Wednesday afternoon has seen the publication of exactly who have been the top (on-air) BBC earners this past year.

Right at the top of the list is presenter, and former player, Gary Lineker.

He is a real class act and in my opinion is worth every penny of his pay.

You only need to gauge the level of disappointment expressed by most football fans, at the fact it is ITV who unfortunately have the rights to tonight’s England v Croatia semi final.

Gary Lineker is in the £1,750,000-£1,759,999 pay bracket. It looks like his pay has stayed the same as last year, as he was then in the £1,750,000 – £1,799,999 bracket, the way the BBC present the various earnings having changed slightly.

The joint seventh top on-air earner at the BBC is Alan Shearer, he is in the same pay bracket as TV and radio presenter Nicky Campbell – £410,000-£419,999.

Like Lineker, Alan Shearer appears to be getting the same as a year ago, as his pay bracket 12 months ago was £400,000 – £449,999.

In terms of purely football, Alan Shearer is the top paid pundit on Match of The Day/BBC Sport.

As an illustration, he doesn’t make the top 10 but Ian Wright is having to ‘struggle’ along on £170,000-£179,999 from the BBC this past year, less than half of Alan Shearer’s pay.

The BBC on-air salary list – financial year 2017-18:

Gary Lineker – £1,750,000-£1,759,999

Chris Evans – £1,660,000-£1,669,999

Graham Norton – £600,000-£609,999

Steve Wright – £550,000-£559,999

Huw Edwards – £520,000-£529,999

Jeremy Vine – £440,000-£449,999

Nicky Campbell – £410,000-£419,999

Alan Shearer – £410,000-£419,999

John Humphrys – £400,000-£409,999

Nick Grimshaw – £400,000-£409,999

Stephen Nolan – £400,000-£409,999

Andrew Marr – £400,000-£409,999

(***Some names have been removed from the list since last year because programmes made by BBC Studios do not have to be included. BBC Studios makes many of the corporation’s most popular programmes but is a subsidiary that has been classed as a commercial entity since April 2017.)



  • TheNutJob

    Al will be cheering the boys on tonight and we`ll pagger the Croats
    then the 🐸 will meet their Waterloo on Sunday in Moscow
    ⚽ 🏆
    c`mon the lads

    • Wor Lass

      I`ve got the St George`s flag up!

      • TheNutJob

        great

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        Go to hospital, they’ll get it back out and don’t try and explain how it got there, they’ve heard it all before.

        • Rich Lawson

          Is that what Skinner and Baddiel meant then,did Ian Broudie know ?

        • Wor Lass

          Careful, Bobbi, your in danger of becoming funny!

      • Rich Lawson

        You’ll be getting fire bombed before the weekend !

        • Wor Lass

          I doubt it – the Mackems are away!

  • Dillon Tovak

    It’s funny that Shearers on more than Andrew Marr.

    I wish he was my uncle 🤑

    • Billmag

      Marr is an absolutely brilliant interviewer and so is Andrew Neil, Marr more so because he overcame a stroke.

      • Dillon Tovak

        Yeah it’s a match of the day side kick can be in a higher bracket than him.

      • Rich Lawson

        Neil is, probably from all the time he spent in Fleet St,he doesn’t shirk asking a hard question or disagreeing,it’s a shame his show is on so late.

        • Billmag

          Correct 👍👍

  • Jimmy_toons

    Paying these public sector workers with tax payers money for watching and talking about football for a few hours a week, and for about 50 days a year is really gross.
    How many doctors, nurses and physiotherapists in the NHS could this money be used to fund instead on these fat cats?
    It’s not as if people wouldn’t watch match of the day or other programmes, or listen to the radio if these experts weren’t on. It’s a money go round among mates with our money , and it stinks.

    • Steve Smith

      People would still watch but in fewer numbers and for less time.

      I’ll watch the build up and post match analysis for the world cup games on the BBC but I’ll watch just the 90 minutes with the ITV coverage as it’s sh**e.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        I think ITV’s is better, the only thing that is good about the BBC chat is watching Kinsman try to decipher what Ferdinand is saying. You can see his mind going back to English lessons in Germany and thinking, “I’m sure he’s got his tenses mixed up there”

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      The problem being is that it’s not a choice to subscribe. Although you don’t have to have a TV licence to have a TV, it’s a bit of an archaic way of funding.

