Graham – who has been running his BBC show since 2007 and transferred to Channel 4’s Auntie in 2005 – has said he doesn’t believe bosses are financially rewarding female employees if the Company isn’t forced to share the money. salary of its stars.
Of the Beeb’s top 10 employees, only four are women – only one of which is in the top five.
Graham is quoted by the Mail on Sunday as saying, “If they didn’t publish it, there wouldn’t be so many women on the list.”
He added: “They were ashamed to put more women on this list.”
The 2020 BBC staff salaries were unveiled last month – with Match of the Day host Gary Linkeker topping the list with an annual salary of between £ 1,750,000 and £ 1,754,999.
While BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball was propelled to second place following a pay rise, bringing her down to an income of between £ 1,360,000 and £ 1,364,999.
While Graham earns between £ 725,000 and £ 729,999 for his work on Radio 2 as well as for his talk show and host at various awards, events and other shows.
The rest of the top 10 include Steve Wright, Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce, Vanessa Felts, Lauren Laverne, Alan Shearer and Stephen Nolan.
The BBC was widely criticized in 2017 when salaries were made public, showing discrepancies between the earnings of male and female employees.
The Company has been required since 2017 to publish the salaries of staff who earn more than £ 150,000 a year – with the first public documents showing that the 96 employees over £ 150,000 were predominantly male.
Of the top earners, 62 were men and 34 were women – with the scandal prompting resignations, while some male employees announced they would agree to pay cuts in response to the scandal.