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EXCLUSIVE: Ian Wright drops out of the BBC’s highest earners as he takes a pay cut of at least 29 per cent with Match of the Day’s biggest stars all having their salaries slashed

By Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Published: 16:09 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 16:21 BST, 15 September 2020

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Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright has taken a major pay cut, with his wages at the BBC falling by at least £60,000 and dropping him off the corporation's high earners' list completely.

The BBC published the salaries of its on-air talent on Tuesday as part of its annual report, revealing that host Gary Lineker and pundit Alan Shearer had seen their pay dramatically slashed.

But Wright was a notable absentee from the list altogether as the BBC does not disclose the earnings of any employee that is below £150,000.

Ian Wright's pay at the BBC has fallen by 29 per cent from £210,000 to below £150,000

Ian Wright's pay at the BBC has fallen by 29 per cent from £210,000 to below £150,000

Gary Lineker (left) and Alan Shearer (right) have also taken pay cuts on last year's wages

Gary Lineker (left) and Alan Shearer (right) have also taken pay cuts on last year's wages

Last year, the former Arsenal and England striker was on the list and was revealed to earn between £205,000 and £209,999. His omission means his pay has now fallen by at least 29 per cent.

Lineker's wages went down by £400,000 to £1.35m, which is a drop of 23 per cent. Shearer, meanwhile, saw his pay fall by as much as £55,000. Last year, he was on £440,000-£444,999 and he now

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