He was succeeded by Ball and her figure will only reflect what she earned for hosting the show in the first three months of the year, as well as her earnings for the Saturday show she hosted before that. John Humphrys' salary is half what it was two years ago according to the lists of british tv sports presenters. Mr Humphry's salary provoked some backlash two years ago, especially in light of the fact that Sarah Montague - his Today co-host - didn't make the list at all. There were 16 new entries in the list this year, 10 of whom were female.
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The BBC has published what it pays senior managers for several years but has always resisted calls to declare the salaries of on-screen "talent", saying it would have an inflationary effect in a competitive market.
As a result, Wednesday's publication of the annual report has attracted considerably more interest than usual, with 96 names on the list.
Lineker, in fact, is likely to earn more from the BBC than his personal salary as his production company Goalhanger Films also makes documentaries for the corporation, including the recent film about boxer Anthony Joshua, and co-produces The Premier League Show.
I blame my agent and the other TV channels that pay more.
Now where did I put my tin helmet? More recently, however, Mohammad has been presenting rugby union, snooker and Saturday's Final Score programme, as well as being part of the BBC's Rio coverage and filling in on Match of the Day.