The Daily Telegraph said the broadcaster had called in accountants and lawyers to discover disparities in pay between the sexes.
Presenters Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Angela Rippon were among a number of women who put their names to a frank open letter to director general Tony Hall, urging him to “correct this disparity” over gender pay.
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The letter followed the revelation of a sizeable gap in the earnings of the corporation’s best-known male and female presenters and actors, with Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans topping the list on more than £2 million, while the highest paid woman was Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman on £450,000-£499,999.
The paper quoted a source saying that “nothing is off the table” when it came to pay at the corporation, with the review expected to take around six weeks.