BBC's freelance stars' estimated earnings


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The Deloitte review found the BBC pays £150,000 or more a year to 124 stars using public service companies.

Sophie Raworth

The BBC newsreader and presenter is also believed to be among the 131 on-air freelancers paid through a PSC.

Richard Hammond

The Top Gear presenter is  understood to use a PSC  called Hamster’s Wheel Productions.

Chris Moyles

The former Radio 1 Breakfast Show host is believed to be paid by the BBC through a PSC called Saviour Productions.

Fiona Bruce

The newsreader and presenter of Antiques Roadshow operates as a company called Paradox Productions.

Jeremy Paxman

The Newsnight presenter has a personal service company called Out in the Dark Ltd, which he has said he only set up after the BBC told him to.