BBC staff slam ‘obscene salaries’ like Zoe Ball’s for ‘giving Beeb a bad name’

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There may be anger amongst workers on the BBC over the quantity the highest expertise on the company obtain in comparison with the wages which might be paid to the common workers

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BBC workers consider a number of the “obscene” salaries given to prime expertise resembling Zoe Ball “give the company a foul identify” amid widespread anger.

Radio four presenter Sangita Myska took subject with Zoe Ball’s £980,000 wage, regardless of the DJ, 50, taking a pay-cut.

In now-deleted tweets, she blasted: “Are you able to think about incomes a lot that you may volunteer to take a £380,000 pay reduce?

“I’m involved that the differentials are so huge they offer the general public the mistaken impression of what the overwhelming majority of us earn.

“It offers the company a foul identify. I’ve by no means been allowed to barter. Most workers I do know get what they’re given.”



Zoe Ball’s wage on the BBC has been blasted by her colleagues
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A BBC Information spokesman stated: “The workers member has been reminded of the social media pointers and obligations.”

Different workers consider the salaries of expertise resembling Gary Lineker, on £1.36million, and Huw Edwards, on £430,000, are “obscene”.

BBC sources have pointed to the truth that stars could make extra on industrial rivals resembling ITV.

Chris Evans and Graham Norton each left high-profile Radio 2 exhibits for Virgin.



Gary Lineker is among the many prime paid stars who’ve taken a pay reduce
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Huw Edwards is the best paid journalist on the Beeb
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Yesterday it emerged that Zoe requested bosses for a 28% pay reduce when agreeing a brand new deal to host the Radio 2 Breakfast Present. She obtained £1.36m final 12 months.

One supply stated on the time: “She felt uncomfortable about how a lot she earned.”

Many different stars have additionally taken pay cuts together with newsreader Huw Edwards (40okay) to £430okay, Query Time’s Fiona Bruce (45okay) to £410okay, Radio 2’s Steve Wright (£10okay) to £470okay and his colleague Ken Bruce (20okay) to £370okay.



Sangita Myska questioned a number of the salaries paid on the BBC




Claudia Winkleman, who final 12 months earned £370,000 for her Radio 2 present, isn’t on the listing in any respect after it was taken off-air final spring. She is going to return subsequent 12 months after changing Norton on Saturday mornings from February.

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