These are the 10 highest-earning BBC stars

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Chris Evans is one of the highest earners (Source: Getty)

The BBC has finally unveiled its long-awaited list of its best-paid stars, listing 96 presenters and actors paid more than £150,000 a year.

This morning it prepared the ground by admitting just a third of its highest-paid stars are women: Lord Hall, the BBC's direct general, said that highlighted the need to "go further and faster" on gender issues.

Between them, the 96 earn just under £30m, the figures show.

But who earns the most? The BBC publishes "tiers" for its presenters. Here are the top earners:

Rank Name Salary
1. Chris Evans £2.2m+
2. Gary Lineker £1.75m+
3. Graham Norton £850,000+
4. Jeremy Vine £700,000+
5. John Humphrys £600,000+
6. Huw Edwards £550,000+
7. Steve Wright £500,000+
8. Matt Baker and Claudia Winkleman £450,000+
9. Andrew Marr, Stephen Nolan, Nicky Campbell, Alan Shearer and Alex Jones £400,000+
10. Fiona Bruce, Vanessa Feltz, Nick Grimshaw, Simon Mayo, Derek Thompson and Tess Daly £350,000+

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