When I look at the BBC salaries list, I never expected Gary Lineker to be at the top. Graham Norton I would have guessed would have been the highest paid star on the BBC and okay rightly so. The Graham Norton Show is a huge success both in the UK and internationally. Great BBC Radio 2 show and he is fantastic as Eurovision host. But Lineker??
Gary Lineker paid that obscene amount for very little work in a year just smacks the face of every licence fee payer. We don't mind if they work for their money, but when it comes to Lineker, the man is not worth the money and if I was the BBC boss, I would allow him to leave to ITV, Sky, BT etc and bring in someone cheaper and better.
Graham Norton is on air for 45 minutes around 24 Friday nights a year, plus one night at Eurovision and his weekly radio show, which goes off air for the summer.
Lineker is on air for 90 minutes for around 30 Saturdays a year, plus hosts a dozen or so FA Cup Games on location and up to 28 World Cup games last year, meaning a month away from home.
And do you really think the BBC could get away with axing him and giving Gabby Logan his job at half the price? Now the rate is public the rate is set.
Last edited by Brekkie on 8 July 2019 8:01pm - 2 times in total
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