Revealed: the BBC stars who earn more than the Prime Minister

Revealed: the BBC stars who earn more than the Prime Minister
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Oh to be a fly-on-the-wall at BBC Broadcasting House this morning. The broadcaster has had to publish the salaries of its top earners – and it makes for an interesting read. Gary Lineker – the people's champion who recently boasted of his loyalty for staying at the BBC when he could earn more elsewhere – is in the £1,750,000 – £1,799,999 pay bracket. However, it's Chris Evans – the man who ruined Top Gear – who has the dubious honour of being the Beeb's top earner, he is in the £2,200,000 – £2,249,999 bracket.

Meanwhile, the next Today programme will be fun. John Humphrys earns over £600,000 while his colleague Mishal Husain is way behind in the £200,000 – £249,999 bracket. In that vein, the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg is also in that pay bracker. As for her predecessor Nick Robinson? He is one bracket higher, on £250,000 – £299,999.

£2,200,000 – £2,249,999

Chris Evans

£1,750,000 – £1,799,999

Gary Lineker

£850,000 – £899,999

Graham Norton

£700,000 – £749,999

Jeremy Vine

£600,000 – £649,000

John Humphrys

Chris Evans

£550,000 – £599,999

Huw Edwards

£500,000 – £549,999

Steve Wright

£450,000 – £499,999

Matt Baker

Claudia Winkleman

£400,000 – £449,999

Alex Jones

Alan Shearer

Andrew Marr

Stephen Nolan

Nicky Campbell

£350,000 – £399,999

Tess Daly

Derek Thompson

Fiona Bruce

Vanessa Feltz

Nicholas Grimshaw

Simon Mayo

£300,000 – £349,999

Nick Knowles

Eddie Mair

Sue Barker

Lauren Laverne

£250,000 – £299,999

George Alagiah

Nicholas Robinson

Amanda Mealing

Jason Mohammad

Zoe Ball

Brian Cox

Evan Davis

Ken Bruce

Scott Mills

Trevor Nelson

£200,000 – £249,999

Gary Barlow

Len Goodman

Danii Minogue

Bruno Tonioli

Alan Yentob

Victoria Derbyshire

Mishal Husain

Martha Kearney

Laura Kuenssberg

Andrew Neil

Jonathan Sopel

Peter Capaldi

Danny Dyer

Emilia Fox

David Jason

Rosie Marcel

Adam Woodyatt

John Inverdale

Gabby Logan

Mark Chapman

Jools Holland

Dan Walker

Mark Radcliffe

£150,000 – £199,999

Darcey Bussell

Mel Giedroyc

Craig Horwood

Paul Martin

Simon Schama

Kamal Ahmed

Jeremy Bowen

Ben Brown

Mark Easton

Gavin Esler

James Naughtie

John Pienaar

Sophie Raworth

John Simpson

Kirsty Wark

Justin Webb

Laurie Brett

Letitia Dean

Tameka Empson

Guy Henry

Linda Henry

Scott Maslen

Diane Parish

Hugh Quarshie

Jemma Redgrave

Tim Roth

Catherine Shipton

Gillian Taylforth

Lacey Turner

Jonathan Agnew

Clare Balding

Jonathan Davies

John McEnroe

Naga Munchetty

Adrian Chiles

Greg James

Shaun Keaveny

Moira Stuart

Jo Whiley

Written bySteerpike

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