      I like a lot of the BBC content and would subscribe but to charge people over £140 a year where (stereotype alert) the least well off consume the least of the BBC content so they are paying a higher % of their earnings for (stereotype alert) BBC1’s Eastenders and the oneshow whilst some of us who are doing better financially are paying the same for BBC2, BBC5, Radio 4, website, 6 music etc.

      At least put adverts on and pay for it that way.

      • Jimmy_toons

        I think 35p per day for what’s on offer from the Beeb is fantastic value. I don’t want adverts on it, I just don’t think paying already loaded so called ‘stars’ is a good use of the licence fee money

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          It is good value for me too but it would be nice to have the choice. It’s also just a little unfair, for some, the documentaries, news, music, sport, science etc, it’s great value. If all you watch is Eastenders and the one show (is that still a thing?), not so good value

          • TheNutJob

            the bbc is
            💩

      • Rich Lawson

        A step to far Bobbi,NO adverts on the BBC ever,let’s try and keep some standards.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          We have adverts on the BBC anyway, they are just called ‘idents’ , most programs are made for ad breaks in anycase, they just use fillers

  • Steve Smith

    Look out, there’ll be a queue of female retired footballers crying sexism with these figures revealed.

  • Rich Lawson

    He’s turned into quite a good pundit since he became able to slag people off instead of all that ”he’ll be disapointed with that” nonsense he spouted to begin with.How much does Jenas get and why is he there ? Did anyone see that aside Lineker made to him recently about his hair ? Still very touchy about it then ?

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    It’s the unique way the BBC is funded

    • TheNutJob

      not as unique as Fatty`s Mash Holdings

  • Dublintoon

    Graham norton needs to get a new agent

  • TheNutJob

    the only time i watch the Bee bee cee is for what little sport they have left
    i am watching the greatest tennis player of all times at the minute

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I might have known “Mr Shearer” would be up there when it comes to accruing cash but how much more does this greedy so and so need ?

    • TheNutJob

      you talking about Fat Mick

      • X,WHY,Y MAN.

        Nope, “Mr Shearer” himself !

        • TheNutJob

          i know, it`s peanuts. CR7 is on £73,000 a day

          • Rich Lawson

            Just for hair care products !

  • SuperDesHamilton

    Wonder how much money the BBC spent buying off victims of saville etc..

    • TheNutJob

      i`d keep stum on that with the historic record Newcastle have

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Aye let’s keep quiet incase someone takes the mick, goodness me

        • TheNutJob

          that`s not the point, goodness me

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Well it is like.

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂😂

  • TheNutJob

    here`s a tip for Mugpie, Kenedy is staying in the Hilton Gatesheed overlooking the Tyne, get yourself stationed by a lift and have a natter

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Don’t tell him that ffs, he’ll be setting up across the river, day of the jackal style

      • TheNutJob

        he`s not on here so i take it he`s over there
        😂😂😂
        or he`s chatting to Rafa in a lift somewhere

        • SuperDesHamilton

          Lining up his scope as we speak…if he can’t have him then no one can!

        • Rich Lawson

          If it’s stuck Rafa’ won’t get thru the safety hatch !!

    • Rich Lawson

      He’s been tipped off and keeps fit going down the fire stairs.

  • TheNutJob

    just been having a look at some other clubs signings, West Spam have spent
    £47m and they have a £40m bid on the table for Anderson of Lazio
    Fatty`s spent £4m

    • HarryHype59

      They actually got less TV money than NUFC last season.

    • Rich Lawson

      More money in p##n than football tops then ? Actually there probably is,wait for one of our enlightened business bretheren to correct me on that.

  • Leazes.

    Wanna know why Shearer drops his ‘aitches’?

    • Rich Lawson

      ”Just the son of a sheet metal worker from West Ham” ?

  • HarryHype59

    Like many people I hardly watch the BBC, yet I am forced to pay an exorbitant license fee so “presenters” can be absurdly overpaid. The BBC needs to be dragged into 2018.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Harry, we agree! Sell it off, privatise it and those who want the BBC can pay by advertising or subscribe

    • Leazes.

      Apply for your free tv licence if you are over 75 like fleckman and pay nowt.