Gary Lineker agrees to cut his £1.75m BBC pay packet

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Match of the Day host Gary Lineker agrees to cut his £1.75m BBC pay packet after backlash when the hard-up corporation axed free TV licences for pensioners The former England striker has agreed to slash his BBC salary amid ongoing rows There was nationwide anger over BBC's axing of free TV licences for over-75s as well as the gender pay gap furore, which saw males stars paid on average more The Match of the Day host, 58, said: 'I love my job at the BBC and I enjoy doing it'  Lineker, the face of Walker's crisps, is thought to be worth around £30 million

By Rod Ardehali For Mailonline

Published: 02:04 BST, 17 September 2019 | Updated: 07:09 BST, 17 September 2019

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Gary Lineker has pledged to take a wage cut amid an ongoing row over the BBC's inflated pay structure for its most high-profile stars.

The Match of the Day host is the highest-paid presenter at the BBC, taking home £1.75million-a-year in a bumper deal alongside his lucrative and long-running relationship with Walker's crisps.

The move comes in the wake of the Corporation's decision to axe free TV licences for pensioners as well as the gender pay gap furore.

The Match of the Day host is the Corporation's highest-paid presenter earning £1.75million-a-year in a bumper deal for the former England striker. The move comes amid the row over the axing of free TV licences for over-75s and the BBC gender pay gap furore

The Match of the Day host is the Corporation's highest-paid presenter earning £1.75million-a-year in a bumper deal for

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