And MPs attacked the corporation for imposing fees on the over75s while continuing to pay huge salaries to their presenters.
Conservative Jonathan Gullis said: “In a year that has seen many struggling to put food on the table and to keep up with rental payments, our family friendly BBC has continued to pay virtue-signalling presenters like Gary Lineker a sky-high salary.
“In a year that has seen grandparents cut off from their loved ones, isolated and alone, the BBC decided it’s best to scrap the free licence fee for the over-75s.
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