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Jack Hacksaw
19 Jul 17 12:27
Date Joined: 08 Jan 02
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Alan Shearer takes some beating.  How often is he even on?  Master of the bleeding' obvious.

And a right smug twot.
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Report Sica Dan July 19, 2017 12:53 PM BST
Has to be Claudia at £10k a week and sure to get more in the future.
Report morpteh mackem July 19, 2017 1:13 PM BST
huw edwards is on a lot for reading a q card.
Report THEMONEYSHOT July 19, 2017 1:26 PM BST
The jug headed crisp eater and Winklemug Sad
Report scandanavian_haven July 19, 2017 1:34 PM BST
Sue Barker on 6.5k a week, doesn't she just present Wimbledon 2 weeks a of the year? but on near 350k?
Report bellico July 19, 2017 1:38 PM BST
It has to be Claudia winkleman,,her agent has done some job there..also John Humphries,should have put out to grass ages ago
Report Percy Filth July 19, 2017 2:01 PM BST
Piers Morgan
Report Coachbuster July 19, 2017 2:05 PM BST
the most unfair cgharge there is - you have to pay it whether you like it or not or even watch the rancid channel .

It would never survive on it's own steam
Report Ken Masters July 19, 2017 2:07 PM BST
I'm not so sure, given the amount of shyte they put out there must be a whole lot of steam.
Report alfee July 19, 2017 2:31 PM BST
Chris evens 2.2 million Angry feck ooff, would not pay the man minimum wage .

Andrew neil 250,000 should tell the bbc where ta Go .
Report screaming from beneaththewaves July 19, 2017 2:58 PM BST
Lineker, by a mile.

Hardly any of the "personalities" on that list would command those wages on the open market, but a few of them do boast some sort of talent or competence, even if you could pull a replacement off the street and train them up to do the job in a week in most cases.

But Lineker ...

Is any of that 5 grand a day coming from Brussels, as reward for his ongoing promotional work for the EU?
Report scandanavian_haven July 19, 2017 3:10 PM BST
Linekar's salary with BBC - BT - WALKERS CRISPS, must earn him 3-4 mil a year in total?

a bit before my time but I know like le tissier he wasn't one to run about a lot, now makes fortunes sitting down doing even lessGrin
Report Slicer July 19, 2017 3:16 PM BST
Julie Walters doing ads for Vision Express- excellent pension. They make more for spending a couple of weeks making an ad than they do in 5 years of stage or tv work.
Report BARROWBOY July 19, 2017 3:23 PM BST
at least walters contract will be influenced by sales,the bbc lot dont have to worry about minor details like that.
Report Clerkmore July 19, 2017 3:53 PM BST
Naga Munchetty on the list. Bloody hell!
Report treetop July 19, 2017 3:55 PM BST
Tony Hall,clearly out of his depth apologising for such waste.
Report cardenden July 19, 2017 4:01 PM BST
its criminal forcing people to pay a licence fee,,  these people should be ashamed,,,
Report saddo July 19, 2017 4:26 PM BST
Of course, the biggest issue in all this as far as the Beeb is concerned, will not be the amount of money they lavish on these people, but the perceived  inequality to women. The men won't settle for less, so the women will have to get more. License fee up again?
Report zorrostrikes July 19, 2017 4:32 PM BST
ten percent of court cases deal with the TV license rebels.
Some are sent to jail for watching Bargain Hunt. Justly so?

The guy sent to investigate if they should get a renewal of the license.
decided to capitulate and gave them a renewal, Then he was destroyed by
a sex scandal? Not before the decision but after it?

The Government needs to make it a subscription service like every other tv
station. That way you can watch freeview and Dvd's without some part time
perv showing up at your door asking if you can justify watching the box.
Report Injera July 19, 2017 4:42 PM BST
Huw Edwards' half a mill for reading the news takes the biscuit.
Report Injera July 19, 2017 4:47 PM BST
Now if they replaced Edwards with Jenna Lee....
Report morpteh mackem July 19, 2017 5:16 PM BST
hope someone hasn't been paid for inventing pitch battle.
Report alun2005 July 19, 2017 5:18 PM BST
Here's another puzzling aspect to all of this, which makes no sense.

