The government have forced the BBC to come clean about the salaries it pays to its celeb employees. It makes for shameful reading in this age when the rest of us are forced to live with austerity and cutbacks. Chris Evans presenter of Radio 2's breakfast show comes out with £2.2 million more than double Graham Norton's salary.

The second highest paid is Gary Linker presenter of 'Match of The Day' who earns £1.75 million plus his salary from Walkers Crisps adverts. Graham Norton chat show host earns between £850,000 - £900,000 which is surprising given that his chat show is broadcast on Friday night prime time viewing.

Gary Lineker took to Twitter stating "Happy salary day. I blame my agent and the other tv channels that pay more. Now, where did I put my tin helmet"? The government is right to force the corporation to reveal how much these stars get paid out of our licence money.

People like 'Antiques Roadshow' presenter Fiona Bruce are on considerably less money than male celebs which shows a gender pay gap. Even so coming out with £350,000 Bruce is not doing too badly compared to the rest of us.

Jeremy Corbyn: Enemy of high earners

For a long time now Corbyn has made no secret of his disgust at the payments made to people across the board. Whether they be businessman Philip Green, footballers, or the likes of Chris Evans and rightly so.

Of course, MP's get astronomical salaries and Corbyn has revealed his salary and expenses but unlike these celebs, he did not resist divulging this information. A spokesman for Corbyn has revealed to Sky there would indeed be a crackdown on earners of a certain threshold like the ones mentioned in this article.

When you have people who work in the NHS, firefighters, police and other front line services who can only dream of the money celebs are on there is something immoral about this.

The gap between the super rich and the poor ever since this government came to power in 2010 has grown considerably.

Is the licence fee worth it?

The debate about the licence fee has been discussed and debated by many including the BBC itself. However, nothing has changed where people are forced to pay the licence fee whether they agree with it or not.

The licence fee is a hangover from the early days of radio and television, and alternative ways of funding the corporation should be found. For all the rubbish the BBC inflicts on us these days the corporation does still deliver quality programmes like David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth II'. The BBC like many tv channels now seems to have a politically correct agenda which is tough as far as the BBC is concerned if you do not agree.

It seems completely unfair that those people who struggle to pay the licence fee are funding the lifestyles of Lineker, Evans, Norton and others.