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Last year, the BBC revealed that football pundit Gary Lineker, 60, took a voluntary pay cut, meaning £400,000 of his salary was slashed. In the 2019/20 financial year, he was was the highest-earning BBC star with a £1.75m salary.
Yesterday, The Times reported that the BBC is expected to announce a 10 per cent drop in pay for its highest-earning presenters.
Ahead of the annual report being published, a senior source told them it would show “pay bill for top talent down by 10 per cent”.
The article adds that part of the £2 million decrease in the wage bill is expected to include Gary Lineker’s £400,000 cut.
Twitter account News For All shared the news with their 21,000 followers today.
They wrote: “NEW: Gary Lineker is to get a £400,000 pay cut at the BBC.”
In view of his eight million followers, the ex footballer wrote: “Another one? Christ, nobody told me.”
The football pundit has since deleted the tweet.
Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Gary for comment.
More to follow…
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