Gary Lineker has been named the BBC's best-paid presenter once again, earning up to £1.76 million in 2019-2020. The Match of the Day presenter has now signed a new five-year contract with the broadcaster but that will involve a 23 percent pay cut going forward. Despite the £400,000 hit, Lineker is still set to remain on or near the top of the BBC earners list, though he could earn less than Zoe Ball.
The Radio 2 presenter has seen her pay rise by £1 million since she took over the breakfast show in 2019 and she earned up to £1.36 million in 2019-2020. Irish presenter Graham Norton was the BBC's third-highest earner over the past year, pocketing as much as £729,000.