Four BBC presenters to take pay cut after gender pay gap revelations

Four BBC presenters to take pay cut after gender pay gap revelations

It is not yet clear how much of a pay cut the four will take

Friday, January 26, 2018

Four male presenters from the BBC have agreed to have their pay cut after a gender pay gap was revealed at the corporation.

According to the BBC, Huw Edwards, Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys and Jon Sopel have agreed to have their wages lowered, although is not yet clear how much of a pay cut the four will be taking.

The Corporation was the subject of a major outcry last year after a mass salary dump showed huge differences in pay between men and women.

Humphrys was reported to earn between £600,000 and £650,000. In comparison Claudia Winkleman, who earned more than any other woman, only earned between £450,000 and £499,999.

Vine was paid between £700,000 and £749,999, Edwards earned between £550,000 and £599,999 whilst Sopel was paid between £200,000 and £249,999.

Carrie Gracie, the China editor for the BBC, left her position in a stand against the pay gap earlier this month, ITV reported.

It appeared Humphrys and Sopel were criticising Gracie over the move and her demands for equality in footage recorded when they were off-air.

It was claimed Humphrys said he'd still be "left with more [money] than anybody else" even if he gave back more than what Sopel earned.

Chris Evans topped the BBC's highest-paid list with a salary of £2,200,000-£2,249,999, while Match of the Day host Gary Lineker came in second with £1,750,000-£1,799,999.