I've just been looking at the Radio schedules, and Radio 2's Chris Evans (over £2 million per annum) is on at the same time as the 'Today' programme, where The Guardian lists these salaries :

John Humphrys – £600k to £649k

Nick Robinson – £250k to £299k

Evan Davis – £250k to £299k

Mishal Husain – £200k to £250k

Justin Webb – £150k to £199k

How on earth can it be sensible to put your biggest radio expenditure people up against each other at the same time?
Report Injera July 19, 2017 5:21 PM BST
alun - common sense aint that common.
Report Whisperingdeath July 19, 2017 5:57 PM BST
Just to cheer some of you up

The BBC woman are happy to accept pay rises to fill the BBC gender pay gap!

Report donny osmond July 19, 2017 6:13 PM BST
Nick Knowles - DIY SOS
£200,000 - £249,999

Report donny osmond July 19, 2017 6:15 PM BST
£400,000 - £449,000
Alex Jones - The One Show co-hos

Report donny osmond July 19, 2017 6:16 PM BST
£200,000 - £249,999
Danny Dyer
Adam Woodyatt


Report GoBallistic July 19, 2017 6:30 PM BST
Charlie off Casualty highest paid actor Laugh  must have the best agent in the world
Report morpteh mackem July 19, 2017 6:35 PM BST
wonder what barry from eastenders would be on if he hung around ?
Report bellico July 19, 2017 7:28 PM BST
All the women will have to get more now to achieve parity with male presenters,,they will be smiling  from  ear to ear,only losers will be licence payers. Alex Jones and Claudia winkleman will soon be on a million  a year. The downside  of equality
Report gambeano July 19, 2017 9:47 PM BST
Almost worth watching the 10 o'clock news tonight to see Huw Edwards headlining his own salary... although I suspect the BBC will lead with the bringing forward of the state pension age for many... another fine example of our government attempting to 'bury bad news' with the furore over the BBC's salaries.

This country is pretty rancid all round and getting steadily worse. Most of the usual suspects belong to the "Do as I say, not as I do" brigade, but their power to persuade us to take immigrants into our homes and donate to charity will be somewhat reduced now we know what they earn; and bear in mind there's probably a whole lot of tax avoidance/evasion going on here as well...
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 10:11 PM BST
Just watching 10pm news......I am incandescent

BBC going with :  " Ohhhh ....Gender inequality.....ohhhhh "

What about the scandal of the over payment of both genders !

Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 10:14 PM BST
Sack Chris Evans now !
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 10:14 PM BST
Sack Bruce now !
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 10:14 PM BST
Sack Humphries now !
Report tictacman1 July 19, 2017 10:21 PM BST
any good news to report here ? Grin
Report Just Checking July 19, 2017 10:26 PM BST
I was annoyed about this before I watched the 10pm news, now I've even more angry!

Rather than talking about whether an autocue reader like Huw or the rest of them like Lineker or Vine are earning far too much (they are), they just went on and on in full on BBC snowflake "right on" mode blabbing on about "diversity" and gender pay gaps.

So is the plan to solve the gap between these grossly overpaid individuals to give undeserved pay increases to women and minorities, regardless of talent level, to even the cash grab up? Who deserves it? I suppose for the jealous BBC types down the ladder on more normal levels of money, demanding everyone gets more money makes sense, as they seek to stick their nose into the license payers wallets!
Report bellico July 19, 2017 10:36 PM BST
Newsnight going down the gender gap road now
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 10:38 PM BST
Smokescreen........b******ds !
Report Just Checking July 19, 2017 10:47 PM BST
Edwards didn't present the news tonight. The BBC has obviously decided to do the smokescreen of not enough right-on-ness being the issue, not the huge amounts.

There was rather obviously a black guy and a black woman talking about this on the BBC news, then now it's female presenter Kirsty Wark on Newsnight.

Are these the normal presenters for a Wednesday night, or (and this isn't exactly a tin foil hat theory) did the BBC line them up deliberately knowing the flak they were about to get and how they'd play it?

Look at the Daily Politics. Coburn isn't bad but she is a fraction as good as Neil. They are both presenters, should she get the same money? If Neil left the program it would be hugely damaged, she could be far more easily replaced. Look at how bad Newsnight is now with the newer presenters, it's rare I watch it. Especially that LBC guy, he's unwatchable.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves July 19, 2017 10:59 PM BST
It's just struck me. The only things I've actually watched on the BBC since they sacked Clarkson have been the two Captain America films at Christmas, and the first five minutes of Have I Got News For You after the EU referendum. I didn't enjoy being insulted by the latter, so I switched that off, and that was it.

