Gary Lineker has his say over £1.75m salary, not everyone appreciates the joke

Gary Lineker has broken his silence over his £1.75m pay packet, making him the second highest earner at the BBC.

The Match of the Day presenter earns £1.75m, second only to Evans, on £2.2m.

Following publication of the BBC’s biggest stars’ salaries for the first time on Wednesday, it is a strategy best described as ‘high risk’.

It was a sentiment not surprisingly repeated elsewhere.

Lineker earlier said it was ‘tin helmet’ time ahead of the publication of the BBC stars’ salaries.

Chris Evans, possibly for the first time ever, was keeping quiet.


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