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Huw Edwards ready to quit the BBC after bosses revealed his £529,000 salary

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HUW Edwards is ready to quit the BBC after hitting out at his bosses for revealing his £500,000-plus pay.

The newsreader, who took a pay cut lowering his £599,000-a-year salary to around £529,000, said the issue had “angered him”.

Huw Edwards said BBC bosses revealing his £529,000 salary 'angered' him


Huw Edwards said BBC bosses revealing his £529,000 salary ‘angered’ himCredit: PA:Press Association

And he admits he is finding the nightly role “taxing” ahead of his 60th birthday tomorrow.

Huw believes the Corporation bowed to pressure to publish salaries of anyone on more than £150,000 — and he feels the subject is personal.

He said: “It has angered me, to be honest. Not because I’m embarrassed about pay, especially because I took a huge cut years ago anyway.

“I don’t expect anyone to feel sorry for me.

“But my mother and father always told me it wasn’t my business what other people were paid. It can be awkward in terms of my personal attitude. My own children didn’t know how much I was paid.”

And he hinted he is thinking of leaving the job.

The dad-of-five said: “Now that a big milestone is here, 60, it’s natural to think ‘am I going to continue in this job?’. The nightly news business, after 20 years, that can be taxing,.”

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