A LIST of the highest-paid TV personalities at the BBC has been published today.

It shows that there are now four women on the list, up from just three last year.

However, four of the top five highest earners are men.

Gary Lineker took £1.75 million according to the figures, which cover the period until the end of March this year - before any cut.

BBC Radio 2 breakfast show DJ Zoe Ball shoots up the list - on £1.36 million, making her the highest-paid woman in the top 10.

The salary does not include her presenting work for Strictly Come Dancing's It Takes Two.

Pay packets made through BBC Studios, the broadcaster's commercial arm and responsible for the likes of Strictly Come Dancing, Antiques Roadshow and Doctor Who, are not disclosed.

Graham Norton takes about £725,000 for his Radio 2 show and some TV work, but not his chat show.

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Desert Island Discs host Lauren Laverne makes the top 10 for the first time, with more than £395,000.

Fiona Bruce takes home over £450,000 for her work on Question Time.

Laverne took over from Kirsty Young on the Radio 4 programme, while Bruce followed in the footsteps of David Dimbleby.

The BBC previously opposed the publication of salaries as a "poacher's charter", but then-boss Lord Hall later said he welcomed the "transparency".

The salaries are being published amid questions about how the BBC will be funded in future.

The licence fee model is guaranteed until December 31, 2027, the end of the current charter.

Decriminalisation of licence fee evasion could also be on the cards - but the BBC has warned that switching to a civil system would cost the broadcaster more than £200 million a year.

These are the top ten salaries on the list:

1. Gary Lineker - £1,750,000-£1,754,999

2. Zoe Ball - £1,360,000-£1,364,999

3. Graham Norton - £725,000-£729,000 

4. Steve Wright - £475,000-£479,999 

5. Huw Edwards - £465,000-£469,999 

6. Fiona Bruce - £450,000-£454,999 

7. Vanessa Feltz - £405,000-£409,999

8. Lauren Laverne - £395,000-£399,999 

=9. Alan Shearer - £390,000-£394,999 

=9. Stephen Nolan - £390,000-£394,999

10. Ken Bruce - £385,000-£389,999