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Old 06-01-2007, 16:41   #21
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Doing the Maths, I (and I suspect many others here) won't even earn £1m in our entire (almost 50) year working lifetime.

Guess makes us all pretty worthless then compaired to people like this

Funny ole world huh?

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Old 06-01-2007, 16:48   #22
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You can hardly single out Wossy though - you can say that about anyone in the public eye nowadays ??
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Old 06-01-2007, 17:19   #23
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if its 50p each, I'd buy him, he is a great presenter if you like his cheeky sense of humour. People tune into the comedy awards just to hear his opening speech.
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Old 06-01-2007, 19:44   #24
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People tune into the comedy awards just to hear his opening speech.
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Private Eye Number crunching

18M - Amount paid to J Ross
18M - Amount raised by Comic Relief
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Old 06-01-2007, 20:22   #26
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Are we sending Jonathan Ross to Africa then? WHat they going to do with him?
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Old 06-01-2007, 20:31   #27
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Are we sending Jonathan Ross to Africa then? WHat they going to do with him?
Dunno, but Rwanda would seem to be the perfect place.
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Old 06-01-2007, 21:43   #28
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No, not £18m. but at least people watch his shows and listen to his radio broadcasts - which can't be said of Graham Norton who is also on a multi-million pound contract...
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:45   #29
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You do have to wonder about this. If he only wants to work for the beeb or C4 then why did he wait to get such a ridiculous offer? Does he really need £18m over 3 years? If I was on that I'd give at least half of it away to good causes. TV companies should really be trying to bring new talent through so established stars don't ask for too much money cos they'd be scared they'd be replaced by the next (cheaper) big thing.

For the record, I think Ross is one of the best presenters around, but considering how the BBC is funded I just can't condone fees that high.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:52   #30
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Of course it's difficult to justify that anyone is "worth" £6million per year, especially for a non-profit "public funded" organisation.

But, assuming that BBC revenue from licence fees is around £3,000 million (it was £2,940.3m in 2005). I think that means that Ross acounts for about 0.2% of that.

And I personally am more than happy that 26 pence of my annual licence fee is spent on keeping him on the BBC. I'd watch significantly less BBC programmes if he wasn't on it.
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Kiran, I agree that Ross is one of the best if not the best. Like you say the big issue is with the support the BBC gets from the Govt/taxpayer. The BBC unlike SKY or ITV is funded by a license which we are all obliged to pay whether we like it or not. For this reason I think that the BBC needs to be show some moderation when it comes to securing the services of big names. I suppose there are other presenters such as Gary Lineker and old Brucie who I guess earn a fair whack so maybe it was unfair of me to single out Wossie.

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Old 07-01-2007, 10:06   #32
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The question is, does £18m go directly into Jonathan Ross's pocket for his services just as a presenter, or does it also pay for the all the other staff that work with him too? Are Ross's programmes actually made by his production company? Are they getting the £18m? What is the make-up of the deal exactly?
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The question is, does £18m go directly into Jonathan Ross's pocket for his services just as a presenter, or does it also pay for the all the other staff that work with him too? Are Ross's programmes actually made by his production company? Are they getting the £18m? What is the make-up of the deal exactly?
A very good point - I remember there was same issue when there was an outcry that Chris Evans had a "million pound per year" deal to do the Radio 1 breakfast show. When in reality it was a deal for his company to produce the entire show - including all costs and staff etc.

Although in Ross' case I suspect it is simply his "wages".
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:23   #34
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The question is, does £18m go directly into Jonathan Ross's pocket for his services just as a presenter, or does it also pay for the all the other staff that work with him too? Are Ross's programmes actually made by his production company? Are they getting the £18m? What is the make-up of the deal exactly?


come now, thats sensible talk lad.

He is worth it if he is paid it. thats the market forces.

not sure why he should give half his money to charity though as one posted suggested? do you do that for any salary over min wage?

don;t watch his stuff or listen to his radion show myself but many do enjoy them so worth keeping him. 2m per show per year seems reasonable for 3 fl;agship shows and is probably then comparable to most other presenters.
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He is good, but imho his wife is definately worth 18m, she's gorgeous!!
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:54   #36
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Mmm redheads
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:19   #37
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Does he really need £18m over 3 years? If I was on that I'd give at least half of it away to good causes.
Yeah, i bet you would!
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If I was on that I'd give at least half of it away to good causes.
Thats a big if
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Look at it this way. Would my life be worse if I was "only" on £3m a year instead of £6m?
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yes, it would be, IF you could have had 6m. why would you turn down the max you can get? you pay more taxes then, so thats a benefit to "the people"
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