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Google search spikes for Derek Thompson after he's named BBC high earner

Casualty stalwart Derek Thompson tops BBC’s drama and comedy pay list

Google searches for Northern Ireland born actor revealed as being among the BBC's highest earners peaked after the broadcaster revealed what it pays its stars.

Derek Thompson has played the character of Charlie Fairhead in BBC One medical drama Casualty since it began in 1986.

He is revealed as earning between £350,000-£399,999, the figures from the corporation’s annual report reveal.

Following the release of the information at 11am on Wednesday, searches for the actor spiked with the majority of searches in Northern Ireland, Google reported.

 

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