Graham Norton was relieved to be lastly off BBC’s prime earners checklist after he stop Radio 2.
In the newest checklist launched final September, the radio persona secured the third spot with a wage of £730,000 a 12 months.
His wage lined the star internet hosting each his weekly present on Radio 2 and BBC1’s The Graham Norton Present.
The £730k-a-year presenter, 57, introduced he was quitting his weekly present on BBC Radio 2 by the tip of the 12 months in November.
In leaving, Graham admitted it was an ideal aid to drop off the BBC’s prime earners checklist.
He mentioned: “The one factor that was a part of the was, ‘Oh, if I ended doing this, I will get off that checklist. I will not be on that checklist anymore.’ .
“The type of excessive earners’ checklist, which I did not like being on it, hey, now I am not.”
Nonetheless, Graham mentioned this wasn’t the most important issue for him wanting to depart his place on Radio 2.
He added: “So to that extent it made me go however that was form of a bonus of leaving, it wasn’t the most important driving drive.”
On the BBC, solely Gary Lineker on £1.75million and Zoe Ball on £1.36million had been paid greater than Graham whereas he had two massive gigs with the broadcaster.
Strictly Come Dancing’s bubbly persona Claudia Winkleman has stepped in to exchange the star on BBC Radio 2.
Graham has made the transfer to Virgin Radio the place his pay is not going to be disclosed to the general public.
The host will likely be on Virgin Radio each Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am.