THE BBC was yesterday accused of covering up sky-high payments to its top stars. It published the official salaries of those on more than £150,000 a year, but critics said the list ignores “secret” payments to stars made through commercial arm BBC Studios. Yesterday’s list said Graham Norton got £610,000 for his Radio 2 show. In fact he is on more than £2million in total, with the cash for his chat show paid through a private production firm. Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman was the second highest earning woman at £370,000 — but she again makes another £120,000 through BBC Studios.Also missing from the list are the Strictly judges. Each gets more than £150,000, with head judge Shirley Ballas on £250,000. The One Show hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones, who earn around £500,000 each, were also kept off the list. Fiona Bruce was included with a salary of £259,999 — but excluded was the £200,000 extra she gets for Antiques Roadshow. Dragons’ Den host Evan Davis was listed as earning £279,999 but the £40,000 extra he gets from the BBC2 business show was omitted.Others undeclared by the BBC include casts of Holby City, Casualty, Doctor Who and EastEnders. The… Read full this story
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