These are the top 15 highest paid BBC stars

The BBC has published its annual report of its highest paid stars

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 4:13 pm
These are the top 15 highest paid BBC stars
These are the top 15 highest paid BBC stars

These are the top 15 earners of the BBC in 2019-2020. Not all earnings have been published - for example, Zoe Ball's earnings for Strictly: It Takes Two are not included because the programme is produced by BBC Studios, which is classed as a commercial entity.

Gary Lineker is an English former professional footballer and is currently a sports broadcaster. He recently signed a new contract that will see him continue to host Match of the Day for five more years. He earned between 1,750,000 - 1,754,999 GBP
Zoe Ball is an English TV and radio personality. She is best known as the host of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, which she took over from Chris Evans in 2019. She earned between 1,360,000 - 1,364,999 GBP

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Graham Norton has won five BAFTA TV awards for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show. He is also known as the UK commentator for the Eurovision song contest. He earned between 725,000 - 729,999 GBP
Steve Wright is a radio personality and DJ, best known for shows Steve Wright in the Afternoon and Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs. He earned between 475,000 - 479,999 GBP
Huw Edwards is a journalist, presenter and newsreader. He presents the BBC News at Ten, which is the BBC’s flagship news broadcast. He earned between 465,000- 469,999 GBP
Fiona Bruce is a journalist, newsreader and TV presenter. She joined the BBC in 1989 as a researcher for Panorama and went on to become the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten, as well as other programmes such as Crimewatch and Question Time. She earned between 450,000 - 454,999 GBP
Vanessa Feltz currently presents the early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London, as well as regularly sitting in for Sara Cox and for Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2. She earned between 405,000 - 409,999 GBP
Lauren Laverne presents breakfast radio show BBC Radio 6 Music, and took over as the host of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in September 2018. She also previously presented TV programmes such as 10 O’Clock Live and The Culture Show. She earned between 395,000 - 399,999 GBP
Alan Shearer is a former English footballer who retired in 2006. He has worked for the BBC presenting the likes of The Match of the Day: Premier League and FA Cup. He earned between 390,000 - 394,999 GBP
Stephen Nolan is a Northern Irish radio and TV presenter for BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Radio 5 Live, with shows like The Nolan Show on Radio Ulster and The Stephen Nolan Show on 5 Live. He earned between 390,000 - 394,999 GBP
Ken Bruce is a Scottish broadcaster best known for hosting Radio 2’s Mid Morning Show since 1992. He earned between 385,000 - 389,999 GBP
Emiliy Maitlis is a presenter for current affairs programme Newsnight, and covers the likes of elections in the UK, US and Europe. She earned between 370,000 - 374,999 GBP
Claudia Winkleman is an English TV and radio presenter, appearing on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing as well as presenting her own Sunday night show on BBC Radio 2 called Claudia on Sunday. She earned between 365,000 - 369,999 GBP
Andrew Marr was formerly the BBC political editor and now hosts his own show called The Andrew Marr Show where he discusses what’s going on in the word, as well as a review of the Sunday papers, weather forecast and news bulletin. He earned between 360,000 - 364,999 GBP
Scott Mills is a radio DJ and TV presenter, best known for his show on BBC Radio One. He earned between 345,000 - 349,999 GBP