THE UK is once again outraged to learn that stars of hugely successful BBC shows are paid actual money for their jobs.
The figures, included in the BBC’s annual report, have shocked regular viewers of popular BBC shows who assumed the stars they loved were better than that.
Sue Traherne of Colchester said: “It’s Zoe Ball that hurts the most. She’s so warm and friendly and down-to-earth in the mornings, then I discover she’s getting a million quid for it? Duplicitous bitch.
“I’d accept it if she was getting minimum wage or even something more generous, like 50p an hour on top. But this? I’m sure the other channels who want big names that viewers love just get them for free.”
Plasterer Joe Turner agreed: “The news is just what’s happening. It’s all out there for free. So why am I paying Huw Edwards four hundred grand a year to read it out?
“If he was on ITV, fair enough, they have adverts. But the BBC’s public service and I’m the public. Pay him nothing, and at the end of the year if we’ve liked the news we’ll pass the hat round.
“Also, it’s a f**king liberty that I’m paying Gary Lineker’s salary when I don’t like his politics. Next year if he’s not to the right of Mussolini he should get nothing.”