channels.
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 1 day ago #3523945

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BBC TV should be a subscription channel.
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 1 day ago #3523953

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Lexie78 wrote: BBC TV should be a subscription channel.


+1

Abolish the license
Only dead fish swim with the flow
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 19 hours ago #3523995

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The BBC are a subscription channel!
They should have adverts...
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 17 hours ago #3524020

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Sticks in the craw a bit doesn’t it ?
These ‘celebrities’ of the airwaves are earning obscene amounts of money for the privilege of entertaining us, earning far more than The Prime Minister.
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 16 hours ago #3524022

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Yes they do seem ridiculous sums of money.
However I hate the adverts and I’m willing to pay to keep them off my screen .
I mainly watch BBC TV & a lot of BBC Radio.
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 16 hours ago #3524053

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I disagree with the huge amounts paid to what is a limited number of "celebrities". There are many broadcasters working in local TV and radio who would do as good if not better job than the so called talent of national BBC, for a lot less money
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 15 hours ago #3524080

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Could do with them spending the money on commissioning some new programmes as there are too many repeats at the moment, and not just on the BBC.
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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 13 hours ago #3524110

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These people are entertaining you,just as sportsmen do,so do you begrudge the wages the football players get . If you go to sporting events you are contributing to their wages.

This well worth reading if you can find the time, scroll down to the salaries etc and look at the salaries that the people that run the BBC get

downloads.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/reports/...alreport/2018-19.pdf

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IS THIS WHAT WE PAY OUR TV LICENCE FOR? 1 week 13 hours ago #3524111

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Sandgrounder wrote: Could do with them spending the money on commissioning some new programmes as there are too many repeats at the moment, and not just on the BBC.


Yes too many repeats on any channels
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