Six male BBC presenters agree to salary cuts

The move follows Carrie Gracie's resignation as BBC China editor in protest at unequal pay between male and female international editors. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 27, 2018, 07.22 AM (IST)

Following Carrie Gracie's resignation as BBC China editor, six of the leading male presenters have agreed to take pay cuts after revelations over unequal salaries.

As per media reports, Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, John Humphrys, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson and Jeremy Vine had all accepted reduced wages.

The move follows Carrie Gracie's resignation in protest at unequal pay between male and female international editors.

Gracie had published a letter, complaining about the BBC's secretive and illegal pay culture.

Meanwhile, Humphrys said he will be earning hugely less, after agreeing to take a pay cut.

The Today programme and Mastermind host was paid between £600,000 and £649,999 in 2016/17.

He refused to confirm exactly how much he'll lose but he said he will earn roughly half of what he did before.

However, there are no reports on how much the six presenters would now receive.