Not very good value for £147/year, now I think about it.
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 11:00 PM BST
You don't like James O'Brien because he is a very bright left of centre guy.......he terrifies you Laugh
Report clarkson July 19, 2017 11:09 PM BST
The shockingly nasty out of touch condescending  troll that is John Humphrys, for me.
Report treetop July 19, 2017 11:12 PM BST
Not sure but are the BBC paying black presenters enough ? That would take up much of the discussion time.
Report Just Checking July 19, 2017 11:13 PM BST
O'Brien "Bright"? It's not very hard to talk over people or speak in a sneering patronising manner.
Report tictacman1 July 19, 2017 11:19 PM BST
Clive Myrie, who did not make the list and therefore makes under £150,000 a year, was drafted in to front both of the BBC's news bulletins - the News as Six and the News at ten tonight.
Report alfee July 19, 2017 11:36 PM BST
Find O'Brian very difficult to listen/watch, lives permanently up his own Orifice .
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 11:53 PM BST
I must admit ....he can be very irritating....thinks he's right on all occasions .....not so as a catholic brain-washee.
Report The Leopard July 19, 2017 11:56 PM BST
His wife can do no wrong it seems.....boys public school....women on a pedestal nonsense
Report FatherMaguire July 20, 2017 12:24 AM BST
Are people genuinely shocked about the salaries? - entertainment as an industry operates on a level similar to football. Didnt people hate it when Beeb personalities move to ITV? - they've come out and said they would get paid more if they left the BBC, and they're probably spot on - the Mail has had a campaign against the BBC for years, this is manna from heaven for that piece of s hit newspaper and its moronic readership
Report BARROWBOY July 20, 2017 12:55 PM BST
have to say £150-200k for moira stuarts 10 min daily slot is money for old rope,no evidence of a gender pay gap there.makes you wonder what the traffic girls get,theyre probably on six figures as'd think evans could manage to do the lot himself for his £2m,although hes always liked to stuff his shows full of sycophants.
Report scandanavian_haven July 20, 2017 1:15 PM BST
Newsreaders are not just autocue readers that's doing them a bit of a disservice, they have all sorts of guests they have to question and question intelligently including politicians, whilst thinking on their feet in reply to their answers, I do admit though some of their do seem to carry an air of self importance and probably think they are more important than they are but on National TV covering important topics it's understandable they're well paid, probably too well paid yes.

What I would like to know, as he's been mentioned on these threads, is if everyone at the BBC knew about Jimmy Saville, why was he still invited on to BBC TV shows, like Have I got News for you and guest presenting Top of the Pops again. Maybe it's because he had something on some others at the BBC.
Report BARROWBOY July 20, 2017 1:34 PM BST
dont think moira does any interviewing,just reads the headlines & has a bit of banter with evans.wouldnt have thought people tune into radio 2 for news anyway,anyone wanting the serious stuff would surely be onto radio 4
Report saddo July 20, 2017 1:40 PM BST
Radio 4, Jesus! Radio to cut your wrists to. I've never had it on without hearing of some woman or other who crawled 3000 miles on broken glass to escape.... (insert nasty country of choice)
Report salmon spray July 20, 2017 2:33 PM BST
How much do ITV pay Ant and Dec ?
Report hong kong fooey July 20, 2017 3:02 PM BST
Salmon, They must be two of the luckiest men on the planet. Entertainers Crazy
Report treetop July 20, 2017 3:50 PM BST
It has to be amusing when so many left wing supporters are so keen to justify astronomical salaries for BBC plodders instead of rushing to condemn the greed,the imbalance and fraudulent impersonation of a celebrity that is happening to a public sector organisation. Milking the taxpayer seems to be acceptable behaviour ?
Report salmon spray July 20, 2017 3:52 PM BST
Would you mind posting that in English.
Report treetop July 20, 2017 4:24 PM BST
Larn yersel mackem salmon !
Report moisok July 20, 2017 6:59 PM BST
but how many of them are any good?

most suck up to the eu, pro islam, 'let all the refugees in' agenda
Report annie. July 20, 2017 8:20 PM BST
I like watching Match of the Day, but I watch a recording of it and then zap my way through all the inane comments by lineker, shearer etc to see the action.  They should have a competition with anyone applying, like britain's got talent, to see who could do the job at a fraction of the price.  Someone funny with a very good knowledge and preferably has been in the game would be a good bet.

