Top BBC stars paid thousands to host private events

Top BBC stars paid thousands to host private events

The Guardian

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Presenter Andrew Marr earned at least £5,000 for Zoom call with wealth manager, documents reveal

Big businesses are paying leading BBC news presenters tens of thousands of pounds to host events, according to newly released documents that show how financial institutions are employing the public broadcaster’s leading stars.

Andrew Marr, the £360,000-a-year host of BBC One’s Sunday morning politics show, was paid at least £5,000 extra by talking to staff and clients at the wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin on a Zoom call at the end of March.

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