A list of the top 12 earners at the BBC is male-heavy, with no women featuring.
The corporation has for the second year in a row disclosed the salaries of on-air talent earning more than £150,000 in the annual report.
Last year’s report sparked a gender pay gap dispute as only 34 women featured on the 96-strong list. There were also no women featured in the band of earnings above £500,000 last year.
This year, figures have been revealed in bands of £10,000 and not last year’s £50,000.
Last year, Strictly host Claudia Winkleman was revealed to earn between £450,000 to £499,999.
This year, she is still listed as the highest earning woman on the list, but she is listed in the pay bracket of £370,000 – £379,999, a figure which includes work done on her weekly Radio 2 show and then a BBC TV fee for “a range of programmes and series”.
There are women on the list who did not appear last year.
Mary Berry’s salary is published this year, showing the former Great British Bake Off judge earns between £190,000 to £199,999 “for a range of programmes and series”.
Women who are on the list of stars earning more than £150,000 this year and appear to have received pay rises include Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis.
Maitlis, who was absent last year despite co-host Evan Davis appearing, took home between £220,000 and £229,999.
Woman’s Hour host Jane Garvey, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the gender pay pay, is another new name and was paid between £150,000 and £159,000 for work which also includes programmes on 5 Live and episodes of Fortunately.
Some on-air male talent including John Humphrys, Jeremy Vine and Huw Edwards received pay cuts over the last 12 months.
Here is a list of the top 12 highest-paid stars listed in the annual report (2017-18):
1) Gary Lineker – £1,750,000 – £1,759,999
Principal sport: Men’s Football, Match of the Day, Sports Personality of the Year
2) Chris Evans – £1,660,000 – £1,669,999
Principal Programme: BBC Radio 2 breakfast show
3) Graham Norton – £600,000 – £609,999
Principal activity: Weekly show on Radio 2 and BBC TV fee for a range of programmes and series
4) Steve Wright – £550,000 – £559,999
Principal Station: BBC Radio 2 shows
5) Huw Edwards – £520,000 – £529,999
Principal Programme: BBC News At Six And BBC News At Ten
6) Jeremy Vine £440,000 – £449,999
Principal Activity: Daily show on BBC Radio 2 and Eggheads.
7) Alan Shearer £410,000 – £419,999
Principal Sport: Men’s Football, Match of the Day: Premier League and FA Cup
8) Nicky Campbell £410,000 – £419,999
Principal Station: BBC Radio 5 Live
9) Nick Grimshaw £400,000 – £409,999
Principal Station: BBC Radio 1
10) Stephen Nolan £400,000 – £409,999
Principal Station: Multiple Stations
11) John Humphrys £400,000 – £409,999
Principal Programme: Radio 4 Today programme
12) Andrew Marr £400,000 – £409,999
Principal Programme: The Andrew Marr Show
The internet was quick to react after the full salary list was published, with many questioning how the BBC could justify Gary Lineker’s salary.