Before anyone wonders I watch at it a friends house, not mine as I have no tv.
Report Just Checking July 20, 2017 9:01 PM BST
Edwards and Vine are on more than 11-12k a week. More in Vine's case. 
Is Huw really worth almost the average annual salary every 2 weeks for reading an autocue? When was the last time he actually interviewed anyone?
He's not. Many people could do the same or better.

Ranting about the Daily Mail is ridiculous it's nothing to do with the Daily Mail. Though the Mail is correct about the BBCs bias. Katya Adler their Europe person is so obviously hugely pro EU and pro mass migrant it's unbelievable, you know as soon as she comes on that she's going to take a side and which side she'll take. She might as well wear an EU badge on her lapel and run a ship taxi service to Libya, god knows how she gets away with it.
Report Jack Hacksaw July 20, 2017 9:29 PM BST
Quite tasty though.

I reckon Shearer's salary works out at around £225,000 per original thought.
Report Just Checking July 20, 2017 9:35 PM BST
He's a bit marmite, but say G Norton IS a talent, he's obviously a one of a kind love him or hate him. He'd be hard to replace, and you could imagine him getting poached. Even Clarkson when he worked for the BBC, you could see how he might make big money other places and is a strong character and personality, and importantly they both make money for the BBC via BBC worlwide sales so I'm guessing pay their own way. I don't resent the guys who do pay their own way. But many of the rest of them ... honestly.

It's a strange world where we are looking at 150-200-300k and saying that's not so much for "talent" you hardly know exist and who few of us would notice if they were off the air.
Report Injera July 20, 2017 9:43 PM BST
annie sums up what most MOTD followers think.

'I like watching Match of the Day, but I watch a recording of it and then zap my way through all the inane comments by lineker, shearer etc to see the action.'

'Inane' is aperfect description. They don't add to the pictures they ditract from them.

The beeb pay the Prem peanuts and get a monkey's offering. A few minutes per game and then they infill with inane chatter that benefits noone except Lineker and his peasants.

Lineker's socialist leanings don't help him either. Apparently he's on his hols in a £600 a night hotel in America....
Report MC Roller July 20, 2017 10:08 PM BST
Pathetic hypocrites like Lineker make me sick. I'll never watch match of the day ever again. Their gravy guzzling pundits will never ever criticise the premier league. The premier league is awful, full of mediocre players with no ambition whatsoever going through the motions each week and collecting totally undeserved obscene amounts for doing sod all. Entertainment, you must be joking, the game is about as exciting as formula one. As for Alan Shearer, I'd rather listen to a rusty Metal Mickey with a failing battery.
Report Mc Moonbeam July 20, 2017 11:55 PM BST
I just wanna know how much that smug **** Mike Embley gets Plain
Report FatherMaguire July 21, 2017 12:00 AM BST
Why's Lineker a hypocrite? - you can have a social conscience without automatically passing all your cash to people less fortunate you know

And as for the £600 a night hotel - rich people stay in more expensive hotels than poorer people - this isnt news
Report bankit July 21, 2017 12:23 AM BST
Chris Evans £2m or so, listen to radio 2 from 8am to 4pm and no doubt he's the worst, do not find him the least bit amusing, used to like him years ago on tfi Friday.... Ken Bruce on £250k must be chuffed!!!!
Report Paddy Hair July 21, 2017 3:25 AM BST
Lineker also works for BT Sport on Champions League nights, so his income will be even more than Evans.
Report Ramruma July 21, 2017 6:30 AM BST
Most of the complaints seem to be: I personally do not like X therefore X is overpaid.

As @Paddy Hair says, BT Sport have also signed up Gary Lineker, so he must be doing something right, even if it is only being famous enough to generate news coverage of BT Sport.

Chris Evans has the biggest radio audience in the country, even if he is not everyone's cup of tea.

Otoh I do not watch MotD or listen to Radio 2.
Report moisok July 21, 2017 6:41 AM BST
the other channels are no better

I wonder what message sky news was sending out this morning at 6am  with two newish PC right on presenters of the correct PC group. A very colourful presentation!!! If you get what I mean.
Report Injera July 21, 2017 5:19 PM BST
Lineker is overpaid but it isn't his fault. It's the BBC's.

Of course he has every right to pay for whatever expensive hotel he can afford. But his political musings contrast with his lifestyle. Very similar to George Clooney.

These folk appear unaware of the perception they give.
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