Love of money at the BBC The nationally funded broadcaster fought ‘tooth and nail’ to keep the secret. John Benton, Editor image: iStock But in July the salaries of some of the BBC’s most famous presenters were finally published. The top earner was the Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans, who pockets £2.2 million per annum, then came Match of the Day frontman Gary Lineker with £1.7 million. Among journalists and interviewers, Jeremy Vine’s annual ‘haul’ is £700,000, while the most highly paid woman Strictly Come was Dancing’s Claudia Winkelman with around £450,000. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.