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Former political editor Andrew Marr also came out fighting and defended his £400,000-a-year salary and said: 'I have been offered deals by the BBC's commercial rivals at a higher rate'.
Other BBC insiders say that publishing the salary details is going to push up salaries or see talent leave for rivals.
The One Show's Alex Jones is joint ninth in the top ten - and is the only other woman in there.
One Show host Matt Baker's £500,000 salary reveals he earned £50,000 more than his co-star.
BBC women are irate with many using the hashtags #notonthelist and #Gender Pay Gap while legal experts claim the BBC could now face a slew of sex discrimination claims by the BBC's female presenters.
Theresa May also stepped into the row and said: 'I think what's important is that the BBC looks at the whole question of how they pay women and how they pay men for doing the same job'.The BBC's top paid woman is Claudia Winkleman who earns up to £499,000 for her TV and radio work - around £1.75million less than the top man Chris Evans - and the One Show's Alex Jones earns £450,000 and is joint ninth BBC presenter Andrew Marr has defended his £400,000-a-year salary, claiming he has turned down higher offers from the broadcaster's rivals.The former political editor was included on a list of the BBC's highest paid on-screen talent published for the first time on Wednesday.One senior BBC broadcaster told Mail Online that the atmosphere inside Broadcasting House was 'frosty' as staff saw what colleagues were earning for the first time.He said: 'It's fair to say morale is very low and people are understandably struggling when they see people are getting paid more for what is essentially the same job'.