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Five BBC stars are paid over £1m

At least five BBC presenters, actors and journalists are paid salaries of more than £1m, according to an analysis of figures from the broadcaster's forthcoming annual report, with Graham Norton, pictured above, thought to be the top earner on £1.5m per year.

The corporation will issue a breakdown of its spending on talent on 12 July, which is reported to show that the total spend dropped from £221.5m in 2009 to £212.5m last year.