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noggin13,794 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Since you guys were discussing salaries before would it be reasonable to assume that as being a commercial broadcaster they get paid more than the BBC Breakfast people who do other shows?


It's reasonable to accept that might be a possibility, but it doesn't mean it's a certainty. The BBC does pay some talent very well. Given that Susanna left Breakfast for GMB - I can't believe a pay increase wasn't a major reason for her move...
Whataday8,960 posts since 13 Sep 2001
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It's reasonable to accept that might be a possibility, but it doesn't mean it's a certainty. The BBC does pay some talent very well. Given that Susanna left Breakfast for GMB - I can't believe a pay increase wasn't a major reason for her move...


Although being able to work in London would have surely been a crucial factor too.
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JKDerry842 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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Since you guys were discussing salaries before would it be reasonable to assume that as being a commercial broadcaster they get paid more than the BBC Breakfast people who do other shows?

Yes, and considering the BBC are now required to publish earnings each year, it does look like the BBC will try to reduce salaries of presenters.

ITV as a commercial channel, like Channel 4 and 5 are under no obligation to reveal their talent salaries, which is a draw for a lot of talent to those channels. I know ITV were very keen to try and get Graham Norton, after his contract was up in 2017, but he stayed with the BBC.
Whataday8,960 posts since 13 Sep 2001
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I know ITV were very keen to try and get Graham Norton, after his contract was up in 2017, but he stayed with the BBC.


Graham is very loyal to the BBC, mindful of them sticking with him despite nothing really working in his early days at the Corporation.

Of course, only Graham's radio salary is published by the BBC. His TV contract is with So Television (which is in turn owned by ITV Studios). He's recently gone on record as saying how ridiculous these published salaries are because his bares no reality to what he actually earns.
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p_c_u_k2,059 posts since 27 Mar 2004
Presumably part of the reason he stayed with the beeb is because it offers opportunities that other broadcasters can't offer, such as radio and Eurovision


By the looks of things Graham has a perfectly comfortable standard of living doing jobs he enjoys at a broadcaster which highly rates him.

If Graham wanted to combine TV and radio it sounds like there's quite a few commercial stations desperate to bag big name BBC talent at the moment, and ITV would surely be interested.

But there have been so many examples over the decades of people moving from the BBC to ITV and hugely failing. And in terms of radio, had Chris Moyles hung around the BBC he'd probably have Sara Cox's Radio 2 show by now, instead of being on a minor digital station.

Why gamble?
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Whataday8,960 posts since 13 Sep 2001
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But there have been so many examples over the decades of people moving from the BBC to ITV and hugely failing. And in terms of radio, had Chris Moyles hung around the BBC he'd probably have Sara Cox's Radio 2 show by now, instead of being on a minor digital station.


Although I'd assume that Radio X pays more.

I don't think Graham Norton moving to ITV would have any effect on his Radio 2 contract. It doesn't impact the likes of Dermot O'Leary, Alan Carr or Jeremy Vine.
Brekkie29,829 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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But there have been so many examples over the decades of people moving from the BBC to ITV and hugely failing. And in terms of radio, had Chris Moyles hung around the BBC he'd probably have Sara Cox's Radio 2 show by now, instead of being on a minor digital station.


Although I'd assume that Radio X pays more.

And give him more creative control.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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Joe6,359 posts since 9 Oct 2005
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But there have been so many examples over the decades of people moving from the BBC to ITV and hugely failing. And in terms of radio, had Chris Moyles hung around the BBC he'd probably have Sara Cox's Radio 2 show by now, instead of being on a minor digital station.


Although I'd assume that Radio X pays more.

And give him more creative control.

…to the detriment of the show, from listening.
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natoswald62 posts since 24 Feb 2016
Ben and Charlotte this morning, usually they use a guest presenter. Still no sign of Richard Madeley either, seems like the reports he was joining the team permanently may have been inaccurate.