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Gloria speaks up for gender pay equality as BBC is probed

Gloria Hunniford attends the TRIC Awards 2019 50th Birthday Celebration, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Gloria Hunniford attends the TRIC Awards 2019 50th Birthday Celebration, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

By Craig Simpson

Gloria Hunniford believes it is right that gender pay disparities are investigated.

The Northern Ireland-born presenter said she would be "really, really cross" if a man received more money than her for the same work.

Hunniford has said she "one million percent" supports the drive for equal pay in the media.

Speaking at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards in London, she said: "I think it's unfair, it doesn't cross my particular path, but I think newsreader is the best example - if I were one and the man sitting beside me, I would be really, really cross if he was getting paid more than me."

Hunniford added: "There are different salaries for different things; if you have a female newsreader and a male newsreader doing exactly the same job, there's no question in my mind that they should be getting the same pay.

"I think it's right that the whole aspect is being investigated."

The BBC is to be investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) over suspected past pay discrimination against female employees.

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