Alex Jones reveals she was ‘shocked’ when she discovered co-star Matt Baker got paid £50,000 MORE than her for The One Show.
She weighed in on the BBC gender pay gap after a list of the salaries of the broadcaster’s top earners was published.
It showed Jones took home between £400,000 and £449,000, while Baker earns between £450,000 and £499,000.
She told the Daily Mirror: “Matt and I have never discussed wages, but I assumed we got paid the same.
“I was quite shocked. I guess everybody else was.”
Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Angela Rippon were among more than 40 women who wrote an open letter to Director General Tony Hall demanding he take action after salaries for the BBC’s 96 best-paid stars was released.
It was revealed that Chris Evans was paid between £2.2 million and £2,249,999 during 2016/17 for his work with the broadcaster, which included Top Gear and Radio 2.
The salary was four times that of the highest-earning woman, Claudia Winkleman, who took home £450,000 to £499,999 for her work on Strictly Come Dancing and radio.
Evans defended his pay cheque telling his Radio 2 listeners that he had sought advice from his “very wise” mother who told him to “earn what you can, when you can, while you can”.