Highest paid BBC presenters: top male salaries revealed - full list including Gary Lineker and Huw Edwards

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Huw Edwards is the big mover in terms of earnings before he was suspended by the BBC for allegedly paying a vulnerable teen for explicit pictures

The BBC's highest paid male stars have been revealed, according to the British broadcaster's financial records for 2023.

Match of the Day presenters once again dominate the billing with Gary Lineker being the top earner for the sixth year in a row. It comes just months after the former Tottenham and Barcelona footballer's BBC future was up in the air following a controversial tweet which saw him compare the government's asylum policy to Nazi Germany.

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Salaries published do not include all the presenters, actors and other workers that work at the corporation. This is because BBC Studios, which acts as the BBC's commercial arm, does not have to reveal its own stars' earnings.

Here is everything you need to know about the top earners at the BBC, including a full list and the salary that they are taking home.

The BBC's highest earning stars have been revealed - Credit: Getty / BBCThe BBC's highest earning stars have been revealed - Credit: Getty / BBC
The BBC's highest earning stars have been revealed - Credit: Getty / BBC | Getty

Highest paid BBC presenters in 2022 to 2023

Below is a full list of the BBC's top 10 earning presenters in 2023:

  • Gary Lineker - £1,350,000
  • Zoe Ball - £980,000
  • Alan Shearer - £445,000
  • Huw Edwards - £435,000
  • Stephen Nolan - £400,000
  • Fiona Bruce - £395,000
  • Greg James - £395,000
  • Ken Bruce - £390,000
  • Lauren Laverne - £390,000
  • Sophie Raworth - £365,000
  • Steve Wright - £360,000
  • Amol Rajan - £335,000
  • George Alagiah - £335,000
  • Naga Munchetty - £335,000
  • Mark Chapman - £325,000
  • Mishal Husain - £315,000
  • Laura Kuenssberg - £305,000
  • Scott Mills - £300,000
  • Victoria Derbyshire - £295,000
  • Nicky Campbell - £295,000

Who's BBC salaries have gone up and down the most in the last year?

The biggest mover by far in the BBC is Huw Edwards, who viewers will recognise for his coverage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's death and subsequent funeral. Rising from sixth to fourth place in the standings, the Welshman has received a £25,000 pay increase which sees him now earn a grand total of £435,000.

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While BBC Radio 2 DJ Scott Mills was the one who saw the biggest pay deduction, earning a jaw-dropping £100,000 les than the year prior, taking home £300,000. This reflects his Radio 2 afternoon show being cut by an hour, as well as his 5 Live Saturday exit.d

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