BBC stars' pay revealed in annual review

This interactive graphic shows the UK's gender pay gap by industry

Details of stars' pay were revealed in £50,000 bands.

The BBC's highest paid woman is Claudia Winkleman who's on between £450,000 and £499,000. And radio host Chris Evans, the broadcast network's chief earner, takes home more than $2.9 million - about 20 times the salary of the United Kingdom prime minister.

"And we have to be competitive but not foolishly". "In all the negotiations with the government about our Royal Charter, we said it would be wrong to put the names of our talent against what they're paid".

Conservative lawmaker John Whittingdale, who brought in the requirement when he was Culture Secretary, said taxpayers deserved to know who at the BBC was earning high salaries "and reach a judgment for themselves of whether that is good value for money".

Apart from Chris Evans, Radio 2's Steve Wright is the corporation's most expensive DJ, netting over £500,000 a year. A decade ago it might have been just ITV or Sky or commercial radio.

"We've lost people....to Amazon and to other big players ..."

There will likely be many more hard conversations going forward until things change at the BBC and the nation. "I've been with the Today programme for 30 years".

George Alagiah, Jason Mohammad and Trevor Nelson are the highest paid BAME presenters, each receiving between £250,000 and £300,000. "Leave it at that", he said.

Hall said that he plans on closing the gender pay gap by 2020, but failed to offer the concrete steps the company will be taking to do so, and Husain didn't let him off the hook.

"So there you are I'm going with what my mum said".

"We lost those arguments".

"It is very important that the lid has been lifted on this pay discrimination in the BBC", Harman, the longest-serving female MP, told BBC News.

Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker is the second highest earner and is placed in the £1,750,000 to £1,799,999 bracket.

Graham Norton for example is paid by the BBC £850,000 to £900,000 for his Radio 2 show and his commentary of Eurovision whilst for his chat show; he is paid by the independent production company, So Television.

Winkleman, who presented Strictly spin-off show, It Takes Two for six years, took over from Strictly stalwart Sir Bruce Forsyth as co-host of the main show with Daly in 2014.

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