With a host of female stars in ‘revolt’ over the BBC’s pay gap, Paddy Power have installed Clare Balding as the favourite from the list to leave next at 2/1.
Other short-priced contenders include Today presenter Sarah Montague (4/1), and One Show stalwart Alex Jones (6/1) – both of whom, like Balding, are signatories of the call-to-action letter to Beeb director general Tony Hall.
— Clare Balding (@clarebalding) July 23, 2017
However, the favourite in that market is Claudia Winkleman (2/1), the highest paid woman on the BBC’s pay list today.
Asked about the row spokesman Paddy Power said: “The BBC pay list has sent shockwaves through showbiz– who knew that Ian Beale was such a lucrative role?
“But, after the pay gap letter, it’s clear that many of the BBC’s best stars are reviewing their future.”
2/1 Claudia Winkleman
10/3 Steve Wright
4/1 Graham Norton
5/1 Chris Evans
6/1 John Humphrys
7/1 Huw Edwards
9/1 Jeremy Vine
9/1 Gary Lineker
2/1 Clare Balding
4/1 Sarah Montague
6/1 Alex Jones
6/1 Emily Maitlis
7/1 Louise Minchin
12/1 Laura Kuenssberg
14/1 Fiona Bruce
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* All prices correct at time of posting.