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…As Jonathan Ross leaves the BBC

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The critics of the BBC’s highest paid presenter Jonathan Ross may be jubilating now as the ‘star’ who have been with the corporation for 13 years finally announced that he is leaving the corporation.

Ross whose annual pay is reported to be £6 million said in a statement today that he have had a wonderful time at the BBC and is not wishing to renegotiate his contract.

Many UK newspapers and broadcast media have been criticising or have offered platforms for critics of the BBC for splashing £6 million out of the license fee on a single star, while license fee payers face tough economic conditions.

Despite the fact that, he still has six months left before the expiration of his contracts, speculations have been on about his possible replacement.

Whoever is ‘lucky’ to get the slot should expect attention from lovers and critics of the BBC and the star about his ‘fat’ salary. 

Will he/she be as ‘good’ as Ross or even better; in that case critics of the corporation will be vindicated for crying wolf about his annual home take.

If he/she turns out to be less productive and ‘entertaining’ as Ross, then the corporation will hold its shoulders high to prove that it is justified in curving out license fee to the tune of £6 million to pay a single star. 

So let’s wait and see how it will all play out.

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Written by danmakaranta

January 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm

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