BBC must ‘look very hard at itself’ as top female presenters revolt over pay

As top female presenters at the state-funded BBC decry gender pay gap at the corporation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the broadcaster must “look very hard at itself.”

Forty female presenters signed an open letter to the director general, Tony Hall, on Sunday, complaining about inequality in men’s and women’s pay.

The women included Newsnight presenters Emily Maitlis and Kirsty Wark, presenters Clare Balding and Angela Rippon and One Show host Alex Jones.

Coordinated by Woman’s Hour host Jane Garvey, the effort seeks to fix the pay gap.

Some of the women who signed the letter: (L to R)  Katya Adler, Anita Anand, Sue Barker, Fiona Bruce, Clare Balding and Annabel Croft

According to an unprecedented list of top earners published by the corporation on Wednesday, the BBC’s best-paid employee, Chris Evans, collected at least £2.2 million in the last financial year, while Claudia Winkleman (pictured below), the best-paid female employee,…

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