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.
We’ve have also priced up which of the best-paid stars will take a pay-cut next year – with Steve Wright (10/3), Graham Norton (4/1), Chris Evans (5/1), and Gary Lineker (9/1) all contenders.
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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.”Which BBC presenter will get a pay cut in 2018?
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
Our full BBC pay specials are available online here.
* All prices correct at time of posting.