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BBC stars' moonlighting storm


Added 07-20-19 08:36:02am EST - “Question Time star Fiona Bruce had been listed as a key speaker in a glossy brochure for the Henley & Partners global citizenship conference in London in November.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “BBC stars' moonlighting storm”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The BBC was last night facing questions over why it allows its highly-paid stars to pocket tens of thousands of pounds for speaking engagements.

The corporation has faced a furore over presenter salaries, but it is still allowing them to pick up five-figure sums on their days off for hosting commercial events.

The BBC’s critics warn the practice could undermine the broadcaster’s impartiality and tarnish its reputation.

Question Time star Fiona Bruce, who earns an estimated £800,000 a year, had been due to speak at a lucrative engagement for a firm accused of inadvertently helping criminals to obtain passports.

But after the Daily Mail revealed the potential breach of BBC rules, Miss Bruce pulled out. Business editor Simon Jack was also forced to cancel his appearance at the event.

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