Portsmouth University chancellor calls for equal pay over QI presenter role

Portsmouth University chancellor Sandi Toksvig has said it would be '˜absurd' if she does not receive the same pay cheque as Stephen Fry for hosting BBC's comedy quiz QI.

Tuesday, 11th October 2016, 2:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:32 pm
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The British-Danish writer, 58, known for hosting BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz for 23 years, now replaces Fry as host of the programme after a break which saw her co-found the Women’s Equality Party with Catherine Mayer in 2015.

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Speaking to the Radio Times about whether she would get the same pay cheque for her QI role as her predecessor, she said: ‘That, you would have to ask them (the BBC).

‘Certainly if you are doing the same job it seems a bit absurd if you’re not paid the same.’

The broadcaster said it did not comment on such matters.