Are top paid talent at BBC worth their pay packets?
Locals have their say on gender gap
The BBC was plunged into a political row last week over its gender pay gap when they announced how much they paid their on-air staff.
Figures from the corporation’s annual report showed their top seven earning stars were all male while no female was on more than £500,000.
Radio 2’s Chris Evans is the highest-earning BBC employee on at least £2.2million and Claudia Winkleman was the highest paid woman in the £450,000-£499,999 band.
And as the news filtered through to the people on the street, we decided to go out and grab the thoughts from some of our readers.
Bruno Chiappa from Burnside said: “I think it’s out of proportion. Some of them have so many jobs to start with. Why can’t they share the jobs about and give other people a chance?
“None of them are worth the money. Gary Lineker gets paid £1.75m? What does he do?”
Burnside’s James Rae also commented on the amount sports pundits were paid. He said: “I don’t think anyone is worth that amount of money. Especially the football pundits. There is so many of them about.”
Morag Samson from Springhall said: “I don’t agree with it. They all get paid far too much. They should bring in adverts and stop us paying for a TV licence.”
Bill Shackelton, of Burnside, added: “No I don’t think it’s worth paying all that money to them. I mean, look at Gary Lineker, what are they paying him for?”
They should bring in adverts and stop us paying for a TV licence Morag Samson
Not worth it Bill Shackelton
Bring in adverts Morag Samson
Out of proportion Bruno Chiappa
Too many pundits James Rae