The staggering amount some of the BBC’s presenters, newsreaders and other staff earn has been revealed.

Scroll down for list of highest paid earners

Chris Evans has been revealed as the highest earner at the BBC after the corporation was forced by the Government to disclose stars’ salaries.

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Chris Evans

The Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear presenter earned more than £2m last year, more than double Graham Norton, who picked up just under £900,000.

Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker, who collected more than £1.75m, joked ahead of the announcement over a potential backlash.

He tweeted: “Happy BBC salary day. I blame my agent and the other TV channels that pay more. Now where did I put my tin helmet?”

Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker

The figures reveal a huge disparity between men and woman, with 17 men earning over £300,000, compared with seven women.

Just two of the top 10 earners are women.

The highest-earning female is Claudia Winkleman, the presenter of Strictly Come Dancing, who earns around £500,000.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly
Claudia Winkleman (left) and Tess Daly

She is closely followed by The One Show’s Alex Jones, earning over £400,000.

Long-serving sports presenter Sue Barker earned £300,000, while former England striker Alan Shearer collected more than £400,000 for being a pundit.

The highest-paid actor at the BBC is Derek Thompson, who plays Charlie in Casualty.

He gets between £350,000 and £400,000 – more than Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi – who is in the £200,000 to £250,000 bracket (the same as Adam Woodyatt – EastEnders’ Ian Beale).

LIST OF HIGHEST PAID EARNERS

TV NON SCRIPTED FACTUAL AND ENTERTAINMENT

£150,000 – £199,999

DARCEY BUSSELL CONTRIBUTOR, MEL GIEDROYC PRESENTER, CRAIG HORWOOD CONTRIBUTOR, PAUL MARTIN PRESENTER, SIMON SCHAMA PRESENTER.

£200,000 – £249,999

GARY BARLOW CONTRIBUTOR, LEN GOODMAN CONTRIBUTOR, DANNII MINOGUE CONTRIBUTOR, BRUNO TONIOLI, CONTRIBUTOR, ALAN YENTOB PRESENTER.

£300,000 – £349,999

NICK KNOWLES PRESENTER

£350,000 399,999

TESS DALY PRESENTER

£400,000 – £449,999 ALEX JONES PRESENTER

NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

£150,000 – £199,999

KAMAL AHMED CORRESPONDENT, JEREMY BOWEN CORRESPONDENT, BEN BROWN PRESENTER, MARK EASTON CORRESPONDENT, GAVIN ESLER PRESENTER, JAMES NAUGHTIE CORRESPONDENT AND PRESENTER, JOHN PIENAAR CORRESPONDENT, SOPHIE RAWORTH PRESENTER, JOHN SIMPSON CORRESPONDENT, KIRSTY WARK PRESENTER, JUSTIN WEBB PRESENTER.

£200,000-£249,999

VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE PRESENTER, MISHAL HUSAIN PRESENTER, MARTHA KEARNEY PRESENTER, LAURA KUENSSBERG CORRESPONDENT, ANDREW NEIL PRESENTER, JON SOPEL CORRESPONDENT.

£250,000-£299,000

GEORGE ALAGIAH PRESENTER, NICK ROBINSON PRESENTER.

£300,000 – £349,999

EDDIE MAIR PRESENTER

RADIO

£150,000 – £199,999

ADRIAN CHILES PRESENTER, GREG JAMES PRESENTER, SHAUN KEAVENY PRESENTER, MOIRA STUART PRESENTER, JO WHILEY PRESENTER.

£200,000 – £249,999

MARK RADCLIFFE PRESENTER

£250,000-£299,999

KEN BRUCE PRESENTER, SCOTT MILLS PRESENTER, TREVOR NELSON PRESENTER.

£300,000 – £349,999

LAUREN LAVERNE PRESENTER

£350,000 – £399,999

VANESSA FELTZ PRESENTER, NICK GRIMSHAW PRESENTER, SIMON MAYO PRESENTER

£400,000 – £449,999

NICKY CAMPBELL PRESENTER

£500,000 – £549,999

STEVE WRIGHT PRESENTER

SPORT

£150,000 – £199,999

JONATHAN AGNEW PRESENTER AND COMMENTATOR, CLARE BALDING PRESENTER, JONATHAN DAVIES CONTRIBUTOR, JOHN McENROE PRESENTER AND COMMENTATOR.

£200,000 – £249,999

JOHN INVERDALE PRESENTER, GABBY LOGAN PRESENTER.

£250,000 – £299,999

JASON MOHAMMAD PRESENTER

£300,000 – £349,999

SUE BARKER PRESENTER

£400,000 – £449,999

ALAN SHEARER

£1,750,000 – £1,799,999

GARY LINEKER PRESENTER

 MUTI-GENRE

£150,000 – £199,999

NAGA MUNCHETTY PRESENTER AND CONTRIBUTOR

£200,000 – £249,999

MARK CHAPMAN PRESENTER, JOOLS HOLLAND PRESENTER, DAN WALKER PRESENTER

£250,000 – £299,999

ZOE BALL PRESENTER, BRIAN COX PRESENTER, EVAN DAVIS PRESENTER

£350,000 – £399,999

FIONA BRUCE PRESENTER

£400,000 – £449,999

ANDREW MARR PRESENTER, STEPHEN NOLAN PRESENTER

£450,000 – £499,999

MATT BAKER COMMENTATOR AND PRESENTER, CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN PRESENTER

£550,000 – £599,999

HUW EDWARDS PRESENTER

£600,000 – £649,999

JOHN HUMPHRYS PRESENTER

£700,000 – £749,999

JEREMY VINE PRESENTER

£850,000 – £899,999

GRAHAM NORTON PRESENTER

£2,200,000 – £2,249,999

CHRIS EVANS PRESENTER

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