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BBC pay: How much do its stars earn?

The BBC has, for the first time, published salaries of its highest-paid stars - with all those earning £150,000 or more included.

The salaries are grouped into £50,000 blocks and are for the financial year 2016-17, where they came directly from the licence fee. They do not include each individual's earnings from other broadcasters or commercial activities. Here, we round up the top earners and what they do.

Radio 2 presenters

The nation's most listened-to radio station, Radio 2, has the highest BBC earner among its presenters - Chris Evans.

Graham Norton, Jeremy Vine and Steve Wright are also among the top seven highest-paid stars.

CHRIS EVANS (Pay bracket: £2,200,000 - £2,249,999)

The top earner on the list, Chris Evans has hosted Radio 2's Breakfast Show every weekday morning since 2010. He also co-presented one series of TV show Top Gear.

GRAHAM NORTON (£850,000 - £899,999)

Host of a Saturday morning show on Radio 2, Norton co-presented BBC One's Saturday evening talent show Let It Shine, and also commentates on the Eurovision Song Contest. His earnings do not include those from his Friday night chat show, for which the BBC pays an independent production company, which in turn pays his salary.

JEREMY VINE (£700,000 - £749,999)

Jeremy Vine hosts the lunchtime show on Radio 2 every weekday. He also presents Crimewatch, Points of View, and Eggheads on BBC TV.

STEVE WRIGHT (£500,000 - £549,999)

A long-standing BBC DJ, Steve Wright presents Radio 2 weekday show Steve Wright in the Afternoon and Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs on Sunday mornings.

SIMON MAYO (£350,000 - £399,999)

Simon Mayo has presented Simon Mayo Drivetime on weekday afternoons since 2010. He is also the co-host of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on Radio 5 live on Friday afternoons.

VANESSA FELTZ (£350,000 - £399,999)

Vanessa Feltz presents an early morning show on Radio 2 and the BBC London Breakfast Show every weekday.

Others:

£250,000 - £299,999

  • Zoe Ball - also presents on TV
  • Ken Bruce

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Jools Holland - also presents on TV
  • Mark Radcliffe - also presents on Radio 6 Music

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Moira Stuart
  • Jo Whiley

Other radio presenters

NICKY CAMPBELL (£400,000 - £449,999)

A co-host of Radio 5 live's Breakfast Show on weekday mornings, Campbell also presents BBC One's Sunday morning programme The Big Questions.

STEPHEN NOLAN (£400,000 - £449,999)

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Stephen Nolan presents The Nolan Show on BBC Radio Ulster and presents a programme on BBC Radio 5 live several nights a week. He also hosts Question Time: Extra Time on 5 Live and Nolan Live on BBC One Northern Ireland.

NICK GRIMSHAW (£350,000 - £399,999)

Nick Grimshaw has presented the Radio 1 Breakfast Show since 2012.

Others:

£300,000 - £349,999

  • Lauren Laverne - 6 Music
  • Eddie Mair - Radio 4

£250,000 - £299,999

  • Scott Mills - Radio 1
  • Trevor Nelson - Radio 1

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Adrian Chiles - Radio 5 live and TV
  • Greg James - Radio 1
  • Shaun Keaveny - 6 Music

Sport

GARY LINEKER (£1,750,000 - £1,799,999)

Former England striker Gary Lineker presents the BBC's flagship football highlights programme Match of the Day on Saturday nights. He is also one of the hosts for the annual Sports Personality of the Year awards night.

Pay bracket: £400,000 - £449,999

  • Alan Shearer - pundit

£300,000 - £349,999

  • Sue Barker - presenter

£250,000 -£299,999

  • Jason Mohammad - presenter

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Mark Chapman - presenter
  • John Inverdale - presenter
  • Gabby Logan - presenter

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Jonathan Agnew - correspondent
  • Clare Balding - presenter
  • Jonathan Davies - pundit
  • John McEnroe - pundit

EastEnders

Image caption Adam Woodyatt (left) and Danny Dyer

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Danny Dyer
  • Adam Woodyatt

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Laurie Brett
  • Letitia Dean
  • Tameka Empson
  • Linda Henry
  • Scott Maslen
  • Diane Parish
  • Gillian Taylforth
  • Lacey Turner

Today programme

JOHN HUMPHRYS (£600,000 - £649,000)

John Humphrys has presented Radio 4's Today programme since 1987. He also has been the quizmaster of BBC Two's Mastermind since 2003.

Image caption Today presenters (left to right) Mishal Husain, Nick Robinson and Justin Webb

Other presenters:

£250,000 - £299,999

  • Nick Robinson

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Mishal Husain

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Justin Webb

Fellow presenter Sarah Montague is not on the list.

Other presenters

£450,000 - £499,999

  • Matt Baker - The One Show co-host

£400,000 - £449,000

  • Alex Jones - The One Show co-host
  • Andrew Marr - The Andrew Marr Show

£250,000 - £299,999

  • Brian Cox - Forces of Nature & The Entire Universe
  • Evan Davis - Dragons' Den & Newsnight

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Dan Walker - BBC Breakfast and Sport

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Naga Munchetty - BBC Breakfast

Casualty and Holby City

DEREK THOMPSON (£350,000 - £399,999)

Derek Thompson is the highest-paid actor on the list. He has played Charlie Fairhead in hospital drama Casualty since the series started in 1986.

AMANDA MEALING (£250,000 - £299,999)

Amanda Mealing plays Connie Beauchamp in Casualty, having previously played the character in the BBC's other hospital drama Holby City.

Others:

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Rosie Marcel

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Guy Henry
  • Hugh Quarshie
  • Jemma Redgrave
  • Catherine Shipton

Drama

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Peter Capaldi - Doctor Who
  • Emilia Fox - Silent Witness
  • Sir David Jason - Still Open All Hours

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Tim Roth - Rillington Place

News and Current Affairs

£550,000 - £599,999

  • Huw Edwards - presenter

£350,000 - £399,999

  • Fiona Bruce - presenter

£250,000 - £299,999

  • George Alagiah - presenter

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Victoria Derbyshire - presenter
  • Martha Kearney - presenter
  • Laura Kuenssberg - correspondent
  • Andrew Neil - presenter
  • Jonathan Sopel - correspondent

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Kamal Ahmed - correspondent
  • Jeremy Bowen - correspondent
  • Ben Brown - presenter
  • Mark Easton - correspondent
  • Gavin Esler - presenter
  • James Naughtie - correspondent
  • John Pienaar - correspondent
  • Sophie Raworth - presenter
  • John Simpson - correspondent
  • Kirsty Wark - presenter

Strictly Come Dancing

CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN (£450,000 - £499,999)

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Claudia Winkleman has co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing, with Tess Daly, since 2014 and also presents a Sunday night show on Radio 2. She presented BBC One's Film programme from 2010 to 2016, though she left the programme before the start of the 2016-17 financial year.

Image copyright Guy Levy
Image caption Strictly's stars (from left) Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Tess Daly, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli

£350,000 - £399,999

  • Tess Daly

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Len Goodman
  • Bruno Tonioli

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Darcey Bussell
  • Craig Horwood

TV Non-scripted (Factual and Entertainment)

£300,000 - £349,999

  • Nick Knowles - DIY SOS

£200,000 - £249,999

  • Gary Barlow - Let It Shine
  • Dannii Minogue - Let It Shine
  • Alan Yentob - Imagine

£150,000 - £199,999

  • Mel Giedroyc - Let It Shine and Eurovision
  • Paul Martin - Flog It!
  • Simon Schama - Civilisations

Specialist Contractors and Writers

Pay bracket: £150,000 - £199,999

  • Daryl Bramley - programme manager
  • Colin Brown - identity architect
  • Roy Clarke - writer
  • Patrick Foody - analytics architect
  • Claire Hetherington - IT programme manager
  • James Hewines - technical project manager
  • Daran Little - writer
  • Ruth Moreland - project manager
  • Andy Pryor - casting manager
  • Terence Reeves - service architect
  • Noel Scotford - programme manager
  • Richard Smith - integration